What Happened on August 4, 1914

Historical Events

  • German fleet under admiral Souchon fire on Algerian coast
  • US declares neutrality on the outbreak of WWI

Declaration of War

WWI: Field Marshal Lord Kitchener becomes British Minister of War after British declaration of war on Germany

  • WWI: German army shoots Belgian priests and burns down village of Battice
  • WWI: Germany declares war on Belgium; Britain declares war on Germany
  • WWI: King Albert I becomes Supreme Commander of Belgian army after German declaration of war
1914 History

Famous Deaths

  • Jules LemaĆ®tre, French critic and dramatist, dies at 61

About August 4, 1914

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 108 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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