On This Day

December 8, 1914 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Battle of the Falkland Island: British Royal Navy destroys a German battle squadron
  • Boers rebelling against the British in South Africa suffer several defeats, with one of their leaders, General Beyers, accidentally drowning

Deaths in History

  • Maximilian von Spee, German naval officer (b. 1861)
1914 in History