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Notable Historical Events for August 14th

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

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

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

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

1986Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto arrested

1948Bradman's last Test Cricket innings

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

1983Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

1585Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 14th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 14th

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

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

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

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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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