On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1914

Historical Events

Historic Expedition

3rd pole expedition Ernest Shackleton "Endurance"

  • 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? 107 years and 4 months
Leap Year: No

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