What Happened on August 5, 1914

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st electric traffic light installed in the USA on the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Cuba, Uruguay, Mexico & Argentina proclaim neutrality in WW I
  • Dutch Cort Van de Linden government issues silver bonds as money
  • Massive German assault on forts around Li├Ęge
  • Montenegro declares war against Austria-Hungary in World War I
  • US and Nicaragua sign treaty granting canal rights to US
  • Westerschelde leaves due to German invasion in Belgium

Famous Birthdays

  • Anita Colby, model/actress (Pepsi Cola Playhouse), born in Washington, D.C.
  • David Brian, actor (Accussed of Murder, Dawn at Sorocco), born in NYC, New York
  • Stjepan Sulek, Croatian violinist/composer (Coriolan)