On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1914

Historical Events

  • -9/10] Russian army attacks Austrian army in Galicia

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Battle of Tannenberg begins (WWI): 8th German army defeats Russian Narev army

German WWI General Erich Ludendorff
German WWI General
Erich Ludendorff

Famous Birthdays

  • Julio Cort├ízar, Argentine writer (Blow-Up, Underground Game), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1984)
1914 Highlights

About August 26, 1914

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo