What Happened on August 5, 1914

Historical Events

  • 1st electric traffic light installed in the USA on the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio

Battle of Liège

Battle of Liège: first battle of WWI, massive German assault on forts around Belgium city of Liège led by Erich Ludendorff

  • Cuba, Uruguay, Mexico and Argentina proclaim neutrality in WW I
  • Dutch Cort Van de Linden government issues silver bonds as money
  • Montenegro declares war against Austria-Hungary in World War I
  • US and Nicaragua sign treaty granting canal rights to US
  • Westerschelde leaves due to German invasion in Belgium

War Secretary Lord Kitchener

WWI: Field Marshal Lord Kitchener appointed Secretary of War after British declaration of war on Germany

1914 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Anita Colby, American model, author and actress (Mary of Scotland, Cover Girl, Pepsi Cola Playhouse), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1992)
  • David Brian, American actor (Accused of Murder, Dawn at Sorocco), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • Parley Baer, American radio, film and television character actor (Gunsmoke; The Andy Griffith Show - "Mayor Stoner"), born in Salt Lake City Utah (d. 2002)
  • Stjepan Sulek, Croatian violinist and composer (Coriolan), born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 1986)
Born in 1914

About August 5, 1914

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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