On This Day

What Happened on September 4, 1914

Historical Events

  • France, Russia, and Britain agree in a Pact of London that none will make a separate peace
  • General von Moltke ceases German advance in France

Famous Birthdays

  • Henrik Blichmann, Danish swing jazz pianist, composer (92 Minutes of Yesterday), and orchestra leader, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1994 )
  • Rudolf Leiding, German auto executive and 3rd postwar chairman of Volkswagen, born in Altmark, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany (d. 2003)
1914 Highlights

About September 4, 1914

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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