1914 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
The St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line in the United States
starts services between where?
A: St. Petersburg and Tampa, Florida, becoming the first airline to provide scheduled regular commercial passenger services with heavier-than-air aircraft.
Who is the first airline passenger?
A: Abram C. Pheil, mayor of St. Petersburg.
How many people turn out to witness the first departure?
A: and over 3,000 people.
In January, Ford Motor Company announces what?
A: An eight-hour workday and a daily wage of $5.
What fraternity is founded by African American students at
Howard University in Washington, D.C.?
A: The Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.
What volcano in Japan begins to erupt, becoming effusive
after a very large earthquake on January 13?
A: The Sakurajima volcano.
Who makes his film début in the comedy short Making a
A: Charlie Chaplin.
Release of what Charlie Chaplin film?
A: The Keystone comedy Kid Auto Races at Venice.
The Luxembourg national football team has its first
victory, beating who 5–4 in a friendly match, for the first and only time in
What film is released starring Mary Pickford?
A: Hearts Adrift.
In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors
and Publishers is established to protect what?
A: The copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the "what" is put
A: Lincoln Memorial.
Who steps down as Prime Minister of Sweden in the aftermath
of the Courtyard crisis?
A: Karl Staaff.
The Republic of China joins what?
A: The Universal Postal Union.
Who arrives in Albania to begin his reign?
A: Prince William of Wied.
What does suffragette Mary Richardson do in London's
National Gallery with a meat chopper?
A: She damages Velázquez' painting Rokeby Venus.
On Saint Patrick's Day Green beer is invented by whom and
displayed at the Schnorrer Club of Morrisania in the Bronx,
A: Dr. Thomas H. Curtin.
Belgian surgeon Albert Hustin makes the first successful
A: Blood transfusion, using anticoagulants.
Who arrives in Easter Island to make the first true study
A: Katherine Routledge and her husband.
Canadian Margaret C. MacDonald is appointed Matron-in-Chief
of the Canadian Nursing service band and becomes the first woman in the British
Empire to do what?
A: To reach the rank of major.
What professional architecture fraternity, is founded in
the Hotel Sherman in Chicago?
A: Alpha Rho Chi.
The Colorado National Guard attacks a what?
A: A tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado in the United States, killing 24 people.
President Woodrow Wilson asks the United States Congress to
use "what" in reaction to the Tampico Affair?
A: military force in Mexico.
Exposition Internationale is held where?
A: At Lyon (France).
What does Woodrow Wilson sign?
A: A Mother's Day proclamation.
The United Kingdom's House of Commons passes what?
A: Irish Home Rule.
What ocean liner sinks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence with
1,012 lives being lost?
A: RMS Empress of Ireland.
The ocean liner RMS Aquitania makes her what?
A: Maiden voyage.
Woodrow Wilson's envoy Edward Mandell House meets with
A: Kaiser Wilhelm II.
The Brazilian Football Confederation is founded, with whom
as its first president?
A: Álvaro Zamith.
Pittsburgh Pirate Honus Wagner becomes the first baseball
player in the 20th century with what?
A: 3000 career hits.
Ottoman Greeks in Phocaea are massacred by whom?
A: Turkish troops.
19-year-old Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip
A: Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Duchess Sophie.
Who attempts and fails to assassinate Grigori Rasputin at
his home town in Siberia?
A: Khioniya Guseva.
The German Kaiser announces what?
A: That he will not attend the Archduke's funeral.
4 people are killed in New York City when an anarchist bomb
intended to kill whom explodes prematurely in the plotters' apartment?
A: John D. Rockefeller.
Baseball legend Babe Ruth makes his major league debut with
A: The Boston Red Sox.
USS Nevada, the United States Navy's first "what"
battleship, is launched?
What happens to Supreme Court of the United States justice
Horace H. Lurton?
A: He succumbs to a heart attack at age 70.
What Corps of the United States Army is formed?
A: The Signal Corps.
Gandhi leaves South Africa for the last time, sailing out
A: Cape Town for England on board the SS Kinfauns Castle.
Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia by telegram and its
army does what?
A: Bombards Belgrade.
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia orders a what?
A: A partial mobilization against Austria-Hungary.
In Massachusetts, the new Cape Cod Canal opens, shortening
the trip between New York and Boston by 66 miles, but also what?
A: It turns Cape Cod into an island.
In July, Austrian warships bombard what?
A: Belgrade, capital of Serbia.
The German Empire declares war on the whom?
A: Russian Empire.
Germany declares war on what Russian ally?