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 227th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 139 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 1, 2020 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 443,712 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 ‘dihectaicosaheptagon’ 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 182 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 2,793 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).
  • 1592
    Imjin War: Battle of Hansando Admiral Yi Sun-sin decisively defeats the Japanese Navy at Hasan Island.
  • 1816
    the United Kingdom formally annexed the Tristan da Cunha archipelago, ruling them from the Cape Colony in South Africa.
  • 1848
    Oregon Territory is organized by act of Congress.
  • 1912
    United States Marines invade Nicaragua to support the U.S.-backed government installed there after José Santos Zelaya had resigned three years earlier.
  • 1941
    World War II – Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.
  • 1967
    UK Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.
  • 1972
    An East German Ilyushin Il-62 crashes during takeoff from East Berlin, killing 156.
  • 1987
    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.
  • 2010
    The first-ever Youth Olympic Games are held in Singapore.

Who were born on August 14?

  • 1473
    Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence (d. 1541)
  • 1479
    Princess Catherine of York (d. 1527)
  • 1575
    Robert Hayman, English-born poet (d. 1629)
  • 1866
    Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician (d. 1962)
  • 1941
    Lynne Cheney, American political figure
  • 1945
    Steve Martin, American actor and comedian
  • 1947
    Peter Christian, British actor
  • 1975
    Mike Vrabel, American football player
  • 1979
    Paul Burgess, Australian athlete
  • 1980
    Roy Williams, American football player

Who died on August 14?

  • 1774
    Johann Jakob Reiske, German physician (b. 1716)
  • 1784
    Nathaniel Hone, Irish-born painter (b. 1718)
  • 1941
    Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (b. 1894)
  • 1951
    William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper magnate (b. 1863)
  • 1955
    Herbert Putnam, American librarian (b. 1861)
  • 1984
    J. B. Priestley, British playwright (b. 1894)
  • 1984
    Spud Davis, American baseball player (b. 1904)
  • 1985
    Gale Sondergaard, American actress (b. 1899)
  • 2006
    Bruno Kirby, American actor (b. 1949)
  • 2007
    Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian composer (b. 1913)

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