What are the important events that happened on August 14? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
August 14: Facts & Myths About This Day
August 14 is the 227th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 139 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 1, 2020 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 443,712 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaicosaheptagon’ day.
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Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 182 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,793 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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August 14 Historical Events
Nine Years War: Battle of the Yellow Ford – Irish forces under Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, defeat an English expeditionary force under Henry Bagenal.
Oregon Territory is organized by act of Congress.
World War II – Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.
Pakistan gains Independence from the British Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
Founding and first official meeting of the American Football League.
UK Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.
Lech Wałęsa leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards.
All the children held at Kia Lama, a rural property on Lake Eildon, Australia, run by the Santiniketan Park Association, are released after a police raid.
The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 796 people.
The first-ever Youth Olympic Games are held in Singapore.
Who were born on August 14?
Emperor Hanazono, Emperor of Japan (d. 1348)
William Hutchinson, Rhode Island colonist (d. 1642)
Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1723)
Francis Ford, American actor (d. 1953)
Gisela Richter, British-born art historian (d. 1972)
Jack Gregory, Australian cricketer (d. 1973)
Peter Christian, British actor
Carl Lumbly, American actor
Sarah Brightman, British soprano
Earl Barron, American basketball player
Who died on August 14?
Philip I, Duke of Brabant (b. 1404)
William Croft, English composer (b. 1678)
David Farragut, American officer of the United States Navy (b. 1801)
Bob Anderson, British racing driver (b. 1931)
Roy Buchanan, American guitarist (b. 1939)
Tony Williams, American singer (The Platters) (b. 1928)
Alain Fournier, French-born computer graphics researcher (b. 1943)
Helmut Rahn, German footballer (b. 1929)
Coo Coo Marlin, American race car driver (b. 1932)
Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian composer (b. 1913)
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