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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 1885Japan’s first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.
- 1897Franco-Hova War: The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.
- 1912United States Marines invade Nicaragua to support the U.S.-backed government installed there after José Santos Zelaya had resigned three years earlier.
- 1921Tannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People’s Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Soviet Russia).
- 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.
- 1947Pakistan gains Independence from the British Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
- 1959Founding and first official meeting of the American Football League.
- 1973The Pakistani Constitution of 1973 comes into effect.
- 1974The second Turkish invasion of Cyprus begins; 140,000 to 200,000 Greek Cypriots become refugees. Elsewhere, 126 Turkish Cypriots are massacred.
- 1987All 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.
Who were born on August 14?
- 1653Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman (d. 1688)
- 1688Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia (d. 1740)
- 1714Claude Joseph Vernet, French painter (d. 1789)
- 1840Richard von Krafft-Ebing, German psychologist (d. 1902)
- 1901Alice Rivaz, Swiss writer (d. 1998)
- 1930Earl Weaver, American baseball manager
- 1941Connie Smith, American singer
- 1978Kate Ritchie, Australian actress
- 1984Nick Grimshaw, British radio DJ and television presenter
- 1987Tim Tebow, American football player and winner of 2007 Heisman trophy
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