Historical Events In August - 14
Tuesday, 05 July 2022
1884 Arnoldus Pannevis, South African shipping agent/linguist, dies at 46 on August - 14.
1885 On this day in history japan's first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.
1887 Marija Leiko, Latvian film actress (d.1937) on August - 14.
1887 On August - 14 richard Jeffries, naturalist/essayist, dies
1890 On this day in history cecil Rhodes' colonies reach Mashonaland (Fort Victoria)
1891 Marinus de Jong, composer on August - 14.
1891 On August - 14 johnny Mullagh, cricketer (Aboriginal tourist 1868), dies
1892 Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, composer on August - 14.
1893 First vehicle registration plates introduced, in France on August - 14.
1893 On this day in history france issues first driving licenses, included required test
1893 On August - 14 france issues 1st driving licenses, included required test
1893 On this day in history alfred Alessandrescu, composer
1895 On this day in history jack Gregory, cricketer (Australian all-rounder of post-WWI years)
1897 On this day in history the town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.
1899 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 on this day in history.
1899 Jaroslav Jeremias, composer on this day in history.
1900 Intl forces including US Marines enter Beijing to put down Boxer Rebellion, which was aimed at ridding China of foreigners on this day in history.
1900 1st electric tram in Netherland (Leidseplein-Brouwersgracht) on this day in history.
1900 On this day in history shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, composer
1901 On this day in history sS Islander hits iceberg near Alaska & sinks killing 70
1901 On August - 14 james Pitman, Bath England, educator/publisher/phonetic speller
1903 James J Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 10 for heavywgt boxing title on this day in history.
1903 John Ringling North, circus director (Ringling Bros) on August - 14.
1905 On this day in history ngindo-rebellion killed 5 RC German clergymen in East-Africa
1905 Nicolas Cotoner y Cotoner, spanish courtier on this day in history.
1905 On this day in history mohammed Abdoe, Egyptian writing expert (Al'Oerwah al-Woethka), dies
1907 "Ha-Tikva" adopted as official Zionist hymn on this day in history.
1907 On this day in history stanley Adams, songwriter
1908 Race riot in Springfield Illinois on August - 14.
1908 On August - 14 lady Jean Swaythling, chief controller (ATS)
1909 On August - 14 len Darling, cricketer (South Australian & Test batsman of 30's)
1910 On this day in history 6th International Congress of Esperantists held in Washington, DC
1910 On August - 14 pierre Schaeffer, French engineer/composer
1911 On August - 14 general Leconte appointed temporary pres of Haiti