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
1914 History

Famous Birthdays

  • "Professor" Irwin Corey, American comedian (Car Wash, Doc), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • Abram Games, British graphic artist ("blonde bombshell" recruitment poster), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • Dovie Hudson, American community activist in rural Mississippi (filed lawsuit to desegregate the public schools) (d. 1994)
Born in 1914

Famous Weddings

George Mallory

Mountain climber George Mallory (28) weds Ruth Dixon Turner

About July 29, 1914

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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