Historical Events In August - 14
Thursday, 02 July 2020
1884 On this day in history arnoldus Pannevis, South African shipping agent/linguist, dies at 46
1885 On August - 14 japan's first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.
1887 On this day in history marija Leiko, Latvian film actress (d.1937)
1887 Richard Jeffries, naturalist/essayist, dies on this day in history.
1890 Cecil Rhodes' colonies reach Mashonaland (Fort Victoria) on August - 14.
1891 On this day in history marinus de Jong, composer
1891 On this day in history johnny Mullagh, cricketer (Aboriginal tourist 1868), dies
1892 On this day in history kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, composer
1893 On August - 14 first vehicle registration plates introduced, in France
1893 On August - 14 france issues first driving licenses, included required test
1893 France issues 1st driving licenses, included required test on August - 14.
1893 Alfred Alessandrescu, composer on this day in history.
1895 On August - 14 jack Gregory, cricketer (Australian all-rounder of post-WWI years)
1897 The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar on August - 14.
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 On August - 14 jaroslav Jeremias, composer
1900 On August - 14 intl forces including US Marines enter Beijing to put down Boxer Rebellion, which was aimed at ridding China of foreigners
1900 1st electric tram in Netherland (Leidseplein-Brouwersgracht) on August - 14.
1900 On August - 14 shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, composer
1901 SS Islander hits iceberg near Alaska & sinks killing 70 on this day in history.
1901 James Pitman, Bath England, educator/publisher/phonetic speller on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1905 On August - 14 nicolas Cotoner y Cotoner, spanish courtier
1905 On this day in history mohammed Abdoe, Egyptian writing expert (Al'Oerwah al-Woethka), dies
1907 On August - 14 "Ha-Tikva" adopted as official Zionist hymn
1907 Stanley Adams, songwriter on August - 14.
1908 On August - 14 race riot in Springfield Illinois
1908 Lady Jean Swaythling, chief controller (ATS) on this day in history.
1909 On this day in history len Darling, cricketer (South Australian & Test batsman of 30's)
1910 On August - 14 6th International Congress of Esperantists held in Washington, DC
1910 On August - 14 pierre Schaeffer, French engineer/composer
1911 On this day in history general Leconte appointed temporary pres of Haiti