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Friday August 14, 2020

August 14: Day of the Week

August 14, 2020 is the 227th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 139 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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

August 2020
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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)

  • 1385
    Portuguese Crisis of 1383–1385: Battle of Aljubarrota – Portuguese forces commanded by King João I and his general Nuno Álvares Pereira defeat the Castilian army of King Juan I.
  • 1598
    Nine Years War: Battle of the Yellow Ford – Irish forces under Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, defeat an English expeditionary force under Henry Bagenal.
  • 1880
    Construction of Cologne Cathedral, the most famous landmark in Cologne, Germany, is completed.
  • 1901
    The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
  • 1937
    Chinese Air Force Day: The beginning of air-to-air combat of the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II in general, when 6 Imperial Japanese Mitsubishi G3M bombers are shot down by the Nationalist Chinese Air Force while raiding Chinese air bases.
  • 1974
    The second Turkish invasion of Cyprus begins; 140,000 to 200,000 Greek Cypriots become refugees. Elsewhere, 126 Turkish Cypriots are massacred.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada.
  • 2007
    The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 796 people.
  • 2010
    The first-ever Youth Olympic Games are held in Singapore.

Who were born on August 14?

  • 1473
    Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence (d. 1541)
  • 1867
    Cupid Childs, American baseball player (d. 1912)
  • 1923
    Diodoros, Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem (d. 2000)
  • 1924
    Holger Juul Hansen, Danish actor
  • 1933
    Richard R. Ernst, Swiss chemist and Nobel Prize Laureate
  • 1976
    Maya Nasri, Lebanese actress and singer
  • 1980
    Estrella Morente, Spanish flamenco singer
  • 1980
    Roy Williams, American football player
  • 1983
    Mila Kunis, Ukrainian/American actress
  • 1987
    Tim Tebow, American football player and winner of 2007 Heisman trophy

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