On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1914

Historical Events

  • -20] Belgian army withdraws to Antwerp
  • French troops under general Dubail occupy Sarrebourg
  • Swiss track and road bicycle racer Oscar Egg sets new hour world record of 44.247 km at the outdoor VĂ©lodrome Buffalo in Paris; record stands until 1933

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Woodrow Wilson issues "Proclamation of Neutrality"

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

1914 Highlights

About August 18, 1914

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo