Historical Events In August - 14
Sunday, 29 November 2020
1884 Arnoldus Pannevis, South African shipping agent/linguist, dies at 46 on August - 14.
1885 Japan's first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint on August - 14.
1887 On this day in history marija Leiko, Latvian film actress (d.1937)
1887 On this day in history richard Jeffries, naturalist/essayist, dies
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 Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, composer on this day in history.
1893 First vehicle registration plates introduced, in France on August - 14.
1893 France issues first driving licenses, included required test on August - 14.
1893 France issues 1st driving licenses, included required test on August - 14.
1893 Alfred Alessandrescu, composer on August - 14.
1895 On this day in history 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 Jaroslav Jeremias, composer on this day in history.
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 Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, composer on this day in history.
1901 SS Islander hits iceberg near Alaska & sinks killing 70 on August - 14.
1901 James Pitman, Bath England, educator/publisher/phonetic speller on August - 14.
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 On August - 14 ngindo-rebellion killed 5 RC German clergymen in East-Africa
1905 Nicolas Cotoner y Cotoner, spanish courtier on August - 14.
1905 Mohammed Abdoe, Egyptian writing expert (Al'Oerwah al-Woethka), dies on August - 14.
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 August - 14.
1909 On August - 14 len Darling, cricketer (South Australian & Test batsman of 30's)
1910 6th International Congress of Esperantists held in Washington, DC on this day in history.
1910 On August - 14 pierre Schaeffer, French engineer/composer
1911 On August - 14 general Leconte appointed temporary pres of Haiti