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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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.
- 1897Franco-Hova War: The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.
- 1901The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
- 1921Tannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People’s Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Soviet Russia).
- 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.
- 1945Japan 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).
- 1969Operation Banner: British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland.
- 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.
- 1994Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as “Carlos the Jackal,” is captured.
Who were born on August 14?
- 1586William Hutchinson, Rhode Island colonist (d. 1642)
- 1926René Goscinny, French comic-strip author (d. 1977)
- 1942Jackie Oliver, British Formula One driver
- 1945Steve Martin, American actor and comedian
- 1947Bruce Nash, American television producer
- 1949Bob Backlund, American wrestler
- 1951Peter Blegvad, American musician (Slapp Happy)
- 1958Bobby Eaton, American professional wrestler
- 1973Jared Borgetti, Mexican footballer
- 1984Robin Söderling, Swedish tennis player
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