Historical Events In August - 14
Tuesday, 28 March 2023
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 Richard Jeffries, naturalist/essayist, dies on this day in history.
1890 Cecil Rhodes' colonies reach Mashonaland (Fort Victoria) on August - 14.
1891 Marinus de Jong, composer on August - 14.
1891 Johnny Mullagh, cricketer (Aboriginal tourist 1868), dies on this day in history.
1892 On this day in history kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, composer
1893 First vehicle registration plates introduced, in France on August - 14.
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 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 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 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 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 this day in history 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 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 August - 14.
1907 Stanley Adams, songwriter on August - 14.
1908 Race riot in Springfield Illinois on August - 14.
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 On this day in history 6th International Congress of Esperantists held in Washington, DC
1910 Pierre Schaeffer, French engineer/composer on this day in history.
1911 On August - 14 general Leconte appointed temporary pres of Haiti
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