Historical Events In August - 14
Saturday, 10 April 2021
1884 Arnoldus Pannevis, South African shipping agent/linguist, dies at 46 on this day in history.
1885 Japan's first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint on August - 14.
1887 Marija Leiko, Latvian film actress (d.1937) on August - 14.
1887 On August - 14 richard Jeffries, naturalist/essayist, dies
1890 On August - 14 cecil Rhodes' colonies reach Mashonaland (Fort Victoria)
1891 On August - 14 marinus de Jong, composer
1891 On August - 14 johnny Mullagh, cricketer (Aboriginal tourist 1868), dies
1892 On August - 14 kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, composer
1893 On August - 14 first vehicle registration plates introduced, in France
1893 On this day in history france issues first driving licenses, included required test
1893 On this day in history france issues 1st driving licenses, included required test
1893 On August - 14 alfred Alessandrescu, composer
1895 On August - 14 jack Gregory, cricketer (Australian all-rounder of post-WWI years)
1897 On August - 14 the town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.
1899 On August - 14 bell Telephone Company installs Canada's first push-button pay phone in a Montreal drugstore connections made only after 5¢ deposit; made by Northern Electric, today's Nortel.
1899 Jaroslav Jeremias, composer on August - 14.
1900 On this day in history intl forces including US Marines enter Beijing to put down Boxer Rebellion, which was aimed at ridding China of foreigners
1900 On August - 14 1st electric tram in Netherland (Leidseplein-Brouwersgracht)
1900 On August - 14 shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, composer
1901 On August - 14 sS Islander hits iceberg near Alaska & sinks killing 70
1901 On this day in history james Pitman, Bath England, educator/publisher/phonetic speller
1903 On August - 14 james J Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 10 for heavywgt boxing title
1903 On August - 14 john Ringling North, circus director (Ringling Bros)
1905 Ngindo-rebellion killed 5 RC German clergymen in East-Africa on August - 14.
1905 On this day in history nicolas Cotoner y Cotoner, spanish courtier
1905 On August - 14 mohammed Abdoe, Egyptian writing expert (Al'Oerwah al-Woethka), dies
1907 On this day in history "Ha-Tikva" adopted as official Zionist hymn
1907 Stanley Adams, songwriter on August - 14.
1908 On this day in history race riot in Springfield Illinois
1908 Lady Jean Swaythling, chief controller (ATS) on August - 14.
1909 Len Darling, cricketer (South Australian & Test batsman of 30's) on this day in history.
1910 6th International Congress of Esperantists held in Washington, DC on this day in history.
1910 Pierre Schaeffer, French engineer/composer on August - 14.
1911 On August - 14 general Leconte appointed temporary pres of Haiti