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An eight-hour workday and a daily wage of $5 is announced by the Ford Motor Company. Read More
In order to protect copyrighted musical compositions, an American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established in New York City.
The Universal Postal Union is joined by the Republic of China.
The first successful non-direct blood transfusion is made by surgeon Albert Hustin using anticoagulants.
Mexico and the United States end diplomatic relations for the time being. Read More
A Mother's Day proclamation is signed by Woodrow Wilson. Read More
1,012 people die when the RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the St. Lawrence Gulf. Read More
The Archduke of Austria and his wife the Duchess, Franz and Sophie Ferdinand, are assassinated by Gavrilo Princip, a teenager and Serbian nationalist.
Babe Ruth makes his major league debut with the Red Sox, later becoming a baseball legend.
Diplomatic ties are severed between Austria-Hungary and Serbia and forces are mobilized by Austria-Hungary.
The new Cape Cod Canal in Massachusetts opens, shortening the trip between New York and Boston by 66 miles while turning Cape Cod into an island.
Following Russia's military mobilization in support of Serbia, war is declared on the Russian Empire by the German Empire and Germany begins mobilization.
The New York Stock Exchange officially closes due to war in Europe. Read More
Universal Negro Improvement Association in Jamaica is founded by Marcus Garvey.
Turkish neutrality in the war is secured by a secret treaty between Turkey and Germany. Read More
Germany declares war on France for being Russia's ally. Read More
Austria-Hungary is declared war on by the Kingdom of Montenegro. Read More
Belgium is declared war on by Germany in World War I. Read More
A declaration of war is made on Russia by Austria-Hungary during World War I.
The passage of the SS Ancon inaugurates the Panama Canal.
Japan declares war on Germany in World War I. Read More
The London Agreement of World War I ensures that no separate peace with the Central Powers can be sought by any of the members of the Triple Entente, being Britain, France, or Russia.
Belgium is declared war on by Turkey in World War I. Read More
The Federal Trade Commission Act establishes the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Britain and France declare war on Turkey in World War I.
The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens a year after being created by passage of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913.
There is an unofficial and temporary truce between British and German soldiers for Christmas during World War I.