The following events took place on August 14. The list is arranged in chronological order.
Found 55 events. Showing 31 - 55.
- 1937Chinese Air Force Day: The beginning of air-to-air combat of the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II in general, when six Imperial Japanese Mitsubishi G3M bombers are shot down by the Nationalist Chinese Air Force while raiding Chinese air bases.
- 1941World War II: Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.
- 1945Japan accepts the Allied terms of surrender in World War II and the Emperor records the Imperial Rescript on Surrender (August 15 in Japan Standard Time).
- 1945The Viet Minh launches August Revolution amid the political confusion and power vacuum engulfing Vietnam.
- 1947Pakistan gains Independence from the British Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
- 1959Founding and first official meeting of the American Football League.
- 1962Two gunmen hijacked a mail truck in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and made off with $1.5 million.
- 1967UK Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.
- 1969Operation Banner: British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland.
- 1971Bahrain declares independence as the State of Bahrain.
- 1972An East German Ilyushin Il-62 crashes during takeoff from East Berlin, killing 156.
- 1973The Pakistan Constitution of 1973 comes into effect.
- 1974The second Turkish invasion of Cyprus begins; 140,000 to 200,000 Greek Cypriots become refugees. Around 6,000 massacred, 1,619 missing.
- 1975The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running release in film history, opens in London.
- 1980Lech Wałęsa leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards.
- 1987All the children held at Kia Lama, a rural property on Lake Eildon, Australia, run by the Santiniketan Park Association, are released after a police raid.
- 1994Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as “Carlos the Jackal”, is captured.
- 1996Greek Cypriot refugee Solomos Solomou is murdered by Turkish forces while trying to climb a flagpole in order to remove a Turkish flag from its mast in the United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus.
- 2003A widescale power blackout affects the northeast United States and Canada.
- 2005Helios Airways Flight 522, en route from Larnaca, Cyprus to Prague, Czech Republic via Athens, crashes in the hills near Grammatiko, Greece, killing 121 passengers and crew.
- 2006Chencholai bombing: Sixty-one Sri Lankan Tamils are killed in a Sri Lankan Air force bombing.
- 2007The Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 796 people.
- 2010The first-ever Youth Olympic Games are held in Singapore.
- 2013Egypt declares a state of emergency as security forces kill hundreds of demonstrators supporting former president Mohamed Morsi.
- 2015The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba re-opens after 54 years of being closed when Cuba–United States relations were broken off.
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