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This was 226th day of the year and 139 days remained in the year.

August 14 Birthdays

John Galsworthy
Pronunciation: [gôlz´wûrðE, galz´–]
1867–1933, English novelist and dramatist.

Ernest Everett Just
biologist, educator (1883)

Russell Baker
columnist (1925)

Steve Martin
actor (1945)

Danielle Steel
author (1947)

Magic Johnson
basketball player (1959)

Halle Berry
actress, model (1966)

August 14 in History


International forces entered Beijing, China, in an effort to suppress the antiforeign uprising known as the Boxer Rebellion.


The Social Security Act became law.


Japan surrendered to the United States, ending World War II.


Pakistan became independent of British rule.


Newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst died in Beverly Hills, California.


Shannon Faulkner became the first female cadet at the Citadel, the state military college of South Carolina.


Timothy McVeigh was sentenced to death for the Oklahoma City bombing.


The largest blackout in North American history hit the northeast.

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