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 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, 434,928 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 ‘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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1897
    Franco-Hova War: The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.
  • 1912
    United States Marines invade Nicaragua to support the U.S.-backed government installed there after José Santos Zelaya had resigned three years earlier.
  • 1937
    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.
  • 1947
    Pakistan gains Independence from the British Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as “Carlos the Jackal,” is captured.
  • 2003
    Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada.

Who were born on August 14?

  • 1642
    Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1723)
  • 1758
    Antoine Charles Horace Vernet, French painter (d. 1835)
  • 1865
    Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician (d. 1952)
  • 1947
    Jiro Taniguchi, Japanese manga artist
  • 1948
    Terry Adams, American musician (NRBQ)
  • 1962
    Mark Gubicza, American baseball player
  • 1969
    Tracy Caldwell, American astronaut
  • 1971
    Raoul Bova, Italian actor
  • 1977
    Elisavet Mystakidou, Greek taekwondo practitioner and Olympic medalist
  • 1985
    Shea Weber, Canadian hockey player

Who died on August 14?

  • 1784
    Nathaniel Hone, Irish-born painter (b. 1718)
  • 1954
    Nikos Ploumpidis, Greek resistance figure (b. 1901)
  • 1958
    Konstantin von Neurath, German diplomat (b. 1873)
  • 1964
    Johnny Burnette, American Rockabilly singer (b. 1934)
  • 1984
    J. B. Priestley, British playwright (b. 1894)
  • 1988
    Roy Buchanan, American guitarist (b. 1939)
  • 1994
    Elias Canetti, British-born Austrian novelist (b. 1905)
  • 1996
    Solomos Solomou, Greek Cypriot refugee (murdered) (b. 1970)
  • 2003
    Helmut Rahn, German footballer (b. 1929)
  • 2010
    Tahar Wattar, Algerian novelist (b. 1936)

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