On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1914

Historical Events

  • Elmer Rice's "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

CommunicationHistoric Communication

In a message to the Senate, US President Woodrow Wilson urges the American people to be 'neutral in fact as well as name'

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Fumio Hayasaka, Japanese film score composer (Rashomon; Seven Samurai), born in Sendai, Honshū, Japan (d. 1955)
  • Lajos Baróti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Xavier Wernz, German Superior General of the Society of Jesus, dies at 69
1914 Highlights

About August 19, 1914

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo