What Happened in May 1914

  • "A Busy Day" (film) is Released

    A Busy Day is a 1914 short film starring Charlie Chaplin and Mack Swain. In A Busy Day, Chaplin plays a wife jealous of her husband's (Mack... Read more

  • The First Mother's Day

    President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation on May 9, 1914, asking Americans to give a public expression of reverence to mothers through the... Read more

  • Sinking of the RMS Empress of Ireland

    Only 14 minutes after having being struck by the Storstad, the Empress keeled over. Captain Kendall was thrown from the bridge and was eventually... Read more