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.
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)
- 1183Taira 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).
- 1592Imjin War: Battle of Hansando Admiral Yi Sun-sin decisively defeats the Japanese Navy at Hasan Island.
- 1880Construction of Cologne Cathedral, the most famous landmark in Cologne, Germany, is completed.
- 1885Japan’s first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.
- 1933Loggers 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.
- 1947Pakistan gains Independence from the British Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
- 1967UK Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.
- 1973The Pakistani Constitution of 1973 comes into effect.
- 2003Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada.
- 2007The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 796 people.
Who were born on August 14?
- 1473Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence (d. 1541)
- 1936Trevor Bannister, British actor (d. 2011)
- 1942Jackie Oliver, British Formula One driver
- 1945Wim Wenders, German-born film director
- 1947Danielle Steel, American novelist
- 1967Erik Gandini, Italian-Swedish director
- 1968Billy Mavreas, Greek-Canadian cartoonist
- 1974Chucky Atkins, American basketball player
- 1981Earl Barron, American basketball player
- 1984Clay Buchholz, American baseball player
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