Historical Events on August 4th, 1914

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • German fleet under admiral Souchon fire on Algerian coast
  • US declares neutrality on the outbreak of WWI
  • WWI: Field Marshal Lord Kitchener becomes British Minister of War after British declaration of war on Germany
  • WWI: German army shoots Belgian priests and burns down village of Battice
  • WWI: Germany declares war on Belgium; Britain declares war on Germany
  • WWI: King Albert I becomes Supreme Commander of Belgian army after German declaration of war