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Wednesday August 14, 2019

August 14: Day of the Week

August 14, 2019 is the 226th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 139 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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

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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).
  • 1893
    France becomes the first country to introduce motor vehicle registration.
  • 1897
    Franco-Hova War: The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.
  • 1935
    United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired.
  • 1941
    World War II – Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.
  • 1973
    The Pakistani Constitution of 1973 comes into effect.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as “Carlos the Jackal,” is captured.
  • 2007
    The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 796 people.

Who were born on August 14?

  • 1642
    Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1723)
  • 1915
    B.A. Santamaria, Australian political activist and journalist (d. 1998)
  • 1926
    Lina Wertmüller, Italian film director
  • 1930
    Earl Weaver, American baseball manager
  • 1941
    David Crosby, American musician
  • 1946
    Larry Graham, American musician
  • 1957
    Peter Costello, Australian politician
  • 1959
    Frank Brickowski, American basketball player
  • 1960
    Cecilia Gasdia, Italian soprano
  • 1983
    Spencer Pratt,American socialite

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