About August 14

August 14, 2024 is the 227th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 139 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Leo is the sun 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 168 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 14

  • 1183
    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).
  • 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.
  • 1842
    Indian Wars: Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to Oklahoma.
  • 1848
    Oregon Territory is organized by act of Congress.
  • 1893
    France becomes the first country to introduce motor vehicle registration.
  • 1901
    The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
  • 1912
    United States Marines invade Nicaragua to support the U.S.-backed government installed there after José Santos Zelaya had resigned three years earlier.
  • 1916
    Romania declares war on Austro-Hungary, joining the Entente in World War I
  • 1933
    Loggers cause a forest fire in the Coast Range of Oregon, later known as the first forest fire of the Tillamook Burn. It is extinguished on September 5, after destroying 240,000 acre.
  • 1935
    United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired.
  • 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).
  • 1959
    Founding and first official meeting of the American Football League.
  • 1972
    An East German Ilyushin Il-62 crashes during takeoff from East Berlin, killing 156.
  • 1974
    The second Turkish invasion of Cyprus begins; 140,000 to 200,000 Greek Cypriots become refugees. Elsewhere, 126 Turkish Cypriots are massacred.
  • 1980
    Lech Wałęsa leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards.
  • 1994
    Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as “Carlos the Jackal,” is captured.
  • 2003
    Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada.
  • 2007
    The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 796 people.
  • 2010
    The first-ever Youth Olympic Games are held in Singapore.

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