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, 26,095,680 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 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
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.
An audio recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan’s “The Lost Chord”, one of the first recordings of music ever made, is played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison’s phonograph in London.
The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
Tannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People’s Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Soviet Russia).
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.
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).
An East German Ilyushin Il-62 crashes during takeoff from East Berlin, killing 156.
Lech Wałęsa leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards.
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.
Who were born on August 14?
Princess Marie Louise Élisabeth of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1759)
Francis I of the Two Sicilies (d. 1830)
Russell Baker, American columnist
Bruce Nash, American television producer
Adrian Lester, British actor
Ana Matronic, American singer (Scissor Sisters)
Ed Harcourt, UK singer, songwriter
Elisavet Mystakidou, Greek taekwondo practitioner and Olympic medalist
Juan Pierre, American baseball player
Mila Kunis, Ukrainian/American actress
Who died on August 14?
Rainald of Dassel, Archbishop of Cologne
Roland Laporte, French Protestant leader (b. 1675)
André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist (b. 1774)
David Farragut, American officer of the United States Navy (b. 1801)
Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (b. 1894)
Herbert Putnam, American librarian (b. 1861)
Robert Calvert, South African singer (Hawkwind) (b. 1945)
Roy Buchanan, American guitarist (b. 1939)
Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player (b. 1918)
Tahar Wattar, Algerian novelist (b. 1936)
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