On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1914

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • -24] German troops plunder Belgium
  • Battle of Mons: General Alexander von Kluck's troops forced a British withdrawal.
  • Gen von Hausen executes 612 inhabitants of Dinant, Belgium
  • Japan declares war on Germany in World War I

Famous Deaths

  • Felix Fivet, Belgian baby, executed by German troops at 3 weeks
  • George Ambrose Pogson, British consul in Hamburg (1880-1914), dies