August 14: Day of the Week
August 14, 2021 is the 226th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 139 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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).
- 1888An audio recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan’s “The Lost Chord”, one of the first recordings of music ever made, is played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison’s phonograph in London.
- 1897Franco-Hova War: The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.
- 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
- 1941World War II – Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.
- 1967UK Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.
- 1994Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as “Carlos the Jackal,” is captured.
- 2006Chencholai bombing in which 61 Tamil girls are killed in Sri Lankan Airforce bombing.
- 2007The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 796 people.
Who were born on August 14?
- 1479Princess Catherine of York (d. 1527)
- 1625François de Harlay de Champvallon, Archbishop of Paris (d. 1695)
- 1876Aleksandar Obrenović, King of Serbia (d. 1903)
- 1892Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, English composer and pianist (d. 1988)
- 1924Sverre Fehn, Norwegian architect (d. 2009)
- 1956Rusty Wallace, American race car driver
- 1959Magic Johnson, American basketball player
- 1960Cecilia Gasdia, Italian soprano
- 1978Greg Rawlinson, New Zealand All Black rugby player
- 1980Roy Williams, American football player
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