On This Day

What Happened on July 30, 1914

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • Lord Killanin, Irish 6th International Olympic Committee President (1972-80), born in London (d. 1999)

Famous Deaths

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