27th July 1914 (Monday)

BORN TODAY: The Association of Ethnic Bulgarians in Hungary, founded by the descendants of Bulgarian vegetable farmers who initially only came to Hungary for seasonal work, and brought with them a vegetable growing method that had been unknown in the country at the time.


Science and technology: In the US, the first transcontinental telephone line is completed, from New York to San Francisco. It will be tested in two days from now, but commercial services are delayed until 1915, to coincide with the San Francisco World Fair.


Society and Culture: As the countries of Europe increasingly move to a war footing, the German Kaiser “interrupts” his summer cruise to return to Germany.




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