On This Day: August 14th
This is 226th day of the year and 139 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—13 Av 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 14th day of the 7th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
The largest blackout in North American history hit the northeast. The blackout spread so far due to a software bug.
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Ernest Everett Justbiologist, educator
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.