1914, Austria, Austria-Hungary, Battle of Mons, Belgium, blockade, bombardment, British Army, British Expeditionary Force, China, Dzialdowo, German Empire, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Jiaozhou, Kiao-Chau, Kiautschou, Mons, Namur, Poland, Qingdao, Russia, Serbia, Soldau, Tsingtao
Germans destroy three of the Namur forts; town evacuated by the Allies by 5 p.m. British Army engaged at Mons with greatly superior forces. Japan declares war on Germany noon Tokyo time. Blockade and bombardment of Tsingtau by the Japanese. Russians occupy Soldau. Serbians defeat retreating Austrians.