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August 14 Historical Events

The following events took place on August 14. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 55 events. Showing 31 - 55.

  • 1937
    Chinese 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.
  • 1941
    World War II: Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.
  • 1945
    Japan 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).
  • 1945
    The Viet Minh launches August Revolution amid the political confusion and power vacuum engulfing Vietnam.
  • 1947
    Pakistan gains Independence from the British Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • 1959
    Founding and first official meeting of the American Football League.
  • 1962
    Two gunmen hijacked a mail truck in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and made off with $1.5 million.
  • 1967
    UK Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.
  • 1969
    Operation Banner: British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland.
  • 1971
    Bahrain declares independence as the State of Bahrain.
  • 1972
    An East German Ilyushin Il-62 crashes during takeoff from East Berlin, killing 156.
  • 1973
    The Pakistan Constitution of 1973 comes into effect.
  • 1974
    The second Turkish invasion of Cyprus begins; 140,000 to 200,000 Greek Cypriots become refugees. Around 6,000 massacred, 1,619 missing.
  • 1975
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running release in film history, opens in London.
  • 1980
    Lech Wałęsa leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards.
  • 1987
    All 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.
  • 1994
    Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as “Carlos the Jackal”, is captured.
  • 1996
    Greek 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.
  • 2003
    A widescale power blackout affects the northeast United States and Canada.
  • 2005
    Helios 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.
  • 2006
    Chencholai bombing: Sixty-one Sri Lankan Tamils are killed in a Sri Lankan Air force bombing.
  • 2007
    The Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 796 people.
  • 2010
    The first-ever Youth Olympic Games are held in Singapore.
  • 2013
    Egypt declares a state of emergency as security forces kill hundreds of demonstrators supporting former president Mohamed Morsi.
  • 2015
    The 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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