January 1914 calendar

January 1914

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 1914.
The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was H. H. Asquith (Liberal), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 1914: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1914?


  • 01 Jan 1914 1st scheduled airline flight, St. Petersburg-Tampa (Tony Jannus pilot)
  • 02 Jan 1914 Philips installs research department in Eindhoven.
  • 05 Jan 1914 The Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and a minimum wage of $5 for a day's labor.
  • 06 Jan 1914 Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded.
  • 09 Jan 1914 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., the first historically black intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity to be officially recognized at Howard University is founded.
  • 10 Jan 1914 Oscar Mathisen skates world record 500 minutes in 43.7 seconds in Oslo.
  • 13 Jan 1914 IWW-leader/songwriter Joe Hill arrested "Girl from Utah" East-Prussia.
  • 14 Jan 1914 Henry Ford introduces assembly line, for T-Fords.
  • 16 Jan 1914 Writer Maksim Gorki returns to Russia.
  • 24 Jan 1914 Opera Madeleine, premieres in New York City
  • 26 Jan 1914 600 Dutch textile workers go on strike.
  • 28 Jan 1914 1st Millrose Games (athletics) held (NYC)

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in January 1914?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - On the Old Fall River Line
  2. - I'll Sing Thee Songs of Araby
  3. - My Wonderful Dream Girl
  4. - On the Old Fall River Line
  5. - That International Rag


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Release year: 1914

Directed by: Sasha Guitry