About August 14

August 14, 2022 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.

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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 161 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 14

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1816
    the United Kingdom formally annexed the Tristan da Cunha archipelago, ruling them from the Cape Colony in South Africa.
  • 1897
    Franco-Hova War: The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.
  • 1901
    The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
  • 1911
    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.
  • 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
  • 1921
    Tannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People’s Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Soviet Russia).
  • 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.
  • 1936
    Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last public execution in the United States.
  • 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).
  • 1947
    Pakistan gains Independence from the British Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada.
  • 2006
    Chencholai bombing in which 61 Tamil girls are killed in Sri Lankan Airforce bombing.
  • 2010
    The first-ever Youth Olympic Games are held in Singapore.

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