On This Day

What Happened on July 30, 1914

Historical Events

Historic Event

After initial reluctance, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia is persuaded to decree a general mobilizations in response to Austria; 'Think of the thousands and thousands of men who will be sent to their deaths!' he claims

  • Austrian-Hungary & Russia proclaim general mobilization
  • French troops withdraw 10 km from German border
  • John French appointed British supreme commander

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin, MBE, TD, Irish journalist, author, sports official (6th President International Olympic Committee 1972-80), born in London, England (d. 1999)

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Trott, cricketer (3 Tests for Aus, 2 for Eng), commits suicide
  • Jean Jaur├Ęs, leading socialist, assassinated in Paris
1914 Highlights

About July 30, 1914

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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