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What Happened on August 14th This Day in History

Year Name
2015 The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba re-opens after 54 years of being closed when Cuba-United States relations were broken off
2013 Egypt declares a state of emergency as security forces kill hundreds of demonstrators supporting former president Mohamed Morsi.
2007 The Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 334 people.
2006 Sixty-one schoolgirls killed in Chencholai bombing by Sri Lankan Air Force air strike.
2005 Helios Airways Flight 522, en route from Larnaca, Cyprus to Prague, Czech Republic via Athens, crashes in the hills near Grammatiko, Greece, killing 121 passengers and crew.
2003 A widescale power blackout affects the northeast United States and Canada.
2003 Project Thread, an operation launched by CSIS and other Canadian law enforcement agencies, saw the arrest and incarceration of 24 innocent Muslim men, most of them young Pakistani students.
1996 Greek Cypriot refugee Solomos Solomou is murdered by Turkish forces while trying to climb a flagpole in order to remove a Turkish flag from its mast in the United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus.
1994 Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as "Carlos the Jackal", is captured.
1980 Lech WaſĿsa leads strikes at the Gdaſsk, Poland shipyards.
1975 The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running release in film history, opens in London.
1973 The Pakistan Constitution of 1973 comes into effect.
1972 An Ilyushin Il-62 airliner crashes near Königs Wusterhausen, East Germany, due to an in-flight fire, killing 156.
1971 Bahrain declares independence as the State of Bahrain.
1969 The Troubles: British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland as political and sectarian violence breaks out, marking the start of the 37-year Operation Banner.
1967 UK Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.
1959 Founding and first official meeting of the American Football League.
1947 Pakistan gains Independence from the British Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
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).
1945 The Viet Minh launches August Revolution amid the political confusion and power vacuum engulfing Vietnam.
1941 World War II: Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.
1937 The beginning of air-to-air combat of the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II in general, when six Japanese bombers are shot down by Chinese fighters while raiding Chinese air bases.
1936 Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last known public execution in the United States.
1935 Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act, creating a government pension system for the retired.
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 not fully extinguished until September 5, after destroying 240,000 acres (970 km2).
1921 Tannu Uriankhai, later Tuvan People's Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Soviet Russia).
1916 Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary.
1914 World War I: Start of the Battle of Lorraine, an unsuccessful French offensive designed to recover the lost province of Moselle from Germany.
1912 U.S. Marines invade Nicaragua to support the U.S.-backed government installed there after José Santos Zelaya had resigned three years earlier.
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.
1901 The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
1900 The Eight-Nation Alliance occupies Beijing, China, in a campaign to end the bloody Boxer Rebellion in China.
1893 France becomes the first country to introduce motor vehicle registration.
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, England.
1885 Japan's first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.
1880 Construction of Cologne Cathedral, the most famous landmark in Cologne, Germany, is completed.
1848 Oregon Territory is organized by act of Congress.
1842 American Indian Wars: Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to Oklahoma.
1816 The United Kingdom formally annexes the Tristan da Cunha archipelago, administering the islands from the Cape Colony in South Africa.
1814 A cease fire agreement, called the Convention of Moss, ended the Swedish-Norwegian War.
1791 Slaves from plantations in Saint-Domingue hold a Vodou ceremony led by houngan Dutty Boukman at Bois Caïman, marking the start of the Haitian Revolution.
1720 The Spanish military Villasur expedition is wiped out by Pawnee and Otoe warriors near present-day Columbus, Nebraska.
1598 Nine Years' War: Battle of the Yellow Ford: Irish forces under Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, defeats an English expeditionary force under Henry Bagenal.
1592 The first sighting of the Falkland Islands by John Davis.
1480 Battle of Otranto: Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam; they are later honored in the Church.
1457 Publication of the Mainz Psalter, the first book to feature a printed date of publication and printed colophon
1385 Portuguese Crisis of 1383-85: Battle of Aljubarrota: Portuguese forces commanded by King John I and his general Nuno Álvares Pereira defeat the Castilian army of King John I.
1370 Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, grants city privileges to Carlsbad which is subsequently named after him.
1352 War of the Breton Succession: Anglo-Bretons defeat the French in the Battle of Mauron.
1288 Count Adolf VIII of Berg grants town privileges to Düsseldorf, the village on the banks of the Düssel.
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 the Juei (寿永) era).
1040 King Duncan I is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. The latter succeeds him as King of Scotland.
29 BC Octavian holds the second of three consecutive triumphs in Rome to celebrate the victory over the Dalmatian tribes.
Famous People Born on August 14

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Year Name
1916 Frank and John Craighead, American naturalists (twins, Frank d. 2001, John d. 2016)
1966 Tuncay ÿzkan, Turkish journalist and politician
1941 David Crosby, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1983 Elena Baltacha, Ukrainian-Scottish tennis player (d. 2014)
1972 Laurent Lamothe, Haitian businessman and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Haiti
1926 Buddy Greco, American singer and pianist (d. 2017)
1851 Yannoulis Chalepas, Greek sculptor (d. 1938)
1714 Claude Joseph Vernet, French painter (d. 1789)
1943 Ronnie Campbell, English miner and politician
1930 Earl Weaver, American baseball player and manager (d. 2013)
Famous People Deaths On August 14

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Date Name
1390 John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier (b. 1364)
1985 Gale Sondergaard, American actress (b. 1899)
2007 Kotozakura Masakatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 53rd Yokozuna (b. 1940)
1981 Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor and director (b. 1894)
2014 Leonard Fein, American journalist and academic, co-founded Moment Magazine (b. 1934)
1999 Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1918)
2012 Svetozar GligoriĿ, Serbian chess player and theoretician (b. 1923)
902 Badr al-Mu'tadidi, commander-in-chief of the Abbasid Caliphate under al-Mu'tadid
2007 Pinchas Goldstein, Israeli politician (b. 1939)
1941 Paul Sabatier, French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1854)