July 1914 in history

July 1914 events chronologically

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 USS Nevada (BB-36) is launched
Jul 11 Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major League Baseball
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

Top 7 most famous people born in July 1914

Jul 1 Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr the fourth President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from 17 July 1968 until 16 July 1979. A leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, and later, the Baghdad-based Ba'ath Party and its regional organisation Ba'ath Party – Iraq Region , which espoused ba'athism, a mix of Arab nationalism and Arab socialism
Jul 8 Jyoti Basu a Bengali politician belonging to the Communist Party of India from West Bengal, India. He served as the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1977 to 2000, making him the longest-serving Chief Minister of any state of India. Basu was a member of the CPI Politburo from the time of the party's founding in 1964 until 2008. From 2008 until his death in 2010 he remained a permanent invitee to the central committee of the party
Jul 9 Willi Stoph an East German politician. He served as Prime Minister of the German Democratic Republic from 1964 to 1973, and again from 1976 until 1989
Jul 10 Joe Shuster a Canadian-American comic book artist. He was best known for co-creating the DC Comics character Superman, with writer Jerry Siegel, first published in Action Comics 1
Jul 15 Akhtar Hameed Khan a Pakistani development activist and social scientist. He promoted participatory rural development in Pakistan and other developing countries, and widely advocated community participation in development. His particular contribution was the establishment of a comprehensive project for rural development, the Comilla Model. It earned him the Ramon Magsaysay Award from the Philippines and an honorary Doctorate of law from Michigan State University. Ralph Smuckler wrote in his book, "His Scandinavian colleagues and other advisors had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize"
Jul 18 Gino Bartali a champion road cyclist. He was the most renowned Italian cyclist before the Second World War, having won the Giro d'Italia three times and the Tour de France twice, in 1938 and 1948. His second and last Tour de France victory in 1948 gave him the largest gap between victories in the race
Jul 31 Louis de Funès a popular French actor of Spanish origin and one of the giants of French comedy alongside André Bourvil and Fernandel. His acting style is remembered for its high energy performance, wide range of facial expressions and engaging, snappy impatience and selfishness

Top 7 most famous people died in July 1914

Jul 1 Hermann Joseph Klein a German astronomer, author and professor. Born in Cologne, Germany on September 14, 1844, he attained his doctorate from the University of Cologne in 1874, and taught at the school. He was a member of the Selenographic Society and the crater Klein on the Moon is now named after him
Jul 2 Joseph Chamberlain a British politician and statesman. He was best known as the leading imperialist of the day in Britain, first in the radical wing of the Liberal Party then in the Liberal Unionist alliance partner of the Conservative Party. He was the chief advocate and supervisor of the Second Boer War , and by 1906, when a stroke ended his career, was the leading advocate of "tariff reform". Chamberlain divided both major British political parties– Gladstone's Liberals in 1886 and the Unionists in 1903 – in each case helping to derail the political prospects of that party
Jul 6 Delmira Agustini considered one of the greatest female Latin American poets of the early 20th century.
Jul 18 Julius Braathe a Norwegian rifle shooter who competed in the early 20th century. Braathe won the gold medal with the Norwegian free rifle team at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. He also competed at the 1906 Intercalated Games and the 1912 Summer Olympics. He died in a drowning accident, at only 40 years old
Jul 22 George Crum a mixed-race African/Native American trapper and guide in the Adirondacks, who became renowned for his culinary skills after becoming a cook and restaurant owner in Saratoga Springs, New York. By 1860 he owned Crum's House, a popular lakeside restaurant in nearby Malta
Jul 22 Charles Maurin a French painter, engraver, and an anarchist who practiced a variety of styles. A notable symbolist work of his being Maternity, a study of motherhood. He was a friend of the painter Félix Vallotton
Jul 31 Jean Jaurès a French Socialist leader. Initially an Opportunist Republican, he evolved into one of the first social democrats, becoming the leader, in 1902, of the French Socialist Party, which opposed Jules Guesde's revolutionary Socialist Party of France. The two parties merged in 1905 in the French Section of the Workers' International. An antimilitarist, Jaurès was assassinated at the outbreak of World War I, and remains one of the main historical figures of the French Left