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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 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.
  • 1848
    Oregon Territory is organized by act of Congress.
  • 1888
    An 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.
  • 1893
    France becomes the first country to introduce motor vehicle registration.
  • 1901
    The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
  • 1933
    Loggers cause a forest fire in the Coast Range of Oregon, later known as the first forest fire of the Tillamook Burn. It is extinguished on September 5, after destroying 240,000 acre.
  • 1935
    United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired.
  • 1972
    An East German Ilyushin Il-62 crashes during takeoff from East Berlin, killing 156.
  • 1973
    The Pakistani Constitution of 1973 comes into effect.
  • 2006
    Chencholai bombing in which 61 Tamil girls are killed in Sri Lankan Airforce bombing.

Who were born on August 14?

  • 1479
    Princess Catherine of York (d. 1527)
  • 1867
    John Galsworthy, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1933)
  • 1932
    Lee Hoffman, American author (d. 2007)
  • 1933
    Richard R. Ernst, Swiss chemist and Nobel Prize Laureate
  • 1940
    Dash Crofts, American musician
  • 1945
    Steve Martin, American actor and comedian
  • 1954
    Stanley McChrystal, American general
  • 1974
    Ana Matronic, American singer (Scissor Sisters)
  • 1978
    Anastasios Kyriakos, Greek footballer
  • 1987
    Chrystina Sayers, American singer and dancer (Girlicious)

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