August 14 Events

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August 14th, 2007 (August 14 2007)EventThe 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 400 people.
August 14th, 2003 (August 14 2003)EventWidescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada.
August 14th, 1994 (August 14 1994)EventIlich Ramirez Sanchez, the terrorist known as "Carlos the Jackal", is captured.
August 14th, 1980 (August 14 1980)EventLech Walesa leads strikes at Gdansk, Poland shipyards.Lech Walesa Quotes
August 14th, 1976 (August 14 1976)EventThe Senegalese political party PAI-Renovation is legally recognizedied in PAI-Renovation thus becomes the third legal party in the country.
August 14th, 1973 (August 14 1973)EventThe constitution of 1973 comes into effect in Pakistan
August 14th, 1972 (August 14 1972)EventAn East German Ilyushin Il-62 crashes during takeoff from East Berlin, killing 156.
August 14th, 1969 (August 14 1969)EventUnited Kingdom troops deploy in Northern Ireland.
August 14th, 1967 (August 14 1967)EventUK Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.
August 14th, 1947 (August 14 1947)EventPakistan gains Independence from the British Indian Empire under the administration of United Kingdom and joins the British Commonwealth.
August 14th, 1945 (August 14 1945)EventJapan 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).
August 14th, 1941 (August 14 1941)EventWorld WarWinston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.Winston Churchill Quotes
August 14th, 1937 (August 14 1937)EventThe 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 were shot down by the Nationalist Chinese Air Force while raiding Chinese air bases, hence, 14 August has thus become acknowledged and celebrated as Chinese Air Force Day.
August 14th, 1936 (August 14 1936)EventRainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last public execution in the United States.
August 14th, 1935 (August 14 1935)EventUnited States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired.
August 14th, 1933 (August 14 1933)EventLoggers 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 acres (970 km?).
August 14th, 1925 (August 14 1925)EventThe original Hetch Hetchy Moccasin Powerhouse is completed and goes on line.
August 14th, 1921 (August 14 1921)EventTannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People s Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Russia).
August 14th, 1912 (August 14 1912)EventUnited States Marines invade Nicaragua to support the U.S.-backed government installed there after Jose Santos Zelaya resigned three years earlier.
August 14th, 1911 (August 14 1911)EventUnited 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.
August 14th, 1908 (August 14 1908)EventFirst beauty contest held in Folkestone, England.
August 14th, 1901 (August 14 1901)EventThe first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
August 14th, 1900 (August 14 1900)EventA joint European-Japanese-United States force (Eight-Nation Alliance) occupies Beijing, in a campaign to end the bloody Boxer Rebellion in China.
August 14th, 1897 (August 14 1897)EventThe town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.
August 14th, 1893 (August 14 1893)EventFrance introduces motor vehicle registration.
August 14th, 1885 (August 14 1885)EventJapan s first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.
August 14th, 1880 (August 14 1880)EventCologne Cathedral, the most famous landmark in Cologne, Germany, completed.
August 14th, 1848 (August 14 1848)EventOregon Territory organized by Act of U.S. Congress.
August 14th, 1846 (August 14 1846)EventThe Cape Girardeau meteorite, a 2.3 kg chondrite-type meteorite strikes near the town of Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.
August 14th, 1842 (August 14 1842)EventIndian Wars: Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to Oklahoma.
August 14th, 1598 (August 14 1598)EventNine Years War: Battle of the Yellow FordIrish forces under Hugh O Neill, Earl of Tyrone, defeat an English expeditionary force under Henry Bagenal.Henry Ford Quotes
August 14th, 1385 (August 14 1385)EventPortuguese Crisis of 1383-1385: Battle of AljubarrotaPortuguese forces commanded by King Joao I and his general Nuno Alvares Pereira defeat the Castilian army of King Juan I.
August 14th, 1183 (August 14 1183)EventTaira 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).

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