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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 139 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 1, 2021 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,628,899,200 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 171 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 3,158 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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August 14 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1885
    Japan’s first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.
  • 1901
    The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
  • 1933
    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.
  • 1967
    UK Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.
  • 1973
    The Pakistani Constitution of 1973 comes into effect.
  • 2003
    Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada.
  • 2010
    The first-ever Youth Olympic Games are held in Singapore.

Who were born on August 14?

  • 1881
    Francis Ford, American actor (d. 1953)
  • 1882
    Gisela Richter, British-born art historian (d. 1972)
  • 1913
    Paul Dean, American baseball player (d. 1981)
  • 1926
    Alice Ghostley, American actress (d. 2007)
  • 1932
    Lee Hoffman, American author (d. 2007)
  • 1968
    Catherine Bell, American actress
  • 1973
    Jared Borgetti, Mexican footballer
  • 1979
    Paul Burgess, Australian athlete
  • 1984
    Josh Gorges, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984
    Nick Grimshaw, British radio DJ and television presenter

Who died on August 14?

  • 1464
    Pope Pius II (b. 1405)
  • 1727
    William Croft, English composer (b. 1678)
  • 1941
    Paul Sabatier, French chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1854)
  • 1941
    Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (b. 1894)
  • 1958
    Konstantin von Neurath, German diplomat (b. 1873)
  • 1985
    Gale Sondergaard, American actress (b. 1899)
  • 1996
    Solomos Solomou, Greek Cypriot refugee (murdered) (b. 1970)
  • 2006
    Bruno Kirby, American actor (b. 1949)
  • 2010
    Herman Leonard, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • 2011
    Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director (b. 1931)

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