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, 1,660,435,200 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 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.
  • 1885
    Japan’s first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.
  • 1900
    The Eight-Nation Alliance occupies Beijing, in a campaign to end the bloody Boxer Rebellion in China.
  • 1912
    United States Marines invade Nicaragua to support the U.S.-backed government installed there after José Santos Zelaya had resigned three years earlier.
  • 1945
    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).
  • 1947
    Pakistan gains Independence from the British Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 1973
    The Pakistani Constitution of 1973 comes into effect.
  • 1994
    Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as “Carlos the Jackal,” is captured.
  • 1996
    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.

Who were born on August 14?

  • 1758
    Antoine Charles Horace Vernet, French painter (d. 1835)
  • 1866
    Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician (d. 1962)
  • 1895
    Jack Gregory, Australian cricketer (d. 1973)
  • 1923
    Diodoros, Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem (d. 2000)
  • 1941
    Connie Smith, American singer
  • 1952
    Carl Lumbly, American actor
  • 1974
    Chucky Atkins, American basketball player
  • 1979
    Yoichiro Morikawa, Japanese film director
  • 1980
    Roy Williams, American football player
  • 1986
    Terin Humphrey, American gymnast

Who died on August 14?

  • 1390
    John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier (b. 1364)
  • 1691
    Richard Talbot, 1st Earl of Tyrconnel, Irish rebel (b. 1630)
  • 1928
    Alfred Henschke, German writer, poet (b. 1890)
  • 1980
    Dorothy Stratten, Canadian actress and model (b. 1960)
  • 1981
    Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (b. 1894)
  • 1984
    J. B. Priestley, British playwright (b. 1894)
  • 1989
    Ricky Berry, American basketball player (b. 1964)
  • 1999
    Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player (b. 1918)
  • 2000
    Cuan McCarthy, South African cricketer (b. 1929)
  • 2004
    Czesław Miłosz, Polish-born writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1911)

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