Historical Events In August - 14
Saturday, 10 June 2023
1933 Jimmie Foxx hits for cycle & sets AL record with 9 RBIs on August - 14.
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 August - 14.
1935 Social Security Act becomes law on August - 14.
1936 On this day in history a train and truck collide at Louiseville Quebec, killing 22.
1936 On this day in history first Olympic basketball game (Berlin)
1936 1st Olympic basketball game (Berlin) on this day in history.
1936 On this day in history rainey Bethea, hanged, last US public execution
1937 China declares war on Japan on this day in history.
1937 Sapper, British soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), dies at 48 on this day in history.
1938 On this day in history bBC's 1st feature film on TV (Student of Prague)
1938 Hugh Trumble, cricketer (32 Tests for Australia, 141 wickets), dies on August - 14.
1939 1st night games at Comiskey Park (White Sox 5, Browns 2) on August - 14.
1940 On August - 14 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 On this day in history josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
1942 On August - 14 dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa
1943 On this day in history -Aug 24th: Quadrant conference over strike in Pacific Ocean
1944 On August - 14 british premier Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica
1945 On August - 14 japan surrenders unconditionally to the allies
1945 V-J Day; Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II on August - 14.
1946 The birth of Susan St. James, American film actress on August - 14.
1946 On August - 14 susan St James, [Susan Jane Miller], LA Calif, actress (Kate & Allie)
1947 On August - 14 india granted independence within British Commonwealth
1947 On August - 14 pakistan created by the British
1947 Pakistan gains independence from Britain on this day in history.
1948 14th Olympic games in London closes on this day in history.
1949 Husni al-Barazi, premier of Syria, shot to death on August - 14.
1951 On this day in history william Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher, dies in Beverly Hills
1955 On this day in history fiske Kimball, US architect/art historian, dies at 66
1956 Bertold Brecht, German writer (Mother Courage), dies at 58 on this day in history.
1958 On this day in history kLM Superconstellation crashes west of Ireland, killing 99
1958 Big Bill Broonzy, rocker, dies of cancer at 65 on August - 14.
1961 Clarke Ashton Smith, sci-fi author (Lost Worlds), dies at 68 on August - 14.
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