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
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).
Imjin War: Battle of Hansando Admiral Yi Sun-sin decisively defeats the Japanese Navy at Hasan Island.
the United Kingdom formally annexed the Tristan da Cunha archipelago, ruling them from the Cape Colony in South Africa.
Oregon Territory is organized by act of Congress.
United States Marines invade Nicaragua to support the U.S.-backed government installed there after José Santos Zelaya had resigned three years earlier.
World War II – Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.
UK Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.
An East German Ilyushin Il-62 crashes during takeoff from East Berlin, killing 156.
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.
The first-ever Youth Olympic Games are held in Singapore.
Who were born on August 14?
Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence (d. 1541)
Princess Catherine of York (d. 1527)
Robert Hayman, English-born poet (d. 1629)
Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician (d. 1962)
Lynne Cheney, American political figure
Steve Martin, American actor and comedian
Peter Christian, British actor
Mike Vrabel, American football player
Paul Burgess, Australian athlete
Roy Williams, American football player
Who died on August 14?
Johann Jakob Reiske, German physician (b. 1716)
Nathaniel Hone, Irish-born painter (b. 1718)
Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (b. 1894)
William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper magnate (b. 1863)
Herbert Putnam, American librarian (b. 1861)
J. B. Priestley, British playwright (b. 1894)
Spud Davis, American baseball player (b. 1904)
Gale Sondergaard, American actress (b. 1899)
Bruno Kirby, American actor (b. 1949)
Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian composer (b. 1913)
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