What Happened on September 8, 1914

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • HMS (formerly RMS) Oceanic, sister ship of RMS Titanic, sinks off Scotland
  • Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during WW1

Famous Birthdays

  • Dimitrios I, patriarch (primus interparis orthodox Christians)
  • Hillary Brooke, Abbott & Costello's neighbor (Hillary)

Famous Deaths

  • William E Darwin, British son of Charles Darwin, dies at 74