On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1914

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

German Emperor Wilhelm II threatens war, orders Russia to demobilize

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Oil discovered in Lake of Maracaibo

Famous Birthdays

  • Elmer Riddle, American baseball pitcher (NL wins leader 1943; Cincinnati Reds), born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1984)
  • Jose Ignacio Domecq, Spanish wine maker, born in Jerez, Spain (d. 1997)
  • Louis De Funes, French actor and writer (The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacobs), born in Courbevoie, France (d. 1983)
  • Raymond Aubrac, French resistance leader, born in Paris, France (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • A J Jean Jaurès, French socialist (L'Humanité/Les Preuves), murdered=
1914 Highlights

About July 31, 1914

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo