August 14: Day of the Week
August 14, 2019 was the 226th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 139 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1816the United Kingdom formally annexed the Tristan da Cunha archipelago, ruling them from the Cape Colony in South Africa.
- 1848Oregon Territory is organized by act of Congress.
- 1901The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
- 1911United 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.
- 1916Romania declares war on Austro-Hungary, joining the Entente in World War I
- 1921Tannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People’s Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Soviet Russia).
- 1935United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired.
- 1980Lech Wałęsa leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards.
- 1987All the children held at Kia Lama, a rural property on Lake Eildon, Australia, run by the Santiniketan Park Association, are released after a police raid.
- 1996Greek 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.
Who were born on August 14?
- 1727Princess Anne Henriette of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1752)
- 1876Aleksandar Obrenović, King of Serbia (d. 1903)
- 1892Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, English composer and pianist (d. 1988)
- 1895Jack Gregory, Australian cricketer (d. 1973)
- 1947Bruce Nash, American television producer
- 1949Morten Olsen, Danish footballer
- 1964Neal Anderson, American football player
- 1976Steve Braun, Canadian actor
- 1985Digão, Brazilian footballer
- 1986Cameron Jerome, English footballer
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