On This Day

What Happened on September 18, 1914

Historical Events

  • Battle of Aisne ends with Germans beating French during WW I

Event of interestEvent of Interest

General Paul von Hindenburg named commander of German armies on the Eastern Front

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Irish Home Rule bill receives Royal assent
  • South African troops land in German South West Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Cardiff, British cinematographer (Black Narcissus), born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (d. 2009)
1914 Highlights

About September 18, 1914

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo