3 Aug 1914
  • Erwin Rommel, as a member of the 124th Infantry Regiment of the WŁttemberg Army, departed Germany for the Western Front. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Germany declared war on France. ww2dbase [AC]
Panama Canal Zone
  • Cargo and passenger ship Cristobal became the first non-canal-construction vessel to transit the Panama Canal. ww2dbase [Main Article]

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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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