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Historical Events In August - 14

Saturday, 26 September 2020

1933  On August - 14 jimmie Foxx hits for cycle & sets AL record with 9 RBIs  

1934  Millionaire brewer John Labatt abducted at gunpoint by three men, who asked for a ransom of $150,000, which the kidnappers never received; released unharmed three days later; first recorded kidnapping for ransom in Canada on August - 14.  

1935  Social Security Act became law on this day in history.  

1935  Social Security Act becomes law on August - 14.  

1936  On August - 14 a train and truck collide at Louiseville Quebec, killing 22.  

1936  First Olympic basketball game (Berlin) on this day in history.  

1936  1st Olympic basketball game (Berlin) on August - 14.  

1936  Rainey Bethea, hanged, last US public execution on this day in history.  

1937  China declares war on Japan on August - 14.  

1937  On August - 14 sapper, British soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), dies at 48  

1938  BBC's 1st feature film on TV (Student of Prague) on this day in history.  

1938  Hugh Trumble, cricketer (32 Tests for Australia, 141 wickets), dies on this day in history.  

1939  1st night games at Comiskey Park (White Sox 5, Browns 2) on this day in history.  

1940  On this day in history dutch Premier De Geer vacations in Switzerland  

1941  US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issue the joint declaration that later becomes known as the Atlantic Charter on this day in history.  

1941  Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London on August - 14.  

1942  Dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa on August - 14.  

1943  On this day in history -Aug 24th: Quadrant conference over strike in Pacific Ocean  

1944  British premier Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica on August - 14.  

1945  Japan surrenders unconditionally to the allies on August - 14.  

1945  On August - 14 v-J Day; Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II  

1946  On this day in history the birth of Susan St. James, American film actress  

1946  Susan St James, [Susan Jane Miller], LA Calif, actress (Kate & Allie) on August - 14.  

1947  On this day in history india granted independence within British Commonwealth  

1947  On this day in history pakistan created by the British  

1947  Pakistan gains independence from Britain on August - 14.  

1948  On this day in history 14th Olympic games in London closes  

1949  On this day in history husni al-Barazi, premier of Syria, shot to death  

1951  William Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher, dies in Beverly Hills on this day in history.  

1955  Fiske Kimball, US architect/art historian, dies at 66 on August - 14.  

1956  Bertold Brecht, German writer (Mother Courage), dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1958  On August - 14 kLM Superconstellation crashes west of Ireland, killing 99  

1958  On August - 14 big Bill Broonzy, rocker, dies of cancer at 65  

1961  On August - 14 clarke Ashton Smith, sci-fi author (Lost Worlds), dies at 68  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 14

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1297  On this day in history birth of emperor Hanazono, Emperor of Japan (d. 1348)  

1473  Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence (d. 1541) was born on this day in history.  

1479  On this day in history birth of princess Catherine of York (d. 1527)  

1552  On August - 14 birth of fra Paolo Sarpi, [Paulus Venetus], expert/philosopher  

1575  On August - 14 birth of robert Hayman, English-born poet (d. 1629)  

1586  On August - 14 birth of william Hutchinson, Rhode Island colonist (d. 1642)  

1599  Méric Casaubon, English classical scholar (d. 1671) was born on August - 14.  

1625  On August - 14 birth of françois de Harlay de Champvallon, Archbishop of Paris (d. 1695)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 14

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0582  On August - 14 death of tiberius II Constantine, Byzantine Emperor  

1167  On August - 14 raynald van Dassel, archbishop of Cologne, dies  

1204  Death of Minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shogun (b. 1182) on this day in history.  

1390  Death of John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier (b. 1364) on August - 14.  

1433  On August - 14 johan I, king of Portugal (1383-1433), dies at 76  

1573  Death of Saitō Tatsuoki, Japanese warlord (b. 1548) on this day in history.  

1587  On August - 14 gugliemo Gonzaga, composer, dies at 49  

1652  Abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

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