What Happened on August 7, 1914

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Engagement between British cruiser HMS Gloucester and German cruisers SMS Breslau and SMS Goeben off Greece
  • French government awards King Albert of Belgium the Great Cross
  • French troops under Gen Bonneau occupy Altkitrch at Elzas
  • German army occupies city of Liege, Belgium
  • Lord Kitchener says "Your country needs you" poster spreads over UK
  • Russia invades East Prussia

Famous Birthdays

  • Ted Moore, South Africa, cinematographer (James Bond)

Famous Deaths

  • B B (Bransby) Cooper, cricketer (Test for Australia), dies
  • Boleslaw Dembinski, composer, dies at 81