On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1914

Historical Events

  • British Grand Fleet reaches Scapa Flow

BattleDeclaration of War

Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany declares war on his nephew Tsar Nicholas II of Russia in WWI

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
Tsar Nicholas II
Nicholas II
  • France and Germany mobilize their troops at outbreak of WWI

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Marcus Garvey and others found the Universal Negro Improvement Association in Jamaica with aim of creating black-governed nation in Africa

Black Nationalist Marcus Garvey
Black Nationalist
Marcus Garvey
  • Trois Vierges: German 69th infantry regiment enters Luxembourg on outbreak of WWI

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Delano [Jacob Ovcharov], Russian-born American composer and photographer, born in Voroshilovka, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
1914 Highlights

About August 1, 1914

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo