August 19, 1914 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Elmer Rice' "On Trial" premieres in NYC
  • German army executed 150 Belgians by firing squad
  • German fleet bombs English coast
  • Harris Theater (Candler, Coan & Harris) opens at 226 W 42nd St NYC
  • In a message to the Senate, US President Wilson urges the American people to be 'neutral in fact as well as name'

Deaths in History

  • Franz Xavier Wernz, German Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1844)