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The 14t o August is the 226t day o the year (227t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 139 days bidin.
Events[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1040 - Macbeth kills Duncan I o Scotland.
- 1502 - Christopher Columbus sets foot in present-day Honduras.
- 1848 - The Oregon Territory is creatit.
- 1880 - Cologne Cathedral is completit.
- 1916 - Warld War I: Romanie declares war on Austrick-Hungary.
- 1917 - Warld War I: Cheenae declares war on Germany.
- 1945 - Warld War II: Japan accepts the Allied terms o surrender.
- 1947 - Partition o Indie: Pakistan gains unthirldom frae the Unitit Kinrick.
- 1969 - Breetish troops are deployed in Northren Ireland.
- 1974 - The seicont Turkis invasion o Cyprus stairts.
- 1980 - Shipyard workers go on strike in Gdansk, Poland.
- 1992 - Georgie troops enter Abkhazie.
- 2003 - A massive pouer cut affects parts o Canadae an the North-eastren Unitit States.
- 2005 - A Helios Airways plane travellin frae Cyprus crashes naur Grammatiko in Greece, killin 121 fowk.
- 2007 - Bomb attacks across Northren Iraq kill a total o 796 fowk.
- 2010 - The first Simmer Youth Olympics begin - held in Singapore. They last until 26 August.
- 2013 - Egyp declares a State o Emergency as security forces kill 100s o supporters o oustit Preses Mohamed Morsi who were protestin.
- 2013 - Scotland lose 3-2 away tae Ingland in the kintras' first men's fitbaa clash syne 1999.
- 2015 - The Unitit States Embassy in Havana, Cuba, re-opens efter 54 years.
- 2017 - Heavy rains an mudslides in Freetown, Sierra Leone kill at least 300 fowk wi many missin.
- 2018 - Pairt o the Morandi Brig in Genoa, Ligurie, Italy, collapses, killin 43 fowk.
- 2019 - Swadish climate chynge activist Greta Thunberg stairts frae Plymouth, Ingland, on a sailin voyage tae a clmate chynge summit in New York Ceety.
Births[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1340 - Robert III, Keeng o Scots (d. 1406)
- 1642 - Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke o Tuscany (d. 1723)
- 1688 - Frederick William I o Proushie (d. 1740)
- 1742 - Pape Pius VII (d. 1823)
- 1777 - Hans Christian Orsted, Dens scientist (d. 1851)
- 1867 - John Galsworthy, Inglis novelist (d. 1933)
- 1871 - Guangxu Emperor o Cheenae (d. 1908)
- 1878 - Donald Colman, Scots fitbawer (d. 1942)
- 1926 - Rene Goscinny, French comic airtist an writer (d. 1977)
- 1945 - Steve Martin, American actor an comedian
- 1945 - Wim Wenders, German film director
- 1953 - James Horner, American componer (d. 2015)
- 1959 - Magic Johnson, American basketbaw player
- 1966 - Halle Berry, American actress
- 1973 - Jared Borgetti, Mexican fitbawer
- 1983 - Mila Kunis, Ukrainian-born American actress
- 1984 - Giorgio Chiellini, Italian fitbawer
Daiths[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1040 - Duncan I o Scotland
- 1388 - James Douglas, 2nt Yerl o Douglas, Scots magnate (b. 1358)
- 1832 - Gilbert Laing Meason, Scots merchand an agricultural impruiver (b. 1769)
- 1941 - Paul Sabatier, French chemist (b. 1854)
- 1951 - William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper magnate (b. 1863)
- 1956 - Bertolt Brecht, German writer (b. 1898)
- 1988 - Enzo Ferrari, Italian racin driver an entrepreneur (b. 1898)
- 1994 - Elias Canetti, Bulgarie-born writer (b. 1905)
- 1997 - Charlie Fleming, Scots ftbawer (b. 1927)
- 2003 - Helmut Rahn, German fitbawer (b. 1929)
- 2011 - Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor (b. 1931)
- 2016 - Fyvush Finkel, American actor (b. 1922)
Halidays[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Independence Day (Pakistan)
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