July 30, 1914 in History

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Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

After initial reluctance, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia is persuaded to decree a general mobilizations in response to Austria; 'Think of the thousands and thousands of men who will be sent to their deaths!' he claims

  • Austrian-Hungary & Russia proclaim general mobilization
  • French troops withdraw 10 km from German border
  • John French appointed British supreme commander

Birthdays in History

  • Lord Killanin, Irish IOC president (d. 1999)

Deaths in History

  • Jean Jaur├Ęs, leading socialist, assassinated in Paris