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 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 139 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 1, 2023 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 469,992 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 180 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 3,888 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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August 14 Historical Events
Imjin War: Battle of Hansando Admiral Yi Sun-sin decisively defeats the Japanese Navy at Hasan Island.
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.
The Eight-Nation Alliance occupies Beijing, in a campaign to end the bloody Boxer Rebellion in China.
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.
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.
UK Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.
Operation Banner: British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland.
Lech Wałęsa leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards.
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.
The first-ever Youth Olympic Games are held in Singapore.
Who were born on August 14?
John Galsworthy, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1933)
Aleksandar Obrenović, King of Serbia (d. 1903)
Steve Martin, American actor and comedian
Bob Backlund, American wrestler
Carl Lumbly, American actor
Sarah Brightman, British soprano
“Hot Stuff” Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler (d. 1995)
Mark Collins, English guitarist
Karl Petter Løken, Norwegian footballer
Steve Braun, Canadian actor
Who died on August 14?
John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier (b. 1364)
Paul Sabatier, French chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1854)
Konstantin von Neurath, German diplomat (b. 1873)
Vello Kaaristo, Estonian cross-country skier (b. 1911)
Dudley Nourse, South African cricketer (b. 1910)
Alain Fournier, French-born computer graphics researcher (b. 1943)
Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (b. 1972)
Pinchas Goldstein, Israeli politician (b. 1939)
Rallis Kopsidis, Greek writer (b. 1929)
Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director (b. 1931)
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