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    Default August 14 Events in History - August 14 Birthdays - August 14 Deaths

    2010 Abd-al-Rahman Awad, the suspected leader of Fatah al-Islam, the radical Sunni Islamist group, is fatally shot and killed by Lebanon 2010 A study suggests the 2010 Haiti Earthquake was caused by newly discovered fault line 2009 More than 2,000 people found in Poland's largest mass grave during World War II are reburied in a military cemetary 2007 Multiple suicide bombings kill over 550 people in Qahtaniya, Iraq 2006 U.N. cease fire takes effect in Lebanon 2003 After an Ohio FirstEnergy power plants shut down unexpectedly, a power outtage occurs for over ten hours all over northeastern North America 2000 Two onboard torpedoes explode on the Russian submarine Kursk in the Barents Sea, which eventually killed all onboard, despite a rescue operation 1997 "1776," opens at Criterion Theater New York City 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 1995 Shannon Faulkner becomes 1st woman to attend the Citadel 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 1993 Dr. William Masters (78) weds college sweetheart Geraldine Oliver (76) 1993 Nigerian presidential election 1993 Reggie Jackson Day - New York Yankees retire 13th # (#44) 1993 Shari Beadley weds Christopher Martin (Kid 'n Play) 1993 St. Louis reliever Lee Smith is fastest to get 40 saves 1991 Comedian Jackie Mason marries his manager Jyll Rosenfeld (37) 1991 Twins Dave Winfield is 23rd to hit 400 home run 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 1989 President Pieter W Botha of South Africa, resigns 1988 70th PGA Championship: Jeff Sluman shoots a 272 at Oak Tree Golf Club Edmond 1988 Detroit beats Sox, 18-6, at Fenway, ends Boston winning streak at 24 1987 "Les Miserables," opens at Rock Theatre, Szeged Hungary 1987 Oakland's Mark McGwire sets rookie home run record at 39, en route to 49 1986 Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto arrested 1986 Phillies and Pirates play a 6 game series in 4 days 1984 IBM releases PC DOS version 3.0 1984 West Indies complete 5-0 series annihilation of England 1983 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic 1983 Robert de Castella wins Helsinki marathon 2:10:03 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) 1981 George Foster hits his 8th home run into red seats at Riverfront 1981 Phils Mike Schmidt hits his 300th career home run off New York Met Mike Scott 1980 Democratic Convention in New York City nominates Jimmy Carter 1980 In Lenin Shipyard Gdansk, Poland, 17,000 workers go on strike 1979 Rainbow seen in Northern Wales for a 3 hours duration 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%) 1977 59th PGA Championship: Lanny Wadkins shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach Cal 1977 77,691 see New York Cosmos beat Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 8-3 at Giant Stad 1977 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Long Island Charity Golf Classic 1976 10,000 Northern Ireland women demonstrate for peace in Belfast 1975 Pakistani military coup against president Mujib ur-Rahman 1975 Dmitri Shotakovitch, buried at the Novodevitshi-convent 1975 Norwegian King Olav V opens Longyearbyen Airport on Spitsbergen 1974 Congress authorizes U.S. citizens to own gold 1974 Turkish army attacks Nicosia Cyprus 1974 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 1974 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test 1973 Johnny Unitas files $725,000 suit against Baltimore Colts 1973 U.S. ends secret bombing of Cambodia 1972 Bloody Sunday: British soldiers fire into crowd, kill 13 1972 East German Aeroflot Illyushin 62 crashes near Moscow, killing 156 1971 Bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule 1971 Cards Bob Gibson, 35, no-hits Pirates, 11-0 1971 France performs nuclear test 1970 City University of New York inaugurates open admissions 1970 Steven Stills arrested for drug possession 1969 British troops intervene militarily in Northern Ireland 1969 New York Mets fall 9 games back, later to win pennant 1968 Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 1968 Montreal Expos officially become a member of NL 1967 Belgian embassy in Kinshasa, Congo, plundered 1967 Radio Scotland and Radio Swinging Holland go off the air 1966 1st U.S. 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 1965 Beatles tape an appearance for Ed Sullivan Show 1965 Continental Football League plays 1st games 1965 Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe" hits #1 1964 Bo Belinsky is suspended after attacking sportswriter Braven Dyer 1964 Egypt/Iraq/Jordan/Kuwait/Syria form common market 1962 French and 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 U.S. mail truck in Plymouth, Mass robbed of more than $1.5 million 1961 Philadelphia Phillies lose 17th straight game 1959 26th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 29, All-Stars 0 (70,000) 1959 AFL organized with NY, Dallas, LA, Minneapolis, Denver and Houston 1958 Canadian Football League plays 1st game (Winnipeg 29, Edmonton 21) 1958 KLM Superconstellation crashes west of Ireland, killing 99 1954 WGR TV (now WGRZ) TV channel 2 in Buffalo, New York (NBC) begins 1953 20th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 24, All-Stars 10 (93,818) 1953 KXLF TV channel 4 in Butte, Montana (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting 1952 Matyas Rakosi appointed premier of Hungary 1949 Military coup under colonel Sami Hinnawi in Syria 1948 14th Olympic games close at London, Great Britain 1948 Bradman's last Test Cricket innings 1948 England all out for 52 vs. Australia at Cricket Oval 1947 India granted independence within British Commonwealth 1947 Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias gives up amateur status for $300,000 1947 Pakistan gains independence from Britain 1945 V-J Day; Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II 1944 British premier Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica 1944 Operation Tractable: new Canadian offensive 1944 Russian offensive at Weichsel 1943 1st allied air raid on Borneo 1943 U.S. 45th Division occupies Falcone 40 km outside of Messina 1942 Dwight D. Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa 1941 Atlantic Charter signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Churchill 1940 Dutch Premier De Geer vacations in Switzerland 1939 1st night games at Comiskey Park (White Sox 5, Browns 2) 1938 BBC's 1st feature film on TV (Student of Prague) 1937 China declares war on Japan 1937 Detroit Tigers score 36 runs in double header vs St. Louis Browns 1936 1st Olympic basketball game (Berlin) 1935 Social Security Act becomes law 1933 Jimmie Foxx hits for cycle and sets AL record with 9 RBIs 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 1929 Jewish Agency for Palestine forms 1928 Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's "Front Page," premieres in New York City 1925 Mount Rushmore 1st proposed 1922 1st "old time" musicians broadcasted on radio (Jenkins-WSB Atlanta) 1920 Little Entente formed by Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia 1920 Olympic Games open in Antwerp 1919 White Sox Happy Felsch ties record of 4 outfield assists in a game 1919 Yankee Muddy Ruel hits into a triple-play 1917 China declares war on Germany and Austria at start of WW I 1917 Leeuwen soccer team forms 1915 British transport Royal Edward sank by German U boat kills 1000 1914 British field marshal John French and General Wilson land in France 1912 2,500 U.S. Marines invade Nicaragua; U.S. remains until 1925 1911 General Leconte appointed temporary President of Haiti 1910 6th International Congress of Esperantists held in Washington, D.C. 1908 Race riot in Springfield Illinois 1907 "Ha-Tikva" adopted as official Zionist hymn 1905 Ngindo-rebellion killed 5 RC German clergymen in East-Africa 1903 James J Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 10 for heavywgt boxing title 1901 SS Islander hits iceberg near Alaska and sinks killing 70 1900 1st electric tram in Netherland (Leidseplein-Brouwersgracht) 1900 2,000 marines land to capture Beijing, ending Boxer rebellion 1893 France issues 1st driving licenses, included required test 1890 Cecil Rhodes' colonies reach Mashonaland (Fort Victoria) 1882 Queen Victoria recieves Zulu chief Cetewayo 1880 Construction of Cologne Cathedral completed (began in 1248) 1876 Prairie View State University forms 1875 Society of Regte Afrikaanders establishes in Paarl 1873 "Field and Stream" begins publishing 1864 Confederate General Joe Wheeler besieges Dalton, Georgia 1864 2nd day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Virginia: Federal assault 1862 Lincoln receives 1st group of blacks to confer with U.S. president 1861 79th New York troops mutinies 1848 Oregon Territory created 1846 Henry David Thoreau jailed for tax resistance 1842 Seminole War ends; Indians removed from Florida to Oklahoma 1825 Dutch King Willem I throws foreign students out 1824 General Lafayette returns to U.S. 1820 1st U.S. eye hospital, the New York Eye Infirmary, opens in New York City 1816 Great Britain annexes Tristan da Cunha 1813 British warship Pelican attacks and captures U.S. war brigantine Argus 1790 Sweden and Russia sign Peace of Verela 1782 Suriname forbids selling slave mothers without their babies 1765 Mass colonists challenge British rule by an Elm (Liberty Tree) 1762 English fleet occupies Havana 1756 French capture Fort Oswego, New York 1743 Prussian army occupies Saksen, beginning 2nd Silezian War 1678 Battle of Mons-French repulse William of Orange 1642 Able Tasmans ships Heemskerck/Zeehaen depart out of Batavia 1636 Spanish troops occupy Corbie at Amiens 1624 Dutch fleet ceases Callao the Lima in Peru 1597 Cornelis de Houtmans fleet is 1st Dutch visit to Java 1585 Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands 1559 Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay,Fla 1551 Turkish fleet under Dragut occupies Tripoli 1498 Columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in Venezuela 1457 Oldest known exactly dated printed book (c 3 years after Gutenberg) 1395 Utrecht bishop Frederik of Blankenheim occupies Coevorden 1385 Battle at Aljubarotta-Portugal defeats Castilie 1385 Portuguese defeat Castilians at Aljubarrota, retain independence 1281 Kublai Khans invading fleet disappears in typhoon near Japan 1248 Construction of Cologne Cathedral begun 554 Ravenna becomes seat of Byzantines military governor in Italy


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