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 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

  • 1598
    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.
  • 1848
    Oregon Territory is organized by act of Congress.
  • 1941
    World War II – Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.
  • 1947
    Pakistan gains Independence from the British Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 1959
    Founding and first official meeting of the American Football League.
  • 1967
    UK Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.
  • 1980
    Lech Wałęsa leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards.
  • 1987
    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.
  • 2007
    The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 796 people.
  • 2010
    The first-ever Youth Olympic Games are held in Singapore.

Who were born on August 14?

  • 1297
    Emperor Hanazono, Emperor of Japan (d. 1348)
  • 1586
    William Hutchinson, Rhode Island colonist (d. 1642)
  • 1642
    Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1723)
  • 1881
    Francis Ford, American actor (d. 1953)
  • 1882
    Gisela Richter, British-born art historian (d. 1972)
  • 1895
    Jack Gregory, Australian cricketer (d. 1973)
  • 1947
    Peter Christian, British actor
  • 1952
    Carl Lumbly, American actor
  • 1960
    Sarah Brightman, British soprano
  • 1981
    Earl Barron, American basketball player

Who died on August 14?

  • 1430
    Philip I, Duke of Brabant (b. 1404)
  • 1727
    William Croft, English composer (b. 1678)
  • 1870
    David Farragut, American officer of the United States Navy (b. 1801)
  • 1967
    Bob Anderson, British racing driver (b. 1931)
  • 1988
    Roy Buchanan, American guitarist (b. 1939)
  • 1992
    Tony Williams, American singer (The Platters) (b. 1928)
  • 2000
    Alain Fournier, French-born computer graphics researcher (b. 1943)
  • 2003
    Helmut Rahn, German footballer (b. 1929)
  • 2005
    Coo Coo Marlin, American race car driver (b. 1932)
  • 2007
    Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian composer (b. 1913)

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