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Friday August 14, 2020

August 14: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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.
  • 1842
    Indian Wars: Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to Oklahoma.
  • 1916
    Romania declares war on Austro-Hungary, joining the Entente in World War I
  • 1936
    Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last public execution in the United States.
  • 1959
    Founding and first official meeting of the American Football League.
  • 1969
    Operation Banner: British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland.
  • 1974
    The second Turkish invasion of Cyprus begins; 140,000 to 200,000 Greek Cypriots become refugees. Elsewhere, 126 Turkish Cypriots are massacred.
  • 1994
    Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as “Carlos the Jackal,” is captured.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 796 people.

Who were born on August 14?

  • 1777
    Hans Christian Ørsted, Danish physicist (d. 1851)
  • 1910
    Pierre Schaeffer, French composer (d. 1995)
  • 1915
    B.A. Santamaria, Australian political activist and journalist (d. 1998)
  • 1924
    Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa Lama, Tibetan religious figure (d. 1981)
  • 1924
    Sverre Fehn, Norwegian architect (d. 2009)
  • 1953
    Cliff Johnson, American computer game author
  • 1973
    Kieren Perkins, Australian swimmer
  • 1976
    Maya Nasri, Lebanese actress and singer
  • 1986
    Terin Humphrey, American gymnast
  • 1987
    Tim Tebow, American football player and winner of 2007 Heisman trophy

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