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


LoveWedding of Interest

Mountain climber George Mallory (28) weds Ruth Dixon Turner

Mountain Climber George Mallory
Mountain Climber
George Mallory

1914 Highlights

About July 29, 1914

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo