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Wednesday August 14, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 1816
    the United Kingdom formally annexed the Tristan da Cunha archipelago, ruling them from the Cape Colony in South Africa.
  • 1848
    Oregon Territory is organized by act of Congress.
  • 1901
    The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
  • 1911
    United 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.
  • 1916
    Romania declares war on Austro-Hungary, joining the Entente in World War I
  • 1921
    Tannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People’s Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Soviet Russia).
  • 1935
    United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired.
  • 1980
    Lech Wałęsa leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards.
  • 1987
    All 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.
  • 1996
    Greek 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?

  • 1727
    Princess Anne Henriette of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1752)
  • 1876
    Aleksandar Obrenović, King of Serbia (d. 1903)
  • 1892
    Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, English composer and pianist (d. 1988)
  • 1895
    Jack Gregory, Australian cricketer (d. 1973)
  • 1947
    Bruce Nash, American television producer
  • 1949
    Morten Olsen, Danish footballer
  • 1964
    Neal Anderson, American football player
  • 1976
    Steve Braun, Canadian actor
  • 1985
    Digão, Brazilian footballer
  • 1986
    Cameron Jerome, English footballer

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