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 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, 27,673,920 minutes 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

  • 1183
    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).
  • 1385
    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.
  • 1897
    Franco-Hova War: The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.
  • 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.
  • 1935
    United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired.
  • 1972
    An East German Ilyushin Il-62 crashes during takeoff from East Berlin, killing 156.
  • 1973
    The Pakistani Constitution of 1973 comes into effect.
  • 1974
    The second Turkish invasion of Cyprus begins; 140,000 to 200,000 Greek Cypriots become refugees. Elsewhere, 126 Turkish Cypriots are massacred.
  • 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?

  • 1740
    Pope Pius VII (d. 1823)
  • 1758
    Antoine Charles Horace Vernet, French painter (d. 1835)
  • 1916
    Fumio Fujimura, Japanese baseball player (d. 1992)
  • 1924
    Holger Juul Hansen, Danish actor
  • 1924
    Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa Lama, Tibetan religious figure (d. 1981)
  • 1936
    Trevor Bannister, British actor (d. 2011)
  • 1946
    Larry Graham, American musician
  • 1966
    Karl Petter Løken, Norwegian footballer
  • 1981
    Kofi Kingston, Ghanaian professional wrestler
  • 1985
    Shea Weber, Canadian hockey player

Who died on August 14?

  • 1167
    Rainald of Dassel, Archbishop of Cologne
  • 1433
    King John I of Portugal (b. 1357)
  • 1926
    John H. Moffitt, American politician (b. 1843)
  • 1958
    Frédéric Joliot, French physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1900)
  • 1982
    Patrick Magee, Irish actor (b. 1922)
  • 1988
    Robert Calvert, South African singer (Hawkwind) (b. 1945)
  • 1989
    Ricky Berry, American basketball player (b. 1964)
  • 1992
    Tony Williams, American singer (The Platters) (b. 1928)
  • 2002
    Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (b. 1972)
  • 2011
    Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director (b. 1931)

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