August 12, 1914 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Cavalry battle at Halen, Belgium ("Battle of the Silver Helmets")
  • France and Great Britian declare war on Austria-Hungary
  • German 16.5"/12" guns fires on forts round Liege
  • Russian troops take East-Prussia & occupy Marggrabowa

Birthdays in History

  • Gerd Buchdahl, German philosopher (d. 2001)
  • [Hendrik] Jan Bakker, Dutch resistance fighter/journalist (Parool)

Deaths in History

Person of interestJohn Philip Holland

John Philip Holland, submarine designer, dies at 74