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Notable Historical Events for August 14th

1846Henry David Thoreau jailed for tax resistance

1948Bradman's last Test Cricket innings

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

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

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

1585Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 14th

1950Gary Larson, Tacoma, Washington, cartoonist (Far Side)

1777Hans Christian Oersted, Rudkøbing, Denmark, physicist/chemist (View of Chemical Law), (d. 1951)

1947Danielle Steel, New York, American novelist (Wanderlust, The House)

1851Doc Holliday, Griffin Georgia, American gambler, dentist and gunfighter (Gunfight at the O.K. Corral)

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Notable Weddings on August 14th

1756Frontiersman Daniel Boone (21) weds Rebecca Bryan (17) in Yadkin River, North Carolina

2010Actress and singer Hilary Duff (24) weds retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre Mike Comrie (31) at La Quinta Estate in Montecito, California

1965Former fashion model and fitness guru Jane Fonda (27) weds director/producer Roger Vadim (37) in Las Vegas

1964World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali (22) weds cocktail waitress Sonja Roi

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Notable Deaths on August 14th

1870David Farragut, American Admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"), dies at 69

1951William Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher, dies in Beverly Hills aged 88

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