What Happened on August 19, 1914

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Elmer Rice' "On Trial" premieres in NYC
  • German army executed 150 Belgians by firing squad
  • German fleet bombs English coast
  • Harris Theater (Candler, Coan & Harris) opens at 226 W 42nd St NYC
  • In a message to the Senate, US President Wilson urges the American people to be 'neutral in fact as well as name'

Famous Birthdays

  • Fumio Hayasaka, composer
  • Lajos BarĂ³ti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Xavier Wernz, German Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1844)