Monday 31 August 1914
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Richard Basehart .
Aftermath, directed by Elliot Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 31 August 1914
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 31 August 1914 ?
- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Richard Basehart: American stage actor in the '30s who made his Broadway debut in 1938.
- 24.8 cm rainfall at Bloomingdale, Michigan (state record)
- General von Kluck decides not to attack Paris
- German troops reconquer Soldau / Neidenburg East-Prussia
- Germany defeats Russia (battle at Tannenberg / 30,000 Russians die)
- Australia enters the First World War.
- St. Petersburg, Russia changes its name to ''Petrograd''.
- The last known passenger pigeon ampquotMarthaampquot dies in the Cincinnati Zoo.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1914 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Happy Tho' Married - Fred Duprez
- Love Has Wings - Charles Harrison & Grace Kerns