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, 27,673,920 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 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
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).
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.
Franco-Hova War: The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.
United States Senate leaders agree to rotate the office of President pro tempore of the Senate among leading candidates to fill the vacancy left by William P. Frye’s death.
United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired.
An East German Ilyushin Il-62 crashes during takeoff from East Berlin, killing 156.
The Pakistani Constitution of 1973 comes into effect.
The second Turkish invasion of Cyprus begins; 140,000 to 200,000 Greek Cypriots become refugees. Elsewhere, 126 Turkish Cypriots are massacred.
The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 796 people.
The first-ever Youth Olympic Games are held in Singapore.
Who were born on August 14?
Pope Pius VII (d. 1823)
Antoine Charles Horace Vernet, French painter (d. 1835)
Fumio Fujimura, Japanese baseball player (d. 1992)
Holger Juul Hansen, Danish actor
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa Lama, Tibetan religious figure (d. 1981)
Trevor Bannister, British actor (d. 2011)
Larry Graham, American musician
Karl Petter Løken, Norwegian footballer
Kofi Kingston, Ghanaian professional wrestler
Shea Weber, Canadian hockey player
Who died on August 14?
Rainald of Dassel, Archbishop of Cologne
King John I of Portugal (b. 1357)
John H. Moffitt, American politician (b. 1843)
Frédéric Joliot, French physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1900)
Patrick Magee, Irish actor (b. 1922)
Robert Calvert, South African singer (Hawkwind) (b. 1945)
Ricky Berry, American basketball player (b. 1964)
Tony Williams, American singer (The Platters) (b. 1928)
Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (b. 1972)
Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director (b. 1931)
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