On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1914

Historical Events

  • 24.8 cm rainfall at Bloomingdale, Michigan (state record)
  • Ecuador becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • General von Kluck decides not to attack Paris
  • German troops reconquer Soldau/Neidenburg East-Prussia

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard Basehart, American actor (Voyage to Bottom of Sea), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 1984)
1914 Highlights

About August 31, 1914

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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