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 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.
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)
- 1183Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures and flee to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan. (Traditional Japanese date: Twenty-fifth Day of the Seventh Month of the Second Year of Juei).
- 1842Indian Wars: Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to Oklahoma.
- 1880Construction of Cologne Cathedral, the most famous landmark in Cologne, Germany, is completed.
- 1947Pakistan gains Independence from the British Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
- 1972An East German Ilyushin Il-62 crashes during takeoff from East Berlin, killing 156.
- 1974The second Turkish invasion of Cyprus begins; 140,000 to 200,000 Greek Cypriots become refugees. Elsewhere, 126 Turkish Cypriots are massacred.
- 1980Lech Wałęsa leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards.
- 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.
- 1996Greek Cypriot refugee Solomos Solomou is murdered by Turkish forces while trying to climb a flagpole in order to remove a Turkish flag from its mast in the United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus.
- 2007The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 796 people.
Who were born on August 14?
- 1867John Galsworthy, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1933)
- 1901Alice Rivaz, Swiss writer (d. 1998)
- 1916Fumio Fujimura, Japanese baseball player (d. 1992)
- 1916Wellington Mara, Co-Owner of the New York Giants (d. 2005)
- 1923Diodoros, Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem (d. 2000)
- 1924Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa Lama, Tibetan religious figure (d. 1981)
- 1942Jackie Oliver, British Formula One driver
- 1956Johnny Lever, Indian actor
- 1969DJ Uncle Al, American hip-hop DJ (d. 2001)
- 1988Shahd Barmada, Syrian singer
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