What Happened on August 2, 1914

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Belgian government receives German ultimatum
  • German press falsely reports that French bombed Nuremberg
  • German troops overthrows Luxembourg
  • Germany & Turkey sign secret treaty of alliance
  • Great Britain mobilizes
  • Postdam Conference ended
  • Russian troops invade Eastern Prussia
  • Sherlock Holmes Adventure "His Last Bow" takes place

Famous Birthdays

  • Beatrice Straight, Old Westbury, New York, American actress (Network, Poltergeist)
  • Felix Leclerc, composer
  • Ismond Rosen, psychoanalyst/artist

Famous Deaths

  • Gabriel Edouard Xavier Dupont, composer, dies at 36