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AUGUST 14

 
 
 
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Children's Authors & Illustrators
Authors, Poets and Journalists
1873 Garnett Andrews (Georgia-born Lawyer, Politician, Judge, Author) Georgia Authors Law Georgia Historical Society
Artists, Architects and Designers
Songwriters, Classical Composers, Conductors and Performing Artists
Explorers, Pioneers, Aviators and Astronauts
Scientists, Mathematicians and Inventors
Business Leaders
Military Leaders
1821 Clement Hoffman "Rock" Stevens (Connecticut-born Confederate General) Connecticut Military Figures American Civil War
Philsopher, Educators, Religious Leaders
Political and Social Leaders
1786 John Tipton (Tennessee-born Member of the U.S. Senate from Indiana; Namesake of Tipton County, Indiana) Tennessee Poltiical and Social Leaders Indiana Poltiical and Social Leaders U.S. Congress
1837 J.M. Futrell (Governor of Arkansas) Arkansas Poltiical and Social Leaders Arkansas History Commission
The Notorious
1851 Doc Holliday (Georgia-born Gunslinger) Doc Holliday Tombstone, AZ Notorious Americans
Performing Artists
1945 Steve Martin (Texas-born Comedic Actor) Texas Performing Artists American Performing Artists Television Film Internet Movie Database
1966 Halle Berry (Ohio-born African-American Oscar Winning Actress) Halle Berry Actors Film African American Performing Artists Academy Awads
Sports Figures
1959 Earvin "Magic" Johnson (Michigan-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Magic Johnson AIDS Basketball Hal of Fame African-American Sports Figures
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1874 Jonathan C. Gibbs (Pennsylvania-born African-American Who Served as Florida's Secretary of State and Superintendent of Public Instruction) Pennsylvania Political and Social Leaders Florida Political and Social Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note
1888 Charles Crocker (New York-born California Dry Goods Merchant, Railroad Builder) New York Business Leaders California Business Leaders Economics and Business Railroads
1951 William Randolph Hearst (California-born Publisher, Business Leader) William Randolph Hearst Journalism
1957 Jane McCallum (Texas-born Women's Suffragist) Texas Political and Social Leaders Women Women's Suffrage Texas State Historical Association
1972 Oscar Levant (Pennsylvania-born Pianist, Composer) Pennsylvania Performing Artist Classical Musicians American Composers Internet Movie Database
2010 Abbey Lincoln (Chicago-born African-American Jazz Singer) Abbey Lincoln Jazz African-American Performing Artists
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Historic Events of the 1300s that Occurred on this Date
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Historic Events of the 1500s that Occurred on this Date
1559 The First Spanish Settlement in the Present United States Is Established on the Site of Today's Pensacola, Florida Spain Pensacola, Florida Latin-American Heritage Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
Historic Events of the 1600s that Occurred on this Date
Historic Events of the 1700s that Occurred on this Date
1703 Johann Sebastian Bach Begins His Duties as Organist at the Bonifaciuskirche in Arnstadt, Germany Johann Sebastian Bach Organs Religion Composers American Public Media
1755 George Washington Is Appointed Colonel of the Virginia Regiment Virginia Military Figures George Washington American Military Figures West Virginia State Archives
1765 A Boston Mob Protests the Stamp Act Boston, Massachusetts Colonial Massachusetts Stamp Act Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Historic Events of the 1800s that Occurred on this Date
1814 Gioacchino Rossini's Opera, "Il Turco in Italia" Premieres in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala Gioacchino Rossini Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1819 The Nacogdoches Texas Republican Is the First Newspaper Published in Texas Nacogdoches, Texas Journalism Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1820 The New York Eye Infirmary Opens as the First U.S. Hospital to Specialize in Eye Care New York City Health Care Sight Historic Firsts New York Historical Society
1830 In Mendota, Minnesota, Arsonists Burn Down the Council House of Indian Agent Lawrence Taliaferro Mendota, Minnesota Native-American Hereitage Fire Crime Minnesota Historical SOciety
1832 George Belding Is the First Euro-American Child Born in Hot Springs, Arkansas Hot Springs, Arkansas Demographics and Population Historic Firsts Arkansas History Commission
1842 In Florida, Colonel William Jenkins Worth Proclaims an End to the Second Seminole War Florida Seminole Indians Native-American Heritage Florida Historical Society
1848 The U.S. Congress Establishes the Territorial Government of Oregon Oregon Government U.S. Congress Westward Expansion SalemOregon.com
At a Land Sale at St. Croix Falls, Minnesota, Henry H. Sibley Purchases Lots for Those Already Squatting on What Will be St. Paul St. Paul, Minnesota Economics Westward Expansion Minnesota Historical SOciety
1861 The Union Blockader, Mohawk, Captures and Scuttles a Confederate Ship Off the Florida Coast Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1864 Union General Alexander Sandor Asboth Orders His 1,400 Troops to Leave Pensacola, Florida for Operations Near Alabama's Mobile Bay Pensacola, Florida Mobile, Alabama Battle of Mobile Bay Florida Historical Society
1888 The Washington Territorial Supreme Court Rules a Women's Suffrage Law to be Unconstitutional Washington Women's Rights Women's Suffrage Law History Link
1890 Mountain View, Arkansas Is Incorporated Mountain View, Arkansas Arkansas History Commission
1893 The Steamer Annie Faxon Explodes on the Snake River, Killing 8 People Washington Snake River Steamboats Death History Link
Historic Events that occurred 1900-1949 on this date
1906 The First Official Election Is Held to Name a Delegate in Congress for Alaska Alaska Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Elections Historic Firsts Alaska Historical Society
1908 Race Riots in Springfield, Illinois Lead to 7 Deaths, 100 Injured, 40 Homes and 24 Businesses Destroyed Springfield, Illinois Racism Crime Fire Death African-American Heritage Thinkquest
Georgia Law Establishes Minimum Qualifications and Oversight for the Practice of Veterinary Medicine in the State Georgia Government Health Care Animals Law Georgia Historical Society
1909 Georgia Law Establishes Minimum Qualifications and Oversight for the Practice of Osteopathy in the State Georgia Government Health Care Law Georgia Historical Society
1927 In Texas, the Harlingen Convention Lays the Groundwork for the League of United Latin American Citizens Harlingen, Texas Human Rights/Civil Rights Hispanic Heritage League of  United Latin American Citizens Texas State Historical Association
1935 President Franklin Roosevelt Signs the Social Security Act President Franklin Roosevelt Economics Great Depression Law Wisconsin Historical Society
1945 President Harry S Truman Announces the Surrender of Japan, Ending World War II Japan President Harry Truman Japanese Surrender Florida Historical Society Georgia Historical Society
1963 Ten Cuban Refugees Are Rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard Cutter and Taken to Key West, Florida Cuba Key West, Florida Immigration Latin-American Heritage Florida Historical Society
Historic Events that occurred 1950-1999 on this date
1995 A Federal Court Rules It Will No Longer Oversee Public School Busing for Integration in New Castle County, Delaware New Castle County, Delaware Education Transportation Law and Legal Resources African-American Heritage State of Delaware
Historic Events that occurred 2000-2009 on this date
2003 Power Failure Darkens Many Major Cities in Southeastern Canada and 8 U.S. States Canada Connecticut Massachusetts Michigan New Jersey New York Ohio Pennsylvania Vermont 2003 Power Outage CNN