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 226th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 139 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 1, 2019 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 434,928 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 ‘dihectaicosahexagon’ 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 164 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 2,427 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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August 14 Historical Events
Indian Wars: Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to Oklahoma.
United States Senate leaders agree to rotate the office of President pro tempore of the Senate among leading candidates to fill the vacancy left by William P. Frye’s death.
Tannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People’s Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Soviet Russia).
Loggers cause a forest fire in the Coast Range of Oregon, later known as the first forest fire of the Tillamook Burn. It is extinguished on September 5, after destroying 240,000 acre.
Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last public execution in the United States.
Chinese Air Force Day: The beginning of air-to-air combat of the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II in general, when 6 Imperial Japanese Mitsubishi G3M bombers are shot down by the Nationalist Chinese Air Force while raiding Chinese air bases.
An East German Ilyushin Il-62 crashes during takeoff from East Berlin, killing 156.
The Pakistani Constitution of 1973 comes into effect.
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as “Carlos the Jackal,” is captured.
The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 796 people.
Who were born on August 14?
Princess Anne Henriette of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1752)
Holger Juul Hansen, Danish actor
Dick Tiger, Nigerian boxer (d. 1971)
Rusty Wallace, American race car driver
Peter Costello, Australian politician
Sharon Bryant, American R&B singer
Tracy Caldwell, American astronaut
Mila Kunis, Ukrainian/American actress
Digão, Brazilian footballer
Kyle Turris, Canadian ice hockey player
Who died on August 14?
Tiberius II Constantine
King John I of Portugal (b. 1357)
Saitō Tatsuoki, Japanese warlord (b. 1548)
William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper magnate (b. 1863)
Dudley Nourse, South African cricketer (b. 1910)
Spud Davis, American baseball player (b. 1904)
Robert Calvert, South African singer (Hawkwind) (b. 1945)
Alberto Crespo, Argentine racing driver (b. 1920)
John Sirica, American judge (b. 1904)
Cuan McCarthy, South African cricketer (b. 1929)
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