On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1914

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • British expeditionary army/general Lanrezacs army attack the Marne
  • Cardinal Giacome della Chiesa becomes Pope Benedict XV
  • French troops vacate Rheims
  • Lemburg capital of Galicia, is taken after a three-day battle in which the Russians rout the Austrians
  • Prince Wilhelm von Wied leaves Albania

Famous Birthdays

  • Dixy Lee Ray, American politician (17th Governor of Washington) and chairman of the United States Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Lucien-Denis-Gabriel-Alberic Magnard, composer, dies at 49