Wednesday, August 5, 2020 (Week 32)

August 14 in History

What happened on August 14 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on august 14 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on august 14 in history.

2010
First-ever Summer Youth Olympic Games open, in Singapore. Athletes must be 14–18 years old.
2007
Four coordinated suicide bomb attacks in Yazidi towns near Mosul, Iraq, kill more than 400 people.
1995
Shannon Faulkner becomes the first female cadet in the long history of South Carolina’s state military college, The Citadel. Her presence is met with intense resistance, reportedly including death threats, and she will leave the school a week later.
1987
Mark McGwire hits his 49th home run of the season, setting the major league home run record for a rookie.
1973
The United States ends the “secret” bombing of Cambodia.
1969
British troops arrive in Northern Ireland in response to sectarian violence between Protestants and Roman Catholics.
1947
Pakistan becomes an independent country.
1945
Japan announces its unconditional surrender in World War II.
1942
Dwight D. Eisenhower is named the Anglo-American commander for Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa.
1917
The Chinese Parliament declares war on the Central Powers.
1900
The European allies enter Beijing, relieving their besieged legations from the Chinese Boxers.
1793
Republican troops in France lay siege to the city of Lyons.
1756
French commander Louis Montcalm takes Fort Oswego, New England, from the British.
1605
The Popham expedition reaches the Sagadahoc River in present-day Maine and settles there.
1559
Spanish explorer Tristan de Luna enters Pensacola Bay, Florida.
1457
The first book ever printed is published by a German astrologer named Faust. He is thrown in jail while trying to sell books in Paris. Authorities concluded that all the identical books meant Faust had dealt with the devil.

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