was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar, the 1914th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 914th year of the 2nd millennium, the 914th year of the -14th century in the 20th century, and 5th year in the 1910s decade. The 1914 denomination for this year has been in use since the early Medieval period, when the Anno Domini (A.D.) calendar era became the common method in Europe for naming years. Beginning in 1914, the Gregorian calendar was counted
13 days after the Julian calendar, which remained in use in certain countries until 1923.
The Dutch East Indies government made Sukabumi City a Burgerlijk Bestuur with the status of Gemeente (Kotapraja) on the grounds that in this city there were many Dutch and European owners of plantations located in the southern part of Sukabumi Regency who had to get special management and services.
April 6 - The United States joins the allies.
June 28 - Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, by a Yugoslav nationalist in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. This murder was the trigger for World War I.
14 July - Darussalam Martapura Islamic Boarding School was established.
July 28 - World War I begins.
September 6 - Al-Irshad is founded.
September 22 - The Paguyuban Pasundan management asked the government for permission to carry out their activities legally. By decree number 46 dated December 9, 1914, the permit was granted. Furthermore, until 1918, this organization was more of a socio-cultural association.
October 7 - Ordained a new bishop of the Diocese of Amboina named Jacques Grent.
June 1 - Wahid Hasyim, Indonesia's first Minister of Religion, National Hero of Indonesia (d. 1953).
26 August - A. M. Sipahoetar, Indonesian journalist, co-founder of Antara (d. 1948).
October 26 - Jackie Coogan, American actor (d. 1984).
• 28 June - Franz Ferdinand of Austria, shot in Sarajevo (b. 1863).