Historical Events In August - 14
Tuesday, 18 May 2021
1884 Arnoldus Pannevis, South African shipping agent/linguist, dies at 46 on this day in history.
1885 On August - 14 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 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 August - 14 johnny Mullagh, cricketer (Aboriginal tourist 1868), dies
1892 On this day in history kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, composer
1893 First vehicle registration plates introduced, in France on this day in history.
1893 On this day in history france issues first driving licenses, included required test
1893 France issues 1st driving licenses, included required test on this day in history.
1893 Alfred Alessandrescu, composer on August - 14.
1895 Jack Gregory, cricketer (Australian all-rounder of post-WWI years) on August - 14.
1897 The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar on August - 14.
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 On this day in history 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 On August - 14 1st electric tram in Netherland (Leidseplein-Brouwersgracht)
1900 Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, composer on August - 14.
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 August - 14.
1903 On this day in history james J Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 10 for heavywgt boxing title
1903 John Ringling North, circus director (Ringling Bros) on August - 14.
1905 On August - 14 ngindo-rebellion killed 5 RC German clergymen in East-Africa
1905 On August - 14 nicolas Cotoner y Cotoner, spanish courtier
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 On August - 14 stanley Adams, songwriter
1908 On August - 14 race riot in Springfield Illinois
1908 Lady Jean Swaythling, chief controller (ATS) on this day in history.
1909 Len Darling, cricketer (South Australian & Test batsman of 30's) on August - 14.
1910 6th International Congress of Esperantists held in Washington, DC on August - 14.
1910 Pierre Schaeffer, French engineer/composer on August - 14.
1911 On this day in history general Leconte appointed temporary pres of Haiti