August 14: Day of the Week
August 14, 2019 is the 226th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 139 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1385Portuguese 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.
- 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.
- 1935United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired.
- 1937Chinese 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.
- 1980Lech Wałęsa leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards.
- 2006Chencholai bombing in which 61 Tamil girls are killed in Sri Lankan Airforce bombing.
- 2007The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 796 people.
- 2010The first-ever Youth Olympic Games are held in Singapore.
Who were born on August 14?
- 1473Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence (d. 1541)
- 1575Robert Hayman, English-born poet (d. 1629)
- 1892Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, English composer and pianist (d. 1988)
- 1924Holger Juul Hansen, Danish actor
- 1940Dash Crofts, American musician
- 1946Larry Graham, American musician
- 1951Peter Blegvad, American musician (Slapp Happy)
- 1973Daisuke Ishiwatari, Japanese game developer and composer
- 1977Juan Pierre, American baseball player
- 1990Jaydee Bixby, Canadian singer
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