On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1914

Historical Events

  • 1st encounter between British & German troops (in Belgium)
  • Battle at Charleroi begins: Gen von Bulows troops beat French
  • Battle in Ardennen: Neufchateau, Rossignal, Tintigny & Virton
  • Canada's Finance Act, 1914, receives assent
  • General Martos' troops occupy Soldau/Neidenburg, East Prussia
  • German troops execute 384 inhabitants of Tamines, Belgium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

WW1: Von Ludendorff and Paul von Hindenburg move into East Prussia enroute to Russia

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg

Famous Deaths

  • Giacomo Radini-Tedeschi Italian religious figure
  • Léon Amédée François Raffenel, French general (3rd Colonial Div, WWI), dies during Battle of Rossignol at 58
  • Rondony, French general (3rd Colonial Div, WWI), dies during Battle of Rossignol at 58
1914 Highlights

About August 22, 1914

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

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo