On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1914

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Engagement between British cruiser HMS Gloucester and German cruisers SMS Breslau and SMS Goeben off Greece
  • French government awards King Albert of Belgium the Great Cross
  • French troops under Gen Bonneau occupy Altkitrch at Elzas
  • German army occupies city of Liege, Belgium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Lord Kitchener says "Your country needs you" poster spreads over UK

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener
  • Russia invades East Prussia

Famous Birthdays

  • Ted Moore, South African-British cinematographer (James Bond), born in Western Cape, South Africa (d. 1987)

Famous Deaths

  • Boleslaw Dembinski, composer, dies at 81
  • Bransby Cooper, Australian cricketer, dies at 70