What Happened on July 31, 1914

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

German Emperor Wilhelm II threatens war, orders Russia to demobilize

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Oil discovered in Lake of Maracaibo

Famous Birthdays

  • Jose Ignacio Domecq, Spanish wine maker, born in Jerez, Spain (d. 1997)
  • Louis De Funes, French actor and writer (The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacobs), born in Courbevoie, France (d. 1983)
  • Raymond Aubrac, French resistance leader, born in Paris, France (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • A J Jean Jaurès, French socialist (L'Humanité/Les Preuves), murdered=