August 14th

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The August 14 is the 226th day of the Gregorian calendar (the 227th in leap years ), thus remain 139 days by year end.

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Politics and world events

1385: Battle of Aljubarrota
Columbus Fourth Voyage 1502-04
1848: Oregon Territory
1904: Battle of the sea at Ulsan
1920: Course of the front in the Polish-Soviet War
Mural of the riots in the Bogside (Derry) district (restored)


  • 1879: The German businessman Leonhard Tietz opens his first department store with the support of his uncle Hermann in Stralsund and is the first to grant his customers the right to exchange. In doing so, he laid the foundation stone for what would later become Kaufhof AG .
Closed in 1914: The Big Hole

science and technology

1901: Gustav Weißkopf and colleagues with model no.21


1457: Mainz Psalter


1480: Martyrs' bones in Otrantos Cathedral
  • 1480: After the Turkish conquest of Otranto , 800 civilians who refuse to convert to Islam are beheaded by Ottoman warriors. More recent research, however, has doubts about this traditional event.


  • 1888: The Danish passenger steamer Geiser sinks off Sable Island after colliding with a ship belonging to the same shipping company. 118 people die.
  • 1892: A cholera epidemic begins in Hamburg . Unfiltered drinking water from the Elbe and unsanitary conditions in the poor district favor the spread of the bacillus. Over 8,600 people are killed in the following weeks.
  • 1958: A Dutch KLM propeller plane crashes west of Ireland into the Atlantic , killing all 99 people on board.
  • 1972: An IL-62 of the GDR airline Interflug crashes shortly after taking off from Berlin-Schönefeld near Königs Wusterhausen. In the plane disaster in Königs Wusterhausen , all 156 people on board are killed.
  • 1977: In an ammunition depot of the Soviet Army near Dannenwalde (Gransee) , a series of heavy explosions and the detonation of many rockets occur as a result of a lightning strike. The victims of the Dannenwalde missile disaster among the Soviet soldiers are estimated at 70.
2005: Map from Helios Airways flight 522

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Disaster .


2010: Logo of the Youth Summer Games

Entries of track and field world records can be found under the respective discipline under track and field .


Before the 18th century

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Before the 17th century

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Holidays and memorial days

The list of days of remembrance and action contains further entries .

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