On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1914

Historical Events

  • Battle at Gumbinnen, East-Prussia: Russians beat Germans
  • Battle at Morhange: German troops chase French, killing thousands
  • Bavarian troops kill 50 inhabitants of Nomeny, France
  • German army captured Brussels as the Belgian army retreated to Antwerp
  • German General von Bulow executes 211 Belgians

Famous Deaths

  • Pius X [Giuseppe M Sarto], Pope (1903-14), dies
1914 Highlights

About August 20, 1914

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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