On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1914

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

3rd pole expedition Ernest Shackleton "Endurance"

Polar Explorer Ernest Shackleton
Polar Explorer
Ernest Shackleton
  • French troops under Gen Bonneau occupy Mulhouse at Elzas
  • Montenegro declares war on Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Holt, politician
  • Unity Mitford, English fascist sympathizer and one of the Mitford sisters, born in London (d. 1948)
1914 Highlights

About August 8, 1914

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo