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Friday August 14, 2020

August 14: Day of the Week

August 14, 2020 was the 227th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 139 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

August 2020
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Zodiac & Birthstone

Leo is the zodiac 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.

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August 14 Historical Event(s)

  • 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.
  • 1880
    Construction of Cologne Cathedral, the most famous landmark in Cologne, Germany, is completed.
  • 1885
    Japan’s first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.
  • 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.
  • 1947
    Pakistan gains Independence from the British Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 1967
    UK Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.
  • 1973
    The Pakistani Constitution of 1973 comes into effect.
  • 2003
    Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada.
  • 2007
    The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 796 people.

Who were born on August 14?

  • 1473
    Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence (d. 1541)
  • 1936
    Trevor Bannister, British actor (d. 2011)
  • 1942
    Jackie Oliver, British Formula One driver
  • 1945
    Wim Wenders, German-born film director
  • 1947
    Danielle Steel, American novelist
  • 1967
    Erik Gandini, Italian-Swedish director
  • 1968
    Billy Mavreas, Greek-Canadian cartoonist
  • 1974
    Chucky Atkins, American basketball player
  • 1981
    Earl Barron, American basketball player
  • 1984
    Clay Buchholz, American baseball player

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