On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1914

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st German plane bombs Paris, 2 killed

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Battle of Tannenberg (WWI) ends in destruction of Russian 2nd Narev army, ca. 170,000 killed or injured, German victory on Eastern Front

German WWI General Erich Ludendorff
German WWI General
Erich Ludendorff

Famous Birthdays

  • Julie Bishop [Jacqueline Wells], American actress (My Hero, Northern Pursuit, Threat), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2001)
  • Sydney Wooderson, English athlete dubbed "The Mighty Atom" (world record 1937), born in Camberwell, London (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • Adrian H Stewart, British lieutenant, dies in battle in Cameroon at 26
  • Aleksandr Samsonov, Russian general, commits suicide