August 14 Events in History - August 14 Birthdays - August 14 Deaths
2015 The Greek parliament approves a euro bailout package that contains conditions rejected by voters during an earlier referendum; failed confidence in Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras by his Syriza party may now oblige him to call new elections
2014 Former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki has agreed to stop challenging Haider al-Abadi as the new Prime Minister; President Fuad Masum selected al-Abadi for the position earlier this week
2014 Rob Manfred has been elected as the new commissioner of Major League Baseball; Manfred will take the position after current commissioner Bud Selig retires early next year
2013 The Eurozone moves out of 18 months of recession in the June quarter after it records a growth rate of .03%
2013 North and South Korea agree to reopen the jointly-operated Kaesong Industrial Region
2012 An Egyptian lawyer, Mohamed Salem, files a lawsuit over the country's President Morsi removing Hussein Tantawi, former commander-in-chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces, and Sami Anan, former Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces
2012 Mexico's drug war continues in Monterey, when alleged members of the Gulf Cartel storm a bar in Monterey, killing 10 people
2011 2012 Presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty withdraws from his campaign to win the Republican Party nomination
2011 U.S golfer Keegan Bradley defeats Jason Dufner in a playoff, winning the United States 2011 PGA Championship
2010 Abd-al-Rahman Awad, the suspected leader of Fatah al-Islam, the radical Sunni Islamist group, is fatally shot and killed by Lebanon
2010 A study suggests the 2010 Haiti Earthquake was caused by newly discovered fault line
2009 More than 2,000 people found in Poland's largest mass grave during World War II are reburied in a military cemetary
2007 Multiple suicide bombings kill over 550 people in Qahtaniya, Iraq
2006 U.N. cease fire takes effect in Lebanon
2003 After an Ohio FirstEnergy power plants shut down unexpectedly, a power outtage occurs for over ten hours all over northeastern North America
2000 Two onboard torpedoes explode on the Russian submarine Kursk in the Barents Sea, which eventually killed all onboard, despite a rescue operation
1997 "1776," opens at Criterion Theater New York City
1997 Convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh formally sentenced to death
1997 Karrie Webb wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Open
1997 Oklahoma Court of Appeals upholds death sentence of Timothy McVeigh
1997 Soyuz TM-25 lands
1995 Shannon Faulkner becomes 1st woman to attend the Citadel
1994 76th PGA Championship: Nick Price shoots a 269 at Southern Hills Tulsa
1994 Doc Gooden leaves Betty Ford Center
1994 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open
1994 Maggie Will wins Children's Medical Center LPGA Golf Classic
1993 Dr. William Masters (78) weds college sweetheart Geraldine Oliver (76)
1993 Nigerian presidential election
1993 Reggie Jackson Day - New York Yankees retire 13th # (#44)
1993 Shari Beadley weds Christopher Martin (Kid 'n Play)
1993 St. Louis reliever Lee Smith is fastest to get 40 saves
1991 Comedian Jackie Mason marries his manager Jyll Rosenfeld (37)
1991 Twins Dave Winfield is 23rd to hit 400 home run
1990 Angel's Louis Palonia is 74th to hit an inside park grandslam
1990 Denver vote for a 1% sales tax to pay for a baseball franchise
1989 President Pieter W Botha of South Africa, resigns
1988 70th PGA Championship: Jeff Sluman shoots a 272 at Oak Tree Golf Club Edmond
1988 Detroit beats Sox, 18-6, at Fenway, ends Boston winning streak at 24
1987 "Les Miserables," opens at Rock Theatre, Szeged Hungary
1987 Oakland's Mark McGwire sets rookie home run record at 39, en route to 49
1986 Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto arrested
1986 Phillies and Pirates play a 6 game series in 4 days
1984 IBM releases PC DOS version 3.0
1984 West Indies complete 5-0 series annihilation of England
1983 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
1983 Robert de Castella wins Helsinki marathon 2:10:03
1982 Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over Padres
1982 Iran "Ramadan-offensive" in Iraq
1982 Pete Rose (Phillies) 12,365 at bat sets record (passes Aaron)
1981 George Foster hits his 8th home run into red seats at Riverfront
1981 Phils Mike Schmidt hits his 300th career home run off New York Met Mike Scott
1980 Democratic Convention in New York City nominates Jimmy Carter
1980 In Lenin Shipyard Gdansk, Poland, 17,000 workers go on strike
1979 Rainbow seen in Northern Wales for a 3 hours duration
1978 French TV announced a rating of "0" for a program about an Armenian's woman's 40th birthday, (comp: Napoleanic drama-67%, Knockout-33%)
1977 59th PGA Championship: Lanny Wadkins shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach Cal
1977 77,691 see New York Cosmos beat Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 8-3 at Giant Stad
1977 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Long Island Charity Golf Classic
1976 10,000 Northern Ireland women demonstrate for peace in Belfast
1975 Pakistani military coup against president Mujib ur-Rahman
1975 Dmitri Shotakovitch, buried at the Novodevitshi-convent
1975 Norwegian King Olav V opens Longyearbyen Airport on Spitsbergen
1974 Congress authorizes U.S. citizens to own gold
1974 Turkish army attacks Nicosia Cyprus
1974 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1973 Johnny Unitas files $725,000 suit against Baltimore Colts
1973 U.S. ends secret bombing of Cambodia
1972 Bloody Sunday: British soldiers fire into crowd, kill 13
1972 East German Aeroflot Illyushin 62 crashes near Moscow, killing 156
1971 Bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule
1971 Cards Bob Gibson, 35, no-hits Pirates, 11-0
1971 France performs nuclear test
1970 City University of New York inaugurates open admissions
1970 Steven Stills arrested for drug possession
1969 British troops intervene militarily in Northern Ireland
1969 New York Mets fall 9 games back, later to win pennant
1968 Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1968 Montreal Expos officially become a member of NL
1967 Belgian embassy in Kinshasa, Congo, plundered
1967 Radio Scotland and Radio Swinging Holland go off the air
1966 1st U.S. lunar orbiter begins orbiting Moon
1966 Cleveland Stadium's 1st rock concert is held, featuring Beatles
1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1965 Beatles tape an appearance for Ed Sullivan Show
1965 Continental Football League plays 1st games
1965 Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe" hits #1
1964 Bo Belinsky is suspended after attacking sportswriter Braven Dyer
1964 Egypt/Iraq/Jordan/Kuwait/Syria form common market
1962 French and Italian workers break through at Mount Blanc Vehicular Tunnel
1962 NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 60,000 m
1962 U.S. mail truck in Plymouth, Mass robbed of more than $1.5 million
1961 Philadelphia Phillies lose 17th straight game
1959 26th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 29, All-Stars 0 (70,000)
1959 AFL organized with NY, Dallas, LA, Minneapolis, Denver and Houston
1958 Canadian Football League plays 1st game (Winnipeg 29, Edmonton 21)
1958 KLM Superconstellation crashes west of Ireland, killing 99
1954 WGR TV (now WGRZ) TV channel 2 in Buffalo, New York (NBC) begins
1953 20th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 24, All-Stars 10 (93,818)
1953 KXLF TV channel 4 in Butte, Montana (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 Matyas Rakosi appointed premier of Hungary
1949 Military coup under colonel Sami Hinnawi in Syria
1948 14th Olympic games close at London, Great Britain
1948 Bradman's last Test Cricket innings
1948 England all out for 52 vs. Australia at Cricket Oval
1947 India granted independence within British Commonwealth
1947 Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias gives up amateur status for $300,000
1947 Pakistan gains independence from Britain
1945 V-J Day; Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II
1944 British premier Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica
1944 Operation Tractable: new Canadian offensive
1944 Russian offensive at Weichsel
1943 1st allied air raid on Borneo
1943 U.S. 45th Division occupies Falcone 40 km outside of Messina
1942 Dwight D. Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa
1941 Atlantic Charter signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Churchill
1940 Dutch Premier De Geer vacations in Switzerland
1939 1st night games at Comiskey Park (White Sox 5, Browns 2)
1938 BBC's 1st feature film on TV (Student of Prague)
1937 China declares war on Japan
1937 Detroit Tigers score 36 runs in double header vs St. Louis Browns
1936 1st Olympic basketball game (Berlin)
1935 Social Security Act becomes law
1933 Jimmie Foxx hits for cycle and sets AL record with 9 RBIs
1932 10th Olympic Games at Los Angeles closes
1932 Dodger John Quinn, 49, is oldest pitcher to win a major league game
1932 Philips makes 1 millionth radio
1929 Jewish Agency for Palestine forms
1928 Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's "Front Page," premieres in New York City
1925 Mount Rushmore 1st proposed
1922 1st "old time" musicians broadcasted on radio (Jenkins-WSB Atlanta)
1920 Little Entente formed by Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia
1920 Olympic Games open in Antwerp
1919 White Sox Happy Felsch ties record of 4 outfield assists in a game
1919 Yankee Muddy Ruel hits into a triple-play
1917 China declares war on Germany and Austria at start of WW I
1917 Leeuwen soccer team forms
1915 British transport Royal Edward sank by German U boat kills 1000
1914 British field marshal John French and General Wilson land in France
1912 2,500 U.S. Marines invade Nicaragua; U.S. remains until 1925
1911 General Leconte appointed temporary President of Haiti
1910 6th International Congress of Esperantists held in Washington, D.C.
1908 Race riot in Springfield Illinois
1907 "Ha-Tikva" adopted as official Zionist hymn
1905 Ngindo-rebellion killed 5 RC German clergymen in East-Africa
1903 James J Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 10 for heavywgt boxing title
1901 SS Islander hits iceberg near Alaska and sinks killing 70
1900 1st electric tram in Netherland (Leidseplein-Brouwersgracht)
1900 2,000 marines land to capture Beijing, ending Boxer rebellion
1893 France issues 1st driving licenses, included required test
1890 Cecil Rhodes' colonies reach Mashonaland (Fort Victoria)
1882 Queen Victoria recieves Zulu chief Cetewayo
1880 Construction of Cologne Cathedral completed (began in 1248)
1876 Prairie View State University forms
1875 Society of Regte Afrikaanders establishes in Paarl
1873 "Field and Stream" begins publishing
1864 Confederate General Joe Wheeler besieges Dalton, Georgia
1864 2nd day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Virginia: Federal assault
1862 Lincoln receives 1st group of blacks to confer with U.S. president
1861 79th New York troops mutinies
1848 Oregon Territory created
1846 Henry David Thoreau jailed for tax resistance
1842 Seminole War ends; Indians removed from Florida to Oklahoma
1825 Dutch King Willem I throws foreign students out
1824 General Lafayette returns to U.S.
1820 1st U.S. eye hospital, the New York Eye Infirmary, opens in New York City
1816 Great Britain annexes Tristan da Cunha
1813 British warship Pelican attacks and captures U.S. war brigantine Argus
1790 Sweden and Russia sign Peace of Verela
1782 Suriname forbids selling slave mothers without their babies
1765 Mass colonists challenge British rule by an Elm (Liberty Tree)
1762 English fleet occupies Havana
1756 French capture Fort Oswego, New York
1743 Prussian army occupies Saksen, beginning 2nd Silezian War
1678 Battle of Mons-French repulse William of Orange
1642 Able Tasmans ships Heemskerck/Zeehaen depart out of Batavia
1636 Spanish troops occupy Corbie at Amiens
1624 Dutch fleet ceases Callao the Lima in Peru
1597 Cornelis de Houtmans fleet is 1st Dutch visit to Java
1585 Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands
1559 Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay,Fla
1551 Turkish fleet under Dragut occupies Tripoli
1498 Columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in Venezuela
1457 Oldest known exactly dated printed book (c 3 years after Gutenberg)
1395 Utrecht bishop Frederik of Blankenheim occupies Coevorden
1385 Battle at Aljubarotta-Portugal defeats Castilie
1385 Portuguese defeat Castilians at Aljubarrota, retain independence
1281 Kublai Khans invading fleet disappears in typhoon near Japan
1248 Construction of Cologne Cathedral begun
554 Ravenna becomes seat of Byzantines military governor in Italy