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1966Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

1846Henry David Thoreau jailed for tax resistance

1980Democratic Convention in NYC nominates Jimmy Carter & Walter Mondale

1941US President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issue the joint declaration that later becomes known as the Atlantic Charter

1981Phils Mike Schmidt hits his 300th career HR off NY Met Mike Scott

1944British premier Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica

1986Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto arrested

1498Columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in Venezuela

1973Johnny Unitas files $725,000 suit against Balt Colts

199476th PGA Championship: Nick Price shoots a 269 at Southern Hills Tulsa

1948Bradman's last Test Cricket innings

1983Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

1903james j jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1585Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands

1982Pete Rose (Phillies) 12,365 at bat sets record (passes Aaron)

1993Reggie Jackson Day - NY Yanks retire 13th # (#44)

1987Oakland's Mark McGwire sets rookie HR record at 39, en route to 49

1862Abraham Lincoln receives the 1st group of African Americans to confer with a US president

August 14th Historical Events
Date Event
554
Ravenna becomes seat of Byzantine military governor in Italy 
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). 
1281
During Kublai Khan's 2nd Invasion of Japan his invading Chinese fleet of 3,500 vessels disappears in a typhoon near Japan 
1385
Portuguese defeat Castilians at Aljubarrota, retain independence 
1395
Utrecht bishop Frederik of Blankenheim occupies Coevorden 
1457
Oldest known exactly dated printed book (c 3 years after Gutenberg) 
1498
Columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in Venezuela 
1551
Turkish fleet under Dragut occupies Tripoli 
1559
Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay, Fla 
1585
Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands 
1597
Cornelis de Houtmans fleet is 1st Dutch visit to Java 
1624
Dutch fleet ceases Callao the Lima in Peru 
1636
Spanish troops occupy Corbie at Amiens 
1642
Able Tasmans ships Heemskerck/Zeehaen depart out of Batavia 
1678
Battle of Mons - French repulse William of Orange 
1743
Prussian army occupies Saksen, beginning 2nd Silezian War 
1756
French capture Fort Oswego, NY 
1758
Battle at Zorndorf: Prussia beats Russia, 1000s killed 
1762
English fleet occupies Havana 
1765
Massachusetts colonists challenge British rule by an Elm (Liberty Tree) 
1782
Suriname forbids selling slave mothers without their babies 
1790
Sweden & Russia sign Peace of Verela 
1813
British warship Pelican attacks & captures US war brigantine Argus 
1816
Great Britain annexes Tristan da Cunha 
1820
1st US eye hospital, the NY Eye Infirmary, opens in NYC 
1824
General Lafayette returns to US 
1825
Dutch King Willem I throws foreign students out 
1842
Second Seminole War declared over by Colonel Worth; Indians go on to be removed from Florida to Oklahoma 
1846
Henry David Thoreau jailed for tax resistance 
1846
The Cape Girardeau meteorite, a 2.3 kg chondrite-type meteorite strikes near the town of Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. 
1848
Oregon Territory created 
1861
79th NY troops mutinies 
1861
Martial Law is declared at St Louis, Missouri due to pro-secession sentiment which surged throughout Missouri after the Battle of Wilson's Creek 
1862
Abraham Lincoln receives the 1st group of African Americans to confer with a US president 
1864
-16] Confederate General Joe Wheeler besieges Dalton, Georgia 
1864
2nd day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Virginia: Federal assault 
1873
"Field & Stream" begins publishing 
1875
Society of Regte Afrikaanders establishes in Paarl 
1876
Prairie View State University forms 
1880
Construction of Cologne Cathedral, largest Gothic cathedral in Nthn Europe finally completed (began in 1248) 
1882
Queen Victoria recieves Zulu chief Cetewayo 
1885
Japan's first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint. 
1890
Cecil Rhodes' colonies reach Mashonaland (Fort Victoria) 
1893
France introduces motor vehicle registration, includes a driving test 
1894
Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge demonstrates wireless telegraphy (radio) using Morse code at a meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science at Oxford University 
1897
The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar. 
1900
1st electric tram in Netherland (Leidseplein-Brouwersgracht) 
1901
SS Islander hits iceberg near Alaska & sinks killing 70 
1901
The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21. 
1903
james j jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 10 for heavyweight boxing title 
1905
Ngindo-rebellion killed 5 RC German clergymen in East-Africa 
1907
"Ha-Tikva" adopted as official Zionist hymn 
1908
Race riot in Springfield Illinois 
1908
The first beauty contest is held in Folkestone, England. 
1910
6th International Congress of Esperantists held in Washington, DC 
1911
General Leconte appointed temporary pres of Haiti 
1911
United States Senate leaders begin to rotate the office of President pro tempore (for the time being) of the Senate among leading candidates to fill the vacancy left by William P. Frye's death. 
1912
2,500 US marines invade Nicaragua; US remains until 1925 
1914
British field marshal John French & Gen Wilson land in France 
1915
British transport Royal Edward sank by German U boat kills 1000 
1917
China declares war on Germany & Austria at start of WW I 
1917
Leeuwen soccer team forms 
1919
White Sox Happy Felsch ties record of 4 outfield assists in a game 
1919
Yankee Muddy Ruel hits into a triple-play 
1920
Little Entente formed by Czechoslovakia & Yugoslavia 
1920
Olympic Games open in Antwerp 
1921
Tannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People's Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Russia). 
1922
1st "old time" musicians broadcasted on radio (Jenkins-WSB Atlanta) 
1925
Mount Rushmore 1st proposed 
1925
The original Hetch Hetchy Moccasin Powerhouse is completed and goes on line. 
1928
Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur's "Front Page," premieres in NYC 
1929
Jewish Agency for Palestine forms 
1932
10th Olympic Games at Los Angeles closes 
1932
Dodger John Quinn, 49, is oldest pitcher to win a major league game 
1932
Philips makes 1 millionth radio 
1933
Jimmie Foxx hits for cycle & sets AL record with 9 RBIs 
1935
Social Security Act becomes law 
1936
1st Olympic basketball game (Berlin) 
1936
Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last public execution in the United States. 
1937
China declares war on Japan 
1937
Detroit Tigers score 36 runs in double header vs St Louis Browns 
1938
BBC's 1st feature film on TV (Student of Prague) 
1939
1st night games at Comiskey Park (White Sox 5, Browns 2) 
1940
Dutch Premier De Geer vacations in Switzerland 
1941
US President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issue the joint declaration that later becomes known as the Atlantic Charter 
1942
Dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa 
1943
-Aug 24th: Quadrant conference over strike in Pacific Ocean 
1943
1st allied air raid on Borneo 
1943
US 45th Division occupies Falcone 40 km outside of Messina 
1944
British premier Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica 
1944
Operation Tractable: new Canadian offensive 
1944
Russian offensive at Weichsel 
1945
V-J Day; Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II (also August 15 depending on time zone) 
1947
Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias gives up amateur status for $300,000 
1947
Pakistan gains independence from Great Britain 
1948
14th Olympic games close at London, Great Britain 
1948
Bradman's last Test Cricket innings 
1948
England all out for 52 v Australia at Cricket Oval 
1949
Military coup under colonel Sami Hinnawi in Syria 
1952
Mátyás Rákosi appointed premier of Hungary 
1953
20th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 24, All-Stars 10 (93,818) 
1953
KXLF TV channel 4 in Butte, MT (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting 
1954
WGR TV (now WGRZ) TV channel 2 in Buffalo, NY (NBC) begins 
1958
Canadian Football League plays 1st game (Winnipeg 29, Edmonton 21) 
1958
Cleve Indian, Vic Power steals home twice in 1 game 
1958
KLM Superconstellation crashes west of Ireland, killing 99 
1959
26th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 29, All-Stars 0 (70,000) 
1959
AFL organized with NY, Dallas, LA, Minneapolis, Denver & Houston 
1960
UN peace-keeping troops deployed to the Republic of Congo 
1961
Philadelphia Phillies lose 17th straight game 
1962
French & Italian workers break through at Mount Blanc Vehicular Tunnel 
1962
NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 60,000 m 
1962
US mail truck in Plymouth, Mass robbed of more than $1.5 million 
1964
Bo Belinsky is suspended after attacking sportswriter Braven Dyer 
1964
Egypt/Iraq/Jordan/Kuwait/Syria form common market 
1965
Beatles tape an appearance for Ed Sullivan Show 
1965
Continental Football League plays 1st games 
1965
Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe" hits #1 
1966
1st US lunar orbiter begins orbiting Moon 
1966
Cleveland Stadium's 1st rock concert is held, featuring Beatles 
1966
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open 
1967
Belgian embassy in Kinshasa, Congo, plundered 
1967
Pirate radio stations Radio 270, Radio London, Radio Ireland 
1967
Radio Scotland & Radio Swinging Holland go off the air 
1968
Montreal Expos officially become a member of NL 
1969
British troops intervene militarily in Northern Ireland 
1969
NY Mets fall 9½ games back, later to win pennant 
1969
In response to events in Derry, Irish nationalists hold protests throughout Northern Ireland, some of these became violent 
1969
The British Army deployed on the streets of Northern Ireland, marking the beginning of Operation Banner 
1970
City University of NY inaugurates open admissions 
1970
Steven Stills arrested for drug possession 
1971
Bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule 
1971
British begin internment without trial in Northern Ireland 
1971
Cards Bob Gibson, 35, no-hits Pirates, 11-0 
1971
France performs nuclear test 
1972
East German Aeroflot Illyushin 62 crashes near Moscow, killing 156 
1972
2 British soldiers are killed by an IRA booby trap bomb in Belfast 
1972
A Catholic civilian is shot dead during an IRA attack on a British Army patrol in Belfast 
1973
Johnny Unitas files $725,000 suit against Balt Colts 
1973
US ends secret bombing of Cambodia 
1974
Congress authorizes US citizens to own gold 
1974
Turkish army attacks Nicosia Cyprus 
1974
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1974
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
1975
-15] Pakistani military coup against president Mujib ur-Rahman 
1975
Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich is buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow 
1975
Norwegian King Olav V opens Longyearbyen Airport on Spitsbergen 
1976
10,000 Northern Ireland women demonstrate for peace in Belfast 
1977
59th PGA Championship: Lanny Wadkins shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach Cal 
1977
77,691 see NY Cosmos beat Fort Lauderdale Strikers 8-3 at Giant Stad 
1977
Debbie Austin wins LPGA Long Island Charity Golf Classic 
1978
French TV announced a rating of "0" for a program about an Armenian's woman's 40th birthday, (comp: Napoleanic drama-67%, Knockout-33%) 
1979
Rainbow seen in Northern Wales for a 3 hours duration 
1980
Democratic Convention in NYC nominates Jimmy Carter & Walter Mondale 
1980
In Lenin Shipyard Gdansk Poland, 17,000 workers go on strike, beginning of the Solidarity movement 
1981
George Foster hits his 8th HR into red seats at Riverfront 
1981
Phils Mike Schmidt hits his 300th career HR off NY Met Mike Scott 
1982
Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over Padres 
1982
Iran "Ramadan-offensive" in Iraq 
1982
Pete Rose (Phillies) 12,365 at bat sets record (passes Aaron) 
1983
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic 
1983
Robert de Castella wins Helsinki marathon (2:10:03 
1984
IBM releases PC DOS version 3.0 
1984
West Indies complete 5-0 series annihilation of England 
1985
Political violence by the youth begins after the funeral of assassinated Victoria Mxenge, a civil rights lawyer, who was respected and liked by the Congress of South African Students 
1986
Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto arrested 
1986
Phillies & Pirates play a 6 game series in 4 days 
1987
"Les Miserables," opens at Rock Theatre, Szeged Hungary 
1987
Oakland's Mark McGwire sets rookie HR record at 39, en route to 49 
1988
70th PGA Championship: Jeff Sluman shoots a 272 at Oak Tree GC Edmond 
1988
Detroit beats Sox, 18-6, at Fenway, ends Boston winning streak at 24 
1989
President Pieter W Botha of South Africa, resigns 
1990
Angel's Louis Palonia is 74th to hit an inside park grandslam 
1990
Denver vote for a 1% sales tax to pay for a baseball franchise 
1991
Twins Dave Winfield is 23rd to hit 400 HR 
1993
Nigerian presidential election 
1993
Reggie Jackson Day - NY Yanks retire 13th # (#44) 
1993
St Louis reliever Lee Smith is fastest to get 40 saves 
1994
76th PGA Championship: Nick Price shoots a 269 at Southern Hills Tulsa 
1994
Doc Gooden leaves Betty Ford Center 
1994
Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open 
1994
Maggie Will wins Children's Medical Center LPGA Golf Classic 
1994
Space telescope Hubble photographs Uranus with rings 
1994
Terrorist "Carlos" arrested in Khartoum Sudan 
1995
Shannon Faulkner becomes 1st woman to attend the Citadel 
1995
Iran's official news agency, IRNA, reports that Iran has been unable to sell 200 million barrels per day of crude oil since the imposition of a unilateral oil embargo by the US 
1997
"1776" opens at Criterion Theater NYC 
1997
Convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh formally sentenced to death 
1997
Karrie Webb wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Open 
1997
Oklahoma Court of Appeals upholds death sentence of Timothy McVeigh 
1997
Soyuz TM-25 lands 
1998
Winnie Mandela sued by the South Africa government 
2003
Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada. 
2007
The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 400 people. 
2010
2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games, first ever Youth Olympics, officially starts in Singapore. 
2011
93rd PGA Championship: Keegan Bradley shoots a 272 at Atlanta Athletic Club 
2012
46 people are killed and 80 injured after a series of suicide bombings in Afghanistan 
2012
Hungary falls back into recession as GDP falls by 0.2% in the second quarter of 2012 following a fall of 1.0% in the first quarter 
2013
14 people are killed and 26 are injured by two roadside bombings in Baqubah, Iraq 
2013
638 people are killed in violent clashes between police and protesters across Egypt 
2016
US|Fires Burn in Milwaukee After a Fatal Police Shooting 
2016
Blue-And-Gold Day in LA as Rams Come Home After 22 Years 
2016
Olympics|Jamaica's Elaine Thompson Is the Fastest Woman in the World 
2016
Puerto Rico Gets First Olympic Gold as Monica Puig Surprises in Tennis 
2016
Imam and His Assistant Killed in a Shooting Near a Mosque in Queens 
2016
United States wins 1000th Olympic gold medal 
2016
Fidel Castro appears at 90th birthday event 
2016
Muslim cleric and associate shot to death on New York street 
2017
Rescuers pull out 46 bodies after landslide hits north India 
2126
Comet Swift-Tuttle approaches close to Earth 
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