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

Historic Event

US President Woodrow Wilson issues "Proclamation of Neutrality"


1914 Highlights

About August 18, 1914

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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