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Famous Events For August 14 – Today In History

August 14: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – August 14 Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. August 14, 0554 – Byzantine Defence Governor’s headquarters at Ravenna in Italy
2. August 14, 1183 – Young Emperor Antoku and holy assets were taken by Taira no Munemori and Taira tribe and escaped to western Japan to avoid the Minamoto tribe
3. August 14, 1281 – Chinese navy vessels, 3500 in number, of Kublai Khan’s, vanish during his second attack on Japan, due to a cyclonic storm near Japan

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4. August 14, 1385 – Castilians vanquished by Portuguese at Aljubarrota, preserve freedom
5. August 14, 1395 – Coevorden conquered by Utrecht bishop Frederik of Blankenheim
6. August 14, 1498 – Columbus reached the mouth of the Orinoco River presently called Venezuela
7. August 14, 1551 – Tripoli was conquered by the Turkish navy commanded by Dragut
8. August 14, 1559 – Pensacola Bay, Fla reached by Spanish voyager de Luna
9. August 14, 1585 – The authority of the Netherlands was not accepted by Queen Elizabeth I
10. August 14, 1597 – The navy of Cornelis de Houtmans was the first to visit Java
11. August 14, 1624 – seizure of Callao the Lima in Peru by the Dutch navy
12. August 14, 1636 – Conquering of Corbie at Amiens by the Spanish army
13. August 14,1642 – Vacation of Able Tasman’s vessels Heemskerck/Zeehaen from Batavia
14. August 14, 1678 – William of Orange resisted by French at the War of Mons

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18th Century – What Happened on August 14 – The 1700s

15. August 14, 1743 – Starting of the 2nd Silezian Battle by the seizure of Saksen by the Prussian Defence Staff
16. August 14, 1756 – Fort Oswego, NY seized by French
17. August 14, 1758 – Thousands died in a war between Prussia and Russia at the Battle of Zorndorf
18. August 14, 1762 – Havana conquered by English navy
19. August 14, 1765 – British sovereignty questioned by the settlers of Massachusetts by Elm (Liberty Tree)
20. August 14, 1782 – vending of slave mothers without their children prohibited by Suriname
21. August 14, 1790 – Peace agreement for Peace reached by Sweden and Russia known as Peace of Verela

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19th Century – August 14 This Day That Year – The 1800s

22. August 14, 1813 – US war vessel Argus was assaulted and seized by British warship Pelican
23. August 14, 1816 – Tristan da Cunha added to Great Britain
24. August 14, 1820 – Inauguration of the first ophthalmology hospital – NY Eye Hospital – in NYC
25. August 14, 1824 – US recalls General Lafayette
26. August 14, 1825 – overseas scholars thrown out by Dutch King Willem
27. August 14, 1842 – Colonel Worth announced the second Seminole Battle had concluded: Indians to be shifted from Florida to Oklahoma
28. August 14, 1846 – On being refused to make tax payments, Henry David Thoreau was imprisoned
29. August 14, 1846 – A shooting star, weighing about 2.3 kg hits near the Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau region, Missouri

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30. August 14, 1848- Marking the boundary of Oregon completed
31. August 14, 1861 – St Louis, Missouri comes under military rule for continued demand for separation all over Missouri after the war of Wilson’s Creek
32. August 14, 1862 – The first group of African-Americans meets President Abraham Lincoln for a discussion
33. August 14, 1864 – Allied General Joe Wheeler surrounds Dalton, Georgia
34. August 14, 1873 – Publication of “Field and Stream” started
35. August 14, 1875 – Starting of the Society of Roget Afrikander in Paari
36. August 14, 1876 – Establishment of Prairie View State University
37. August 14, 1880 – The work of building Cologne Cathedral which started in 1248 finished. This was the biggest Gothic Church in Northern Europe
38. August 14, 1882 – Zulu leader Cetewavo welcomed by Queen Victoria

39. August 14, 1885 – Rust-proof paint inventor in Japan given the first patent rights
40. August 14, 1890 – Immigrants of Cecil Rhodes arrive at Mashonaland
41. August 14, 1893 – Driving test added to the registration of automobiles in France
42. August 14, 1894 – Wireless communication by use of Morse cipher proved by Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge at a conference of the British Association for Advancement of Science at Oxford College
43. August 14, 1897 – The city of Anosimena belonging to Menabe protectors seized by the French army

20th Century – Important Events On This Day August 14 – The 1900

44. August 14, 1900 – Netherlands gets its 1st power-driven tram
45. August 14, 1901 – 70 killed as SS Islander dashes against huge mass of ice near Alaska and sank

46. August 14, 1903 – competition for Boxing title by James J Jeffries
47. August 14, 1905 – RC German priests in East Africa died in the Ngindo revolt
48. August 14, 1907 – acceptance of Zionist song “Ha-Tikvy” as official song
49. August 14,1908 – Racial Rebellion in Springfield Illinois
50. August 14, 1911 – General Leconte chose provisional President of Haiti
51. August 14, 1912 – US Navy attacked Nicaragua and was stationed there till 1925
52. August 14, 1914 – arrival of British law official John French and Gen Wilson in France
53. August 14, 1915 – Thousands were killed when a German U cruiser sank the British conveyance Royal Edward
54. August 14, 1917 – Declaration of battle by China against Germany and Austria
55. August 14, 1917 – Formation of Leeuwen football group
56. August 14, 1919 – Triple-play hit by Yankee Muddy Ruel

57. August 14, 1920 – Commencement of Olympic Games at Antwerp
58. August 14, 1921 – Recognition of Independent Tuvinian People’s Republic Country which was earlier known as Tannu Tuva.
59. August 14, 1922 – Earlier music performers air on the radio (Jenkins-WSB Atlanta)
60. August 14, 1925 – Suggestion to bring out Mount Rushmore Monument
61. August 14, 1928 – Debut of “Front Page” by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur in NYC
62. August 14, 1929 – Establishment of Jewish outfit for Palestine
63. August 14, 1932 – Closing of the 10th Olympic Play at Los Angeles
64. August 14, 1933 – hits for the cycle and set an AL record with 9 RBIs by Jimmie Foxx
65. August 14, 1935 – Law enacted for Social Security
66. August 14, 1936 – Basketball Olympic Play at Berlin (1st Olympic Game)
67. August 14, 1936 – The last community execution of Rainey Bethea was at Owensboro, Kentucky in the United States
68. August 14, 1937 – Battle declared between China and Japan
69. August 14, 1937 – In a play between Detroit Tigers and St Louis Browns, the former scores 36 runs in a doubleheader
70. August 14, 1938 – The first TV show of the BCC’s first story film

71. August 14, 1939 – Night games started at Chomsky Park
72. August 14, 1940 – Dutch Prime Minister De Geer holidays in Switzerland
73. August 14, 1941 – Combined announcement by the President of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt, and Prime Minister of Britain, Winston Churchill that was later known as the Atlantic Charter
74. August 14, 1942 – Dwight D Eisenhower assumes the command of the Army to invade North Africa
75. August 14, 1943 – Allied forces start their 1st air strike on Borneo
76. August 14, 1943 – Falcone, 40 km away from Messina conquered by the 45th division of US Defense forces
77. August 14, 1944 – Arrival at Corsica of British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill
78. August 14, 1944 – Soviet Union attacks Weichsel
79. August 14, 1945 – Japan vanquished at the WWII. – known as Victory Over Japan Day
80. August 14, 1947 – British Government grant independence to Pakistan
81. August 14, 1948 – Olympic play closes in London, Great Britain
82. August 14, 1948 – Bradman plays his last Test Cricket
83. August 14, 1948 – In a cricket match at Cricket Oval, England were all out for 52 against Australia
84. August 14, 1949 – Colonel Sami Hinnawi stages an armed rebellion in Syria
85. August 14, 1952 – Selection of Matyas Rakosi as Prime Minister of Hungary

86. August 14, 1953 – Detroit score 24, All-stars score 10 at the 20th NFL Chicago All-Star Play
87. August 14, 1954 – airing of programmes by WGR TV Channel 2 in Buffalo, NY
88. August 14, 1958 – 1st football play by the Canadian Football League
89. August 14, 1959- Play between Baltimore and All Stars at the 26th NFL Chicago All-Star Play: Score 29:0
90. August 14, 1960 – Organizing sending of UN forces to the Republic of Congo to maintain peace
91. August 14, 1961 – 17th straight play lost by Philadelphia Phillies
92. August 14, 1962 – Achieving success in boring the tunnel at Mont Blanc by the workers of Italy and France
93. August 14, 1962 – A group of thugs fleeced $ 1.5 million from a postal truck in Plymouth, US
94. August 14, 1964 – Braven Dyer, a sports journalist, was assaulted by Bo Belinsky and barred
95. August 14, 1964 – Common bazaar agreed upon by Egypt, Jordon, Kuwait, Syria
96. August 14, 1965 – 1st play by Continental Football League
97. August 14, 1966 – Circling round the moon by the 1st US Orbiter
98. August 14, 1966 – LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open achieved by Kathy Whitworth
99. August 14, 1967 – Robbing of the Belgian consulate at Kinshasa, Congo
100. August 14, 1967 – Closing of British pirate radio 270
101. August 14, 1968 – NL accepts the membership of Montreal Expo
102. August 14,1969 – Operation Banner commenced in Northern Ireland and British Forces took positions on the streets of Northern Ireland
103. August 14, 1970 – Students enrolled in the City University of NY
104. August 14,1971 – Independence granted to Bahrain by the British after 110 years of rule
105. August 14, 1972 – Atomic test by France
106. August 14,1972 – In a mine explosion, British army personnel were killed in Belfast
107. August 14, 1973 – Confidential shelling by the US of Cambodia halted
108. August 14, 1974 – Atomic test explosion by USSR
109. August 14,1975 – Burial of Dmitri Shostakovich, a Russian music creator at a Cemetery in Moscow
110. August 14,1975 – Inauguration of Longyearbyen Aerodrome on Spitsbergen by King Olav, Norwegian king
111. August 14, 1976 – thousands of women from Northern Ireland protest for peace in Belfast
112. August 14,1977 – LPGA Long Island Charity Golf Classic achieved by Debbie Austin
113. August 14, 1978 – an American Woman’s birthday program was rated “0” by French TV
114. August 14, 1979 – a three-hour remarkable rainbow was seen in Northern Wales

115. August 14,1980 – Nomination of Jimmy Carter, a Democratic candidate for US Presidential
116. August 14, 1980 – As a mark of solidarity program workers in thousands demonstrated at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk
117. August 14, 1981 – hits 8th HR into red seats at Riverfront by George Foster
118. August 14, 1983 – Closing ceremony of the 1st World Championship in Athletics at Helsinki, Finland
119. August 14, 1984 – a five 5-0 win by West Indies over England
120. August 14,1985 – Congress of South African Students murder Victoria Mxenge respected lawyer murdered causing political rebellion
121. August 14,1986 – detention of Benazir Bhutto, leader of the opposition
122. August 14, 1987 – Debut of “Les Miserable Rock Theatre, Szeged Hungary
123. August 14,1988 – Jeff Sluman shoots a 272 at Oak Tree GC Edmond
124. August 14,1989 – Quitting the office of President of South Africa by PW Botha
125. August 14,1990 – 1% sales tax agreed by Denver Dave Whitefield or a baseball contract
126. August 14, 1991 – 23rd to hit HR was Twins Dave Winfield
127. August 14,1993 – Ballot for president of Nigeria
128. August 14, 1994 – Children’s Medical Centre LPGA Gold Classic achieved by Maggie Will
129. August 14,1994 – Picturing of Uranus with rings by Space telescope Hubble
130. August 14, 1995 – The first female to attend the Citadel was Shannon Faulkner
131. August 14,1997 – LPGA Weetabix Women’s British Open won by Karrie Webb
132. August 14, 1998 – South African Government sues Winnie Mandela

21st Century – August 14 This Day In History – The 2000s

133. August 14, 2003 – Power blackout in northeast United States and Canada
134. August 14, 2005 – Closing of the 10th World Championship in Athletics at Helsinki, Finland
135. August 14, 2007 – 400 died in a bombing of Kahtaniya
136. August 14,2010 – Inauguration of the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games in Singapore
137. August 14, 2013 – Many were killed and injured by a bomb explosion near a road in Baqubah, Iraq
138. August 14, 2015 –Dr. Eduardo Rodriquez of New York Langone Medical Centre conducts the costliest face transplant operation on Patrick Hardison
139. August 14, 2016 – Swift-Tuttle, a heavenly body comes close to the earth

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