1914 events in history

Jan 5 The Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and that it would pay a "living wage" of at least $5 for a day's labor
Jan 9 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., the first historically black intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity to be officially recognized at Howard University, is founded
Feb 2 Charlie Chaplin's first film appearance, Making a Living premiered
Feb 6 The Bondetåget, a peasant uprising in support of the monarchy, takes place in Sweden
Feb 12 In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place
Feb 13 Copyright: In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members
Feb 26 HMHS Britannic, sister to the RMS Titanic, is launched at Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast
Feb 28 The Autonomous Republic of Northern Epirus is proclaimed in Gjirokastër, by the Greeks living in southern Albania
Mar 1 The Republic of China joins the Universal Postal Union
Mar 7 Prince William of Wied arrives in Albania to begin his reign
Mar 8 First flights (for the Royal Thai Air Force) at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok
Mar 25 Aris is founded in Thessaloniki
Apr 9 Mexican Revolution: One of the world's first naval/air skirmishes takes place off the coast of western Mexico
Apr 20 Nineteen men, women, and children die in the Ludlow Massacre during a Colorado coal-miner's strike
Apr 21 Ypiranga incident: A German arms shipment to Mexico is intercepted by the U.S. Navy near Veracruz, Veracruz
Apr 23 First baseball game at Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park in Chicago
Apr 24 The Franck–Hertz experiment, a pillar of quantum mechanics, is presented to the German Physical Society
Apr 27 Honduras becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty
May 16 The first ever National Challenge Cup final is played. Brooklyn Field Club defeats Brooklyn Celtic 2-1
May 17 The Protocol of Corfu is signed, recognising full autonomy to Northern Epirus under nominal Albanian sovereignty
May 25 The United Kingdom's House of Commons passes the Home Rule Act for devolution in Ireland
May 29 The Ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with the loss of 1,024 lives
May 30 The new, and then the largest, Cunard ocean liner RMS Aquitania, 45,647 tons, sets sails on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England, to New York, New York
Jun 23 Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa takes Zacatecas from Victoriano Huerta
Jun 28 Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by Bosnia Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip, the casus belli of World War I
Jun 29 Jina Guseva attempts to assassinate Grigori Rasputin at his home town in Siberia
Jul 4 The funeral of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie takes place in Vienna, six days after their assassinations in Sarajevo
Jul 11 Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major League Baseball
Jul 11 USS Nevada (BB-36) is launched
Jul 18 The U.S. Congress forms the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps, giving official status to aircraft within the U.S. Army for the first time
Jul 21 The Crown council of Romania decides for the country to remain neutral in World War I
Jul 23 Austria-Hungary issues a series of demands in an ultimatum to the Kingdom of Serbia demanding Serbia to allow the Austrians to determine who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Serbia accepts all but one of those demands and Austria declares war on July 28
Jul 26 Serbia and Bulgaria interrupt diplomatic relationship
Jul 27 Felix Manalo registers the Iglesia ni Cristo with the Philippine government
Jul 28 World War I: Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia after Serbia rejects the conditions of an ultimatum sent by Austria on July 23 following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Jul 29 The Cape Cod Canal opened
Aug 1 The German Empire declares war on the Russian Empire at the opening of World War I. The Swiss Army mobilizes because of World War I
Aug 3 World War I: Germany declares war against France
Aug 4 World War I: Germany invades Belgium. In response, Belgium and the United Kingdom declare war on Germany. The United States declares its neutrality
Aug 5 In Cleveland, Ohio, the first electric traffic light is installed
Aug 5 World War I: The guns of Point Nepean fort at Port Phillip Heads in Victoria (Australia) fire across the bows of the Norddeutscher Lloyd steamer SS Pfalz which is attempting to leave the Port of Melbourne in ignorance of the declaration of war and she is detained; this is said to be the first Allied shot of the War
Aug 5 World War I: The German minelayer SS Königin Luise lays a minefield about 40 miles (64 km) off the Thames Estuary (Lowestoft). She is intercepted and sunk by the British light-cruiser HMS Amphion
Aug 6 World War I: Serbia declares war on Germany; Austria declares war on Russia
Aug 6 World War I: First Battle of the Atlantic: Two days after the United Kingdom had declared war on Germany over the German invasion of Belgium, ten German U-boats leave their base in Heligoland to attack Royal Navy warships in the North Sea
Aug 9 Start of the Battle of Mulhouse, part of a French attempt to recover the province of Alsace and the first French offensive of World War I
Aug 12 World War I: The Battle of Haelen a.k.a. (Battle of the Silver Helmets) a clash between large Belgian and German cavalry formations at Halen, Belgium
Aug 12 World War I: The United Kingdom declares war on Austria-Hungary; the countries of the British Empire follow suit
Aug 14 World War I: Start of the Battle of Lorraine, an unsuccessful French offensive designed to recover the lost province of Moselle from Germany
Aug 15 The Panama Canal opens to traffic with the transit of the cargo ship SS Ancon
Aug 15 A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of the latter's Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murders seven people and burns the living quarters to the ground