What Happened in 1914 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 420

  • Aug 7 Russia invades East Prussia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 8 3rd pole expedition Ernest Shackleton "Endurance"

Polar Explorer Ernest Shackleton
Polar Explorer
Ernest Shackleton
  • Aug 8 French troops under Gen Bonneau occupy Mulhouse at Elzas
  • Aug 8 Montenegro declares war on Germany
  • Aug 9 German U-15 was sunk by the British cruiser, H.M.S. Birmingham
  • Aug 10 At Liege, German 12"/16.5" guns reach Belgian boundary
  • Aug 10 German battle cruiser Goeben reaches Dardanellen/Turkey joins Germany
  • Aug 10 German troops reconquer Mulhouse in Elzas
  • Aug 10 WWI: French fall back at Alsace
  • Aug 11 Jews are expelled from Mitchenick, Poland
  • Aug 11 John Wray patents animation
  • Aug 12 France and Great Britian declare war on Austria-Hungary
  • Aug 12 Cavalry battle at Halen, Belgium ("Battle of the Silver Helmets")
  • Aug 12 German 16.5"/12" guns fires on forts round Liege
  • Aug 12 Russian troops take East-Prussia & occupy Marggrabowa
  • Aug 13 -14] German army occupies forts at Liege
  • Aug 13 Carl Wickman begins Greyhound, the 1st US bus line, in Minnesota
  • Aug 14 British field marshal John French & Gen Wilson land in France
  • Aug 15 13th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in New York (3-2)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 Dinant, Belgium, destroyed by German bombs. Lt Charles de Gaulle (24), injured

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Aug 15 Japan joins side of allies
  • Aug 15 Panama Canal opens (under cost)

MurderMurder of Interest

Aug 15 A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of the architect's Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murders seven people and burns the living quarters to the ground.

  • Aug 15 The first large public gathering of Boers in South Africa who do not want to support Britain in a war against Germany; British authorities will try to repress this movement, but discontent spreads

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Aug 15 US Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan, in a letter to J P Morgan, declares that loans to any of the belligerents go against US neutrality

US Politician William Jennings Bryan
US Politician
William Jennings Bryan
  • Aug 16 German army occupies last fort at Liege, Belgian general Leman caught
  • Aug 16 Zapata & Pancho Villa over run Mexico
  • Aug 16 World War I: Battle of Cer begins.
  • Aug 17 French troops under gen de Castelnau occupy Chateau Salins
  • Aug 18 Oscar Egg sets new cycling hour record (44,247 km)
  • Aug 18 -20] Belgian army withdraws to Antwerp
  • Aug 18 French troops under general Dubail occupy Sarrebourg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 18 US President Woodrow Wilson issues "Proclamation of Neutrality"

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Aug 19 Elmer Rice' "On Trial" premieres in NYC
  • Aug 19 German army executed 150 Belgians by firing squad
  • Aug 19 German fleet bombs English coast
  • Aug 19 Harris Theater (Candler, Coan & Harris) opens at 226 W 42nd St NYC
  • Aug 19 In a message to the Senate, US President Wilson urges the American people to be 'neutral in fact as well as name'
  • Aug 20 German General von Bulow executes 211 Belgians
  • Aug 20 -24] Battle of Bounderies: Lorraine, Ardennen, Sambre & Meuse, Mons
  • Aug 20 Battle at Gumbinnen, East-Prussia: Russians beat Germans
  • Aug 20 Battle at Morhange: German troops chase French, killing thousands
  • Aug 20 Bavarian troops kill 50 inhabitants of Nomeny, France
  • Aug 20 German army captured Brussels as the Belgian army retreated to Antwerp

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 21 20th US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 290 at Midlothian CC Ill

Golfer Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen
  • Aug 21 Belgium: German troops occupy Tamines
  • Aug 21 French offensive in the Ardennen/Sambre
  • Aug 22 Battle at Charleroi begins: Gen von Bulows troops beat French
  • Aug 22 1st encounter between British & German troops (in Belgium)
  • Aug 22 Battle in Ardennen: Neufchateau, Rossignal, Tintigny & Virton
  • Aug 22 Canada's Finance Act, 1914, receives assent
  • Aug 22 General Martos' troops occupy Soldau/Neidenburg, East Prussia
  • Aug 22 German troops execute 384 inhabitants of Tamines, Belgium

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Aug 22 WW1: Von Ludendorff and Paul von Hindenburg move into East Prussia enroute to Russia

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Aug 23 -24] German troops plunder Belgium
  • Aug 23 Battle of Mons: General Alexander von Kluck's troops forced a British withdrawal.
  • Aug 23 Gen von Hausen executes 612 inhabitants of Dinant, Belgium
  • Aug 23 Japan declares war on Germany in World War I
  • 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.
  • Sep 1 Lord Kitchener arrives in Paris
  • Sep 1 St Petersburg, Russia changes name to Petrograd
  • Sep 1 Von Gluck's army meets up with British expeditionary army
  • Sep 1 The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo.
  • Sep 1 34th U.S. Men's National Championship: R. Norris Williams beats Maurice McLoughlin (6-3, 8-6, 10-8)
  • Sep 2 -3] Gen von Hausen & countess of France regime flees to Bordeaux
  • Sep 2 The US Treasury Department establishes the Bureau of War Risk Insurance to provide up to $5 million worth of insurance for merchant ships and their crews
  • Sep 3 British expeditionary army/general Lanrezacs army attack the Marne
  • Sep 3 Cardinal Giacome della Chiesa becomes Pope Benedict XV
  • Sep 3 French troops vacate Rheims
  • Sep 3 Prince Wilhelm von Wied leaves Albania
  • Sep 3 Lemburg capital of Galicia, is taken after a three-day battle in which the Russians rout the Austrians
  • Sep 4 General von Moltke ceases German advance in France
  • Sep 4 France, Russia, and Britain agree in a Pact of London that none will make a separate peace
  • Sep 5 World War I: Battle of Marne begins, French and British forces prevent German advance on Paris (till the 12th Sept)
  • Sep 5 French headquarters move to Chatillon-sur-Seine
  • Sep 5 Gr Britain/France/Belgium/Russia sign pact of London
  • Sep 5 Proclamation prohibits Canadian mint from issuing gold coins

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 546

  • May 4 Emmanuel Robles, Algerian-Fren journalist/playwright (Lesson Hauteurs)
  • May 7 Sir Arthur Snelling, British Ambassador (d. 1996)
  • May 8 Lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords)
  • May 8 Romain Gary, Polish writer (d. 1980)
  • May 9 Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
  • May 9 Frank Chacksfield, arranger/orchestra leader
  • May 9 Hank Snow, Nova Scotia Canada, country singer (I Went to Your Wedding)
  • May 9 Josef Muller-Brockmann, graphic designer/writer
  • May 9 Theodore Kheel, labor negotiator (Fair Employment Practices)
  • May 10 Charles McGraw, actor (Michael-Falcon, Smith Family), born in NYC, New York
  • May 10 Lord Smith, British surgeon
  • May 11 Haroun Tazieff, French volcanologist (d. 1998)
  • May 12 Bertus Aafjes, Dutch poet/writer
  • May 12 Dan Daniel, politician (Rep-D-VA, 1969-88), born in Chatham, Virginia (d. 1988)
  • May 12 Howard K Smith, LA, TV newsman (ABC, Moderated Kennedy-Nixon debate)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 13 Joe Louis, American world heavyweight boxing champion (1937-49), born in Lafayette, Alabama (d. 1981)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • May 15 Jack Pepys, immunologist
  • May 15 Pierre Froidebise, composer
  • May 15 Turk Broda, ice hockey goaltender (d. 1972)
  • May 16 Edward T. Hall, American anthropologist and author
  • May 17 Guido Masanetz, composer
  • May 18 Anthony Fell, British MP
  • May 18 Boris Christoff, Bulgaria/Italian bass (Boris Godunov)
  • May 18 Pierre A Balmain, France, fashion designer (1940's "New Look")
  • May 19 Max Perutz, Austrian-born molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (d. 2002)
  • May 19 Go Seigen, Japanese Go player
  • May 19 Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)
  • May 20 Corneliu Coposu, Romanian politician (d. 1995)
  • May 20 Hideko Maehata, Japanese swimmer (d. 1995)
  • May 22 Vance Packard, Granville Summit Pa, author (Hidden Persuaders)
  • May 22 Sun Ra, American musician (d. 1993)
  • May 23 Alec Dickson, founder (VSO)
  • May 23 Barbara Ward, economist/writer (Only One Earth)
  • May 23 Leo Lerman, actor/manager/critic (Dance Magazine)
  • May 23 Travis Kemp, dancer/teacher
  • May 24 Clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man government)
  • May 24 George Tabori, Hungarian writer, born in Budapest (d. 2007)
  • May 24 Lilli Palmer, [Peiser], German actress (Cloak and Dagger), born in Pozen (d. 1986)
  • May 26 Archie Duncan, actor (Sherlock Holmes), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • May 27 Hugh Le Caine, composer
  • May 27 Lord Erroll of Hale, British minister
  • May 27 Rose Stainton, CEO (British Airways)
  • May 28 W G G Duncan-Smith, fighter pilot
  • May 29 Stacy Keach, Sr., American actor (d. 2003)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 29 Tenzing Norgay, Tibetan climber who was the 1st to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953 with Edmund Hillary (exact date of birth unknown, but he celebrated on the 29th), born in either northeastern Nepal or Tibet (d. 1986)

Mountaineer and Explorer Tenzing Norgay
Mountaineer and Explorer
Tenzing Norgay
  • May 30 Bobby Sherwood, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • May 31 Akira Ifukube, composer
  • Jun 3 Eugene Fuller, polymath/linguist
  • Jun 3 Ronald George Woodman, pilot
  • Jun 4 Willy-August Linnemann, Danish writer/journalist
  • Jun 5 Beatrice de Cardi, British archaeologist, born in London (d. 2016)
  • Jun 5 Rose Hill, singer/actress (Nicholas Nickleby, Shot in the Dark)
  • Jun 5 Stan Jones, Douglas Az, actor (Sheriff of Cochise)
  • Jun 8 Joseph de Pietro, US, 56kg weightlifter (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • Jun 8 Kurt Barthel [KuBa], German writer and political activist, born in Garnsdorf (d. 1967)
  • Jun 9 Barbara Mullen, actress (Thunder Rock, Innocent Sinners), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 9 Hermann Haller, composer
  • Jun 10 Polly Hill, Dr/anthropologist
  • Jun 11 Gerald Mohr, actor (Christopher-Foreign Intrigue), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 11 Hendrik Berkhof, Dutch theologist (Church & Emperor)
  • Jun 11 Jack Mann, pilot/hostage
  • Jun 12 Peter Lancelot Williams, dance journalist
  • Jun 12 William Lundigan, actor (Climax), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Jun 12 Bill Kenny, singer (The Bill Kenny Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Jun 14 Pauline Moore, American actress (d. 2001)
  • Jun 14 Winifred Milius Lubell, New York, American illustrator and writer (The Outer Lands) (d. 2012)
  • Jun 15 Cees [Cornelis A B] Bantzinger, Dutch cartoonist/illustrator
  • Jun 15 Saul Steinberg, Romania, cartoonist/illustrator (New Yorker)
  • Jun 15 Yuri Andropov, Russian KGB chief/1st secretary
  • Jun 15 Hilda Terry, American Cartoonist (d. 2006)
  • Jun 16 Stewart Cathie "Billy" Griffith, cricketer (140 for England, 1948)
  • Jun 16 Stewart Griffith, secretary (MCC)
  • Jun 17 John R Hersey, author (Hiroshima, Bell for Adano, Wall)
  • Jun 18 Billy Wade, cricket wicket-keeper (South African in 11 Tests 1938-50)
  • Jun 19 Alan Cranston, (Sen-D-CA, 1969- )
  • Jun 19 Harry Lauter, White Plains NY, actor (Waterfront)
  • Jun 19 Morgan Morgan-Giles, Brits Lt admiral/MP
  • Jun 19 Lester Raymond Flatt, TN, bluegrass (Earl-Ballad of Jed Clampett)
  • Jun 19 Anthony Bloom, Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church (d. 2003)
  • Jun 20 Friedrich Zipp, composer
  • Jun 21 Jan Decadt, Flemish composer, born in Ypres (d. 1995)
  • Jun 21 William Vickrey, economist
  • Jun 22 Lilo Hardel, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1999)
  • Jun 24 Pearl Witherington CBE, British WW II secret agent (d. 2008)
  • Jun 26 John J "John" Beautiful Garden, sculptor
  • Jun 26 Laurie Lee, English poet/author (I Can't Stay Long)
  • Jun 26 Richard Maltby, orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show)
  • Jun 26 Wolfgang Windgassen, Annemasse France, tenor (Stuttgart Opera)
  • Jun 27 Alexander Pola, [Abraham Polak], Dutch actor/writer (Farce Major)
  • Jun 27 Giorgio Almirante, Italy, fascist (member of parliament (1948-87))
  • Jun 27 Robert Aickman, English author (d. 1981)
  • Jun 28 Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player
  • Jun 28 Aribert Heim, Austrian physician
  • Jun 29 Rafael Kubelik, Bychory Czechoslovakia, conductor (Cornelia Farooli)
  • Jun 29 Christos Papakyriakopoulos, Greek mathematician (d. 1976)
  • Jun 29 Dr Nnoseng Ellen Kate Khuzwayo, Thaba-Nchu Orange Free State, South African member of parliament (ANC) and noted writer ("Call me Woman")
  • Jun 30 David Wayne, actor (Adam's Rib, Andromeda Strain, 3 Faces of Eve)
  • Jun 30 Natko Devcic, composer
  • Jun 30 Francisco da Costa Gomes, 16th President of Portugal (d. 2001)
  • Jul 1 Cristyl Cranz, Germany, slalom (Olympic-gold-1936)

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