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
Portuguese Crisis of 1383–1385: Battle of Aljubarrota – Portuguese forces commanded by King João I and his general Nuno Álvares Pereira defeat the Castilian army of King Juan I.
the United Kingdom formally annexed the Tristan da Cunha archipelago, ruling them from the Cape Colony in South Africa.
Oregon Territory is organized by act of Congress.
Franco-Hova War: The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.
United States Marines invade Nicaragua to support the U.S.-backed government installed there after José Santos Zelaya had resigned three years earlier.
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.
Pakistan gains Independence from the British Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
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.
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as “Carlos the Jackal,” is captured.
Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada.
Who were born on August 14?
Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1723)
Antoine Charles Horace Vernet, French painter (d. 1835)
Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician (d. 1952)
Jiro Taniguchi, Japanese manga artist
Terry Adams, American musician (NRBQ)
Mark Gubicza, American baseball player
Tracy Caldwell, American astronaut
Raoul Bova, Italian actor
Elisavet Mystakidou, Greek taekwondo practitioner and Olympic medalist
Shea Weber, Canadian hockey player
Who died on August 14?
Nathaniel Hone, Irish-born painter (b. 1718)
Nikos Ploumpidis, Greek resistance figure (b. 1901)
Konstantin von Neurath, German diplomat (b. 1873)
Johnny Burnette, American Rockabilly singer (b. 1934)
J. B. Priestley, British playwright (b. 1894)
Roy Buchanan, American guitarist (b. 1939)
Elias Canetti, British-born Austrian novelist (b. 1905)
Solomos Solomou, Greek Cypriot refugee (murdered) (b. 1970)
Helmut Rahn, German footballer (b. 1929)
Tahar Wattar, Algerian novelist (b. 1936)
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