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    • August 14, 0410 Alaric sacks Rome

    • August 14, 1183 Taira 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).

    • August 14, 1248 Construction of Cologne Cathedral begun

    • August 14, 1385 Portuguese Crisis of 13831385: Battle of Aljubarrota - Portuguese forces commanded by King Joo I and his general Nuno lvares Pereira defeat the Castilian army of King Juan I.

    • August 14, 1385 "Portuguese defeat Castilians at Aljubarrota, retain independence"

    • August 14, 1457 Oldest known exactly dated printed book (c 3 years after Gutenberg)

    • August 14, 1598 "Irish rebel Hugh O'Neill, the earl of Tyrone, annihilates an English force at Yellow Ford, marking the greatest Irish victory in the wars with the English"

    • August 14, 1598 "Nine Years War: Battle of the Yellow Ford - Irish forces under Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, defeat an English expeditionary force under Henry Bagenal."

    • August 14, 1756 "French capture Fort Oswego, NY"

    • August 14, 1765 Mass colonists challenge British rule by an Elm (Liberty Tree)

    • August 14, 1784 First Russian colony in Alaska is founded on Kodiak Island.

    • August 14, 1791 "Ceremony at Bois Caiman, Haiti; Haitian Revolution begins."

    • August 14, 1813 British warship Pelican attacks and captures US war brigantine Argus

    • August 14, 1842 "Indian Wars: Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to Oklahoma."

    • August 14, 1842 Seminole War ends; Indians removed from Florida to Oklahoma

    • August 14, 1846 Henry David Thoreau jailed for tax resistance

    • August 14, 1846 "The Cape Girardeau meteorite, a 2.3 kg chondrite-type meteorite strikes near the town of Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri."

    • August 14, 1848 Oregon Territory created

    • August 14, 1848 Oregon Territory organized by Act of U.S. Congress.

    • August 14, 1862 Lincoln receives first group of blacks to confer with US president

    • August 14, 1863 First Kanakas arrive in Brisbane for employment on cotton plantation.

    • August 14, 1873 """Forest and Stream"" begins publishing"

    • August 14, 1876 Prairie View State University forms

    • August 14, 1880 "Australia's first soccer club, The Wanderers, plays its first match, against Kings School, Parramatta, NSW."

    • August 14, 1880 "Cologne Cathedral, the most famous landmark in Cologne, Germany, completed."

    • August 14, 1885 Japan's first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.

    • August 14, 1893 France introduces motor vehicle registration.

    • August 14, 1893 "France issues first driving licenses, included required test"

    • August 14, 1897 The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.

    • August 14, 1899 "Bell Telephone Company installs Canada's first push-button pay phone in a Montreal drugstore connections made only after 5› deposit; made by Northern Electric, today's Nortel."

    • August 14, 1900 "A joint European-Japanese-United States force (Eight-Nation Alliance) occupies Beijing, in a campaign to end the bloody Boxer Rebellion in China."

    • August 14, 1900 "Intl forces including US Marines enter Beijing to put down Boxer Rebellion, which was aimed at ridding China of foreigners"

    • August 14, 1901 "The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21."

    • August 14, 1908 "First beauty contest held in Folkestone, England."

    • August 14, 1908 Race riot in Springfield Illinois

    • August 14, 1911 United 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.

    • August 14, 1912 "2,500 US marines invade Nicaragua; US remains until 1925"

    • August 14, 1917 China declares war on Germany and Austria at start of WW I

    • August 14, 1919 "The first plane flight between Montreal and Quebec; takes 5 hours, now it takes the same time but we now include the time to get to and from the airports"

    • August 14, 1921 "Tannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People's Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Russia)."

    • August 14, 1924 "Australia's Cobb & Co stagecoach service makes its last run, from Surat to Yeulba in Queensland."

    • August 14, 1925 The original Hetch Hetchy Moccasin Powerhouse is completed and goes on line.

    • August 14, 1932 10th Olympic Games at Los Angeles closes

    • August 14, 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 acres (970 km)."

    • August 14, 1934 "Millionaire brewer John Labatt abducted at gunpoint by three men, who asked for a ransom of $150,000, which the kidnappers never received; released unharmed three days later; first recorded kidnapping for ransom in Canada."

    • August 14, 1935 Social Security Act became law

    • August 14, 1935 "United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired."

    • August 14, 1936 "A train and truck collide at Louiseville Quebec, killing 22."

    • August 14, 1936 First Olympic basketball game (Berlin)

    • August 14, 1936 "Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last public execution in the United States."

    • August 14, 1937 "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 were shot down by the Nationalist Chinese Air Force while raiding Chinese air bases, hence, 14 August has thus become acknoledged and celebrated as Chinese Air Force Day."

    • August 14, 1941 World War II - Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.

    • August 14, 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).

    • August 14, 1945 V-J Day; Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II

    • August 14, 1947 India granted independence within British Commonwealth

    • August 14, 1947 Pakistan gains independence from Britain

    • August 14, 1947 Pakistan gains Independence from the British Indian Empire under the administration of United Kingdom and joins the British Commonwealth.

    • August 14, 1948 14th Olympic games in London closes

    • August 14, 1958 "KLM Superconstellation crashes west of Ireland, killing 99"

    • August 14, 1962 French and Italian workers break through at Mount Blanc Vehicular Tunnel

    • August 14, 1962 "US mail truck in Plymouth, Mass robbed of more than $1.5 million"

    • August 14, 1965 Beatles tape an appearance for the Ed Sullivan Show

    • August 14, 1966 First US lunar orbiter begins orbiting the Moon

    • August 14, 1967 UK Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.

    • August 14, 1968 "In the Northern Celebesa a 7.4 earthquake caused tsunami waves, reaching up to 300 meters inland,took some 200 lives and destroyed 700 houses. Wave heights were estimated at 8 to 10 meters"

    • August 14, 1968 Number one hit on UK music charts - Crazy World of Arthur Brown - Fire

    • August 14, 1969 British troops intervenes militarily in Northern Ireland

    • August 14, 1969 United Kingdom troops deploy in Northern Ireland.

    • August 14, 1971 Bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule

    • August 14, 1971 British begin internment without trial in Northern Ireland

    • August 14, 1972 "An East German Ilyushin Il-62 crashes during takeoff from East Berlin, killing 156."

    • August 14, 1972 "East German Aeroflot Illyushin 62 crashes near Moscow, killing 156"

    • August 14, 1973 The constitution of 1973 comes into effect in Pakistan

    • August 14, 1973 US bombs Cambodia

    • August 14, 1974 Congress authorizes US citizens to own gold

    • August 14, 1976 The Senegalese political party PAI-Rnovation is legally recognized. PAI-Rnovation thus becomes the third legal party in the country.

    • August 14, 1980 "Lech Wasa leads strikes at Gdask, Poland shipyards."

    • August 14, 1984 IBM releases MS-DOS version 3.0

    • August 14, 1994 "Ilich Ramrez Snchez, the terrorist known as ""Carlos the Jackal"", is captured."

    • August 14, 1996 Ian Macfarlane is appointed new head of Australia's Reserve Bank

    • August 14, 2003 The largest power blackout in Norht America's history knocks out power for 50 million people in Northeast U.S. and Ontario

    • August 14, 2003 Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada.

    • August 14, 2005 "Helios Airways Flight 522 crashes north of Athens, killing the 121 on board."

    • August 14, 2006 The 2006 Lebanon War cease fire goes into effect.

    • August 14, 2007 The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 400 people.

    • August 14, 2009 "A Canadian court orders the government to repatriate Omar Khadr, the sole remaining Western citizen held in Guantanamo Bay detention camp."

    • August 14, 2009 A University of Glasgow study suggests Asians may view faces differently from others.

    • August 14, 2009 "After launching a major offensive attack on a suspected ASG training camp, the day-long clash in the Southern Philippines resulted in 23 government casualties and 31 casualties from the Abu Sayyaf Group."

    • August 14, 2009 An archaeological excavation uncovers the foundations of the 17th-century Smock Alley Theatre and several artefacts from theatrical performances in Dublin.

    • August 14, 2009 At least 13 people are killed and at least 85 are injured in a fierce gun battle in Gaza.

    • August 14, 2009 "At least 13 people have died after a bus-train collision in Iasi County, Romania."

    • August 14, 2009 "Hundreds of people protest in Caracas, Venezuela, after journalists protesting a new education law were beaten the previous day."

    • August 14, 2009 "In an unexpected move, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir replaces Salah Gosh, his country's chief of security and intelligence since the mid-1990s, with General Mohamed Atta al-Mawla."

    • August 14, 2009 "In Montevideo, President of Mexico Felipe Calder¢n and President of Uruguay Tabar‚ V zquez sign a Strategic Association accord to strengthen political dialogue and bilateral trade relations."

    • August 14, 2009 Iranian reformists call for a probe of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and his ability to rule. (Associated Press) (BBC)

    • August 14, 2009 "Lawyers for the Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, say he is abandoning his second appeal against his conviction for the December 1988 attack as Scottish officials consider his request to be sent home to Libya."

    • August 14, 2009 "Lynette Fromme, a former member of the Manson family, is released after serving 34 years in prison."

    • August 14, 2009 Malagasy peace talks break down when the armed forces reject one clause in the peace deal.

    • August 14, 2009 Pakistan begins its first international freight train service from Islamabad to Istanbul.

    • August 14, 2009 "Paraguay?s government withdraws a bill approving Venezuela's incorporation to Mercosur, fearing a defeat in Congress could hurt relations between the two countries."

    • August 14, 2009 "The MV Arctic Sea, missing since late July, is reportedly found 400 nautical miles off the Cape Verde islands."

    • August 14, 2009 "The remains of over 2,000 people discovered in Poland's largest mass grave from World War II are reburied in a military cemetery."

    • August 14, 2009 The United Kingdom imposes direct rule on the Turks and Caicos Islands after an inquiry found evidence of government corruption.

    • August 14, 2009 United States senator Jim Webb arrives in Burma for talks with General Than Shwe.

    • August 14, 2010 "The Beijing-Tibet expressway slowed to a crawl on August 14 in a more than 100-kilometre (62-mile) traffic jam. It lasted nine days. It took 3 days to travel the 100 KM. Once you were in, you couldn't get out. You don't want to pick berries in those ditches :-) - China"







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