Wednesday August 14, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

August 14: Day of the Week

August 14, 2024 is the 227th day of the year 2024 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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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.

August 14 Historical Event(s)

1842
Indian Wars: Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to Oklahoma.
1900
The Eight-Nation Alliance occupies Beijing, in a campaign to end the bloody Boxer Rebellion in China.
1921
Tannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People’s Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Soviet Russia).
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.
1941
World War II – Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.
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).
1973
The Pakistani Constitution of 1973 comes into effect.
1974
The second Turkish invasion of Cyprus begins; 140,000 to 200,000 Greek Cypriots become refugees. Elsewhere, 126 Turkish Cypriots are massacred.
2003
Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada.

Who were born on August 14?

1863
Ernest Thayer, American poet (d. 1940)
1895
Jack Gregory, Australian cricketer (d. 1973)
1935
John Brodie, American football player
1947
Danielle Steel, American novelist
1952
Carl Lumbly, American actor
1953
James Horner, American composer
1961
“Hot Stuff” Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler (d. 1995)
1969
DJ Uncle Al, American hip-hop DJ (d. 2001)
1979
Paul Burgess, Australian athlete
1986
Terin Humphrey, American gymnast

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