August 14 holidays in 2024

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Falkland Day Falkland Islands Observance
Anniversary of the Recovery Oued Ed-Dahab Morocco National Holiday
National Creamsicle Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Royal National Agricultural Show Day Queensland Australia (Queensland) State Holiday
Vigil of Assumption Day Holy See (Vatican City) National Holiday

Historical Events on August 14

  • 1352: The French are defeated by the Anglo-Bretons during the Battle of Mauron – a battle which took place during the War of Breton Succession.
  • 1370: Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV grants city privileges to Carlsbad.
  • 1480: 800 Christians are beheaded by Ottoman troops for refusing to covert to Islam during the Battle of Otranto.
  • 1816: The UK annexes the Tristan da Cunha archipelago.
  • 1842: The Second Seminole War Ends during the American Indian Wars and Seminoles are forced to Oklahoma from their Florida homes.
  • 1848: The United States Congress passes an act which organizes the Oregon Territory.
  • 1880: The most famous landmark in Cologne, Germany – the Cologne Cathedral – is finished on this date.
  • 1935: U.S President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law. This act created a government pension for retired individuals.
  • 1936: The last known public execution in the U.S takes place on this date when Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky.
  • 1941: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill sign the Atlantic Charter of War.
  • 1945: Japan accepts Allied terms and surrenders during World War II.
  • 1973: The Constitution of Pakistan takes effect on this date.
  • 1975: The Rocky Horror Picture Show opens in London.
  • 1994: Carlos the Jackal – otherwise known as Ilich Ramírez Sánchez – is captured.
  • 2003: A rolling power blackout occurs over parts of Canada and the northeast U.S.
  • 2007: 334 people are killed by bombings in Kahtaniya.
  • 2015: The United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba reopens after 54 years of it being closed. It was closed when U.S-Cuban relations ended.

Famous Birthdays on August 14

  • American actress Halle Berry is born in 1966.
  • English-American actress Catherine Bell is born in 1968.
  • American football player Mike Vrabel is born in 1975.
  • American football player Roy Williams in born in 1980.
  • American football player Roy Williams in born in 1980.
  • American football and baseball player Tim Tebow is born in 1987.
  • Canadian ice hockey player is born in 1989.

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Bastille Day