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
National Gallery with a meat chopper?
A: She damages Velázquez' painting Rokeby Venus.
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.
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
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?