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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1914.
The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was H. H. Asquith (Liberal), Pope Pius X was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1914: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1914?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1914 British fleet reaches Scapa Flow
  • 02 Aug 1914 Belgian government receives German ultimatum
  • 03 Aug 1914 1st seaworthy ship through Panama Canal
  • 04 Aug 1914 German army shoots Belgian priests / burns down village of Battice
  • 05 Aug 1914 1st traffic light installed (Euclid Ave & E 105th St, Cleveland)
  • 06 Aug 1914 Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia and Serbia
  • 07 Aug 1914 British Gloucester vs. German Breslau / Goeben off Greece
  • 08 Aug 1914 3rd pole expedition Ernest Shackleton Endurance
  • 09 Aug 1914 German submarine U-15 sinks British cruiser
  • 10 Aug 1914 At Luik, German 12 / 16.5 guns reach Belgian boundary
  • 11 Aug 1914 France declares war on Austria-Hungary
  • 12 Aug 1914 Cavalery battle at Halen, Belgium (Battle der Zilveren Helmen)
  • 13 Aug 1914 Carl Wickman begins Greyhound, the 1st US bus line, in Minnesota
  • 14 Aug 1914 British field marshal John French and General Wilson land in France
  • 15 Aug 1914 13th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in New York (3-2)
  • 16 Aug 1914 German army occupies last fort at Luik, Belgian general Leman caught
  • 17 Aug 1914 Lithuiana surrenders to Germans
  • 18 Aug 1914 French troops under general Dubail occupy Sarrebourg
  • 19 Aug 1914 German army executed 150 Belgians by firing squad
  • 20 Aug 1914 Battle at Morhange: German troops chase French, killing 1000s
  • 21 Aug 1914 20th US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 290 at Midlothian Country Club - Illinois
  • 22 Aug 1914 Battle in Ardennen: Neufchateau, Rossignal, Tintigny and Virton
  • 23 Aug 1914 Gen von Hausen executes 612 inhabitants of Dinant Belgium
  • 24 Aug 1914 Battle at Bergen: Germans defeat Belgian / British troops
  • 25 Aug 1914 Belgium: German army begins 6 week plundering of Leuven Belgium
  • 26 Aug 1914 World War I: the British Expeditionary Force fights a rear-guard action at the Battle of Le Cateau that briefly checks the German advance.
  • 27 Aug 1914 2nd day of battle at Tannenberg: German bombs Usdau
  • 28 Aug 1914 3rd day of battle at Tannenberg: violent German / Russian battles
  • 29 Aug 1914 4th day of Tannenberg: Russian Narev-army panics, General Martos caught
  • 30 Aug 1914 1st German plane bombs above Paris, 2 killed
  • 31 Aug 1914 24.8 cm rainfall at Bloomingdale, Michigan (state record)

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1914?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Gems from High Jinks
  2. - When the Angelus is Ringing
  3. - Kitty McKay
  4. - When It's Moonlight on the Alamo
  5. - Puppchen

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

Directed by: Frank Darabont

Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Country: United States of America

Fight Club

Fight Club

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

Country: United States of America

American Beauty

American Beauty

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

Country: United States of America

Amadeus

Amadeus

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Country: United States of America

Downfall

Downfall

Directed by: Oliver Hirschbiegel

Starring: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Country: United States of America