What Happened on August 15, 1914

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 13th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in New York (3-2)

MurderMurder of Interest

A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of the architect's Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murders seven people and burns the living quarters to the ground.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dinant, Belgium, destroyed by German bombs. Lt Charles de Gaulle (24), injured

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Japan joins side of allies
  • Panama Canal opens (under cost)
  • The first large public gathering of Boers in South Africa who do not want to support Britain in a war against Germany; British authorities will try to repress this movement, but discontent spreads

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan, in a letter to J P Morgan, declares that loans to any of the belligerents go against US neutrality

US Politician William Jennings Bryan
US Politician
William Jennings Bryan

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Nicholson Gunn, writer

Famous Deaths

  • Anatol K Liadov, Russian composer (Baba yaga), dies at 59 [NS=Aug 28]