On This Day

What Happened on July 28, 1914

Historical Events

  • Austria-Hungary decides against mediation and declares war on Serbia - first declaration of war of WWI

Historic Event

First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill orders British Grand Fleet to Scapa Flow

  • Foxtrot 1st danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden, in NYC, by Harry Fox

Famous Birthdays

  • Carmen Dragon, American composer and conductor (Hollywood Bowl Symphony), born in Antioch, California (d. 1984)
1914 Highlights

About July 28, 1914

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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