What Happened in August 1914 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 124 of 124

  • Aug 24 Battle at Bergen: Germans defeat Belgian/British troops
  • Aug 24 German troops occupy Namur, Belgium
  • Aug 24 Jerome Kern & Michael E Rourles musical premieres in NYC
  • Aug 25 -26] Belgian offensive at Antwerp
  • Aug 25 Belgium: German army begins 6 week plundering of Leuven, Belgium
  • Aug 25 German Zeppelins bomb Antwerp, Belgium, 10 die
  • Aug 25 German troops march into France and push French army to the Sedan
  • Aug 26 -9/10] Russian army attacks Austrian army in Galicia
  • Aug 26 Battle of Tannenberg (WWI) - 8th German army defeats Russian Narev army
  • Aug 27 Second day of Battle of Tannenberg (WWI): Germans bombard Usdau
  • Aug 27 US war reporter Richard H Davis visits Leuven
  • Aug 28 Third day of Battle of Tannenberg (WWI): violent German/Russian battles
  • Aug 28 Battle of Helgoland: British fleet beats German, 1,100 killed
  • Aug 28 British General John French evacuate Amiens
  • Aug 29 4th day of Battle of Tannenberg (WWI): Russian Narev-army panics, Gen Martos caught
  • Aug 29 Arizonian is 1st vessel to arrive in SF via Panama Canal
  • Aug 29 Battle of St Quentin: French counter attack under General Lanrezac
  • Aug 29 New Zealand forces capture German Samoa
  • Aug 30 1st German plane bombs Paris, 2 killed
  • Aug 30 Battle of Tannenberg (WWI) ends in destruction of Russian 2nd Narev army ca. 170,000 killed or injured
  • Aug 31 24.8 cm rainfall at Bloomingdale, Michigan (state record)
  • Aug 31 General von Kluck decides not to attack Paris
  • Aug 31 German troops reconquer Soldau/Neidenburg East-Prussia
  • Aug 31 Ecuador becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

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