On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 1914

Historical Events

  • 1st transcontinental phone link made between New York City and San Francisco
  • Austrian-Hungary bombs Belgrade
  • British fleet leaves Portland/passes Straits of Dover
  • In response to Austria's declaration of war on Serbia, Russian diplomats and general urge general mobilization, but the Tsar calls for partial mobilization
  • Russia mobilize troops along Austrian boundary

Famous Birthdays

  • "Professor" Irwin Corey, comedian (Car Wash, Doc), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • Abram Games, graphic artist
  • Dovie Hudson, community activist in rural Mississippi

Famous Weddings

George Mallory

Mountain climber George Mallory (28) weds Ruth Dixon Turner

1914 Highlights

About July 29, 1914

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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