On This Day

What Happened on August 25, 1914

Historical Events

  • -26] Belgian offensive at Antwerp
  • German troops in occupied Belgium begin the 6 week "Sack of Louvain," destroying historical buildings and killing hundreds of civilians
  • German troops march into France and push French army to the Sedan
  • German Zeppelins bomb Antwerp, Belgium, 10 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexei Haieff, American composer (Princess Zondilda), born in Biagoveschensk, Siberia (d. 1994)
1914 Highlights

About August 25, 1914

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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