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Tuesday August 14, 2018

August 14: Day of the Week

August 14, 2018 was the 226th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 139 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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.
  • 1897
    Franco-Hova War: The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.
  • 1901
    The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    Japan accepts the Allied terms of surrender in World War II and the Emperor records the Imperial Rescript on Surrender (August 15 in Japan standard time).
  • 1969
    Operation Banner: British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as “Carlos the Jackal,” is captured.

Who were born on August 14?

  • 1586
    William Hutchinson, Rhode Island colonist (d. 1642)
  • 1926
    René Goscinny, French comic-strip author (d. 1977)
  • 1942
    Jackie Oliver, British Formula One driver
  • 1945
    Steve Martin, American actor and comedian
  • 1947
    Bruce Nash, American television producer
  • 1949
    Bob Backlund, American wrestler
  • 1951
    Peter Blegvad, American musician (Slapp Happy)
  • 1958
    Bobby Eaton, American professional wrestler
  • 1973
    Jared Borgetti, Mexican footballer
  • 1984
    Robin Söderling, Swedish tennis player

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