What happened this day in history August 14

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

  • 1842
    Indian Wars: Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to Oklahoma.
  • 1911
    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.
  • 1921
    Tannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People’s Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Soviet Russia).
  • 1933
    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.
  • 1936
    Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last public execution in the United States.
  • 1937
    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.
  • 1972
    An East German Ilyushin Il-62 crashes during takeoff from East Berlin, killing 156.
  • 1973
    The Pakistani Constitution of 1973 comes into effect.
  • 1994
    Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as “Carlos the Jackal,” is captured.
  • 2007
    The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 796 people.

Who were born on August 14?

  • 1727
    Princess Anne Henriette of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1752)
  • 1924
    Holger Juul Hansen, Danish actor
  • 1929
    Dick Tiger, Nigerian boxer (d. 1971)
  • 1956
    Rusty Wallace, American race car driver
  • 1957
    Peter Costello, Australian politician
  • 1960
    Sharon Bryant, American R&B singer
  • 1969
    Tracy Caldwell, American astronaut
  • 1983
    Mila Kunis, Ukrainian/American actress
  • 1985
    Digão, Brazilian footballer
  • 1989
    Kyle Turris, Canadian ice hockey player

Who died on August 14?

  • 582
    Tiberius II Constantine
  • 1433
    King John I of Portugal (b. 1357)
  • 1573
    Saitō Tatsuoki, Japanese warlord (b. 1548)
  • 1951
    William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper magnate (b. 1863)
  • 1981
    Dudley Nourse, South African cricketer (b. 1910)
  • 1984
    Spud Davis, American baseball player (b. 1904)
  • 1988
    Robert Calvert, South African singer (Hawkwind) (b. 1945)
  • 1991
    Alberto Crespo, Argentine racing driver (b. 1920)
  • 1992
    John Sirica, American judge (b. 1904)
  • 2000
    Cuan McCarthy, South African cricketer (b. 1929)

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