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, 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

  • 1592
    Imjin War: Battle of Hansando Admiral Yi Sun-sin decisively defeats the Japanese Navy at Hasan Island.
  • 1598
    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.
  • 1888
    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.
  • 1901
    The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
  • 1921
    Tannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People’s Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Soviet Russia).
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 1972
    An East German Ilyushin Il-62 crashes during takeoff from East Berlin, killing 156.
  • 1980
    Lech Wałęsa leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards.
  • 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.

Who were born on August 14?

  • 1727
    Princess Marie Louise Élisabeth of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1759)
  • 1777
    Francis I of the Two Sicilies (d. 1830)
  • 1925
    Russell Baker, American columnist
  • 1947
    Bruce Nash, American television producer
  • 1968
    Adrian Lester, British actor
  • 1974
    Ana Matronic, American singer (Scissor Sisters)
  • 1977
    Ed Harcourt, UK singer, songwriter
  • 1977
    Elisavet Mystakidou, Greek taekwondo practitioner and Olympic medalist
  • 1977
    Juan Pierre, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Mila Kunis, Ukrainian/American actress

Who died on August 14?

  • 1167
    Rainald of Dassel, Archbishop of Cologne
  • 1704
    Roland Laporte, French Protestant leader (b. 1675)
  • 1860
    André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist (b. 1774)
  • 1870
    David Farragut, American officer of the United States Navy (b. 1801)
  • 1941
    Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (b. 1894)
  • 1955
    Herbert Putnam, American librarian (b. 1861)
  • 1988
    Robert Calvert, South African singer (Hawkwind) (b. 1945)
  • 1988
    Roy Buchanan, American guitarist (b. 1939)
  • 1999
    Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player (b. 1918)
  • 2010
    Tahar Wattar, Algerian novelist (b. 1936)

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