What Happened on August 3, 1914

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st seaworthy ship passes through the Panama Canal
  • Belgium rejects demand to allow free crossing for German army
  • British Foreign Secretary Edward Grey famously remarks "The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our time."
  • French fleet sails to North Africa
  • German battle cruiser Goeben leaves Messina
  • Germany invades Belgium and declares war on France in WW I
  • World Alliance for Promoting International Friendship through Churches forms
  • Yankee catcher Nunamaker throws out 3 would be stealers in 1 inning

Famous Birthdays

  • Rick Slabbinck, Flemish painter