No, J. Lee Grady, it did happen.
In a recent post for Charisma discounting Harold Camping’s prediction that May 21st, 2011 would be “the end-times” J. Lee Grady wrote:
“Jehovah’s Witnesses taught that Jesus would begin His millennial reign in 1914. When that didn’t happen, they pointed to the outbreak of World War I and began teaching that this was the “beginning of the end.””
Honestly I don’t mind anyone writing for or against the beliefs of Jehovah’s Witness (of which I am one) but I don’t understand why they’d completely misrepresent a core-belief of the Witnesses this poorly.
In fact, Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that Jesus Christ did become King in 1914 (although we don’t believe it was the beginning of his 1000 year reign but that is a longer topic). This is plainly plastered all over the Watchtower.org website.