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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 139 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 1, 2022 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,660,435,200 seconds 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 161 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 3,523 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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August 14 Historical Events
Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures and flee to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan. (Traditional Japanese date: Twenty-fifth Day of the Seventh Month of the Second Year of Juei).
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.
Japan’s first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.
The Eight-Nation Alliance occupies Beijing, in a campaign to end the bloody Boxer Rebellion in China.
United States Marines invade Nicaragua to support the U.S.-backed government installed there after José Santos Zelaya had resigned three years earlier.
Japan accepts the Allied terms of surrender in World War II and the Emperor records the Imperial Rescript on Surrender (August 15 in Japan standard time).
Pakistan gains Independence from the British Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
The Pakistani Constitution of 1973 comes into effect.
Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as “Carlos the Jackal,” is captured.
Greek Cypriot refugee Solomos Solomou is murdered by Turkish forces while trying to climb a flagpole in order to remove a Turkish flag from its mast in the United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus.
Who were born on August 14?
Antoine Charles Horace Vernet, French painter (d. 1835)
Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician (d. 1962)
Jack Gregory, Australian cricketer (d. 1973)
Diodoros, Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem (d. 2000)
Connie Smith, American singer
Carl Lumbly, American actor
Chucky Atkins, American basketball player
Yoichiro Morikawa, Japanese film director
Roy Williams, American football player
Terin Humphrey, American gymnast
Who died on August 14?
John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier (b. 1364)
Richard Talbot, 1st Earl of Tyrconnel, Irish rebel (b. 1630)
Alfred Henschke, German writer, poet (b. 1890)
Dorothy Stratten, Canadian actress and model (b. 1960)
Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (b. 1894)
J. B. Priestley, British playwright (b. 1894)
Ricky Berry, American basketball player (b. 1964)
Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player (b. 1918)
Cuan McCarthy, South African cricketer (b. 1929)
Czesław Miłosz, Polish-born writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1911)
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