What Happened on August 1, 1914

Historical Events

  • British Grand Fleet reaches Scapa Flow

Declaration of War

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

  • France and Germany mobilize their troops at outbreak of WWI

Historic Event

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

  • 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? 108 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo