On This Day..... August 14

AUGUST 14TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL VICTORY OVER JAPAN DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CREAMISCLE DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • DOC HOLLIDAY (1851-1887)
  • ALICE GHOSTLEY (1923-2007)
  • DAVID CROSBY (1941, 77)
  • STEVE MARTIN (1945, 73)
  • SUSAN SAINT JAMES (1946, 72)
  • DANIELLE STEEL (1947, 71)
  • JAMES HORNER (1953, 65)
  • JACKEE HARRY (1957, 61)
  • MAGIC JOHNSON (1959, 59)
  • MARCIA GAY HARDEN (1959, 59)
  • SARAH BRIGHTMAN (1960, 58)
  • SUSAN OLSON (1961, 57)
  • HALLE BERRY (1966, 52)
  • MIKE VRABEL (1975, 43)
  • MILA KUNIS (1983, 35)
  • CLAY BUCHHOLZ (1984, 34)
  • TIM TEBOW (1987, 31)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1498, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS SAILS THE ORINOCO RIVER & LANDS IN VENEZUELA
  • IN 1756, THE FRENCH CAPTURE OSWEGO, NEW YORK
  • IN 1756, 21 YEAR OLD DANIEL BOONE MARRIES 17 YEAR OLD REBECCA BRYAN
  • IN 1762, THE BRITISH OCCUPY HAVANA, CUBA
  • IN 1765, MASSACHUSETTS PROTESTORS CHALLENGE THE RULE OF THE BRITISH UNDER AN ELM TREE WHICH CAME TO BE KNOWN AS THE LIBERTY TREE
  • IN 1846, HENRY DAVID THOREAU IS ARRESTED FOR REFUSING TO PAY HIS TAXES
  • IN 1848, THE OREGON TERRITORY IS CREATED
  • IN 1861, MARTIAL LAW IS CALLED IN ST. LOUIS AFTER THE BATTLE OF WILSON’S CREEK STIRS UP PRO-CONFEDERATE SENTIMENT AND TALKS OF SECESSION
  • IN 1862, PRESIDENT LINCOLN IS THE FIRST TO MEET WITH A  GROUP OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE WHITE HOUSE
  • IN 1783, “FIELD AND STREAM” BEGIN PUBLISHING
  • IN 1880, THE COLOGNE CATHEDRAL, WHICH BEGAN CONSTRUCTION IN 1248, IS FINALLY COMPLETED. IT’S THE LARGEST GOTHIC CATHEDRAL IN EUROPE
  • IN 1885, JAPAN ISSUES ITS FIRST PATENT FOR RUST PROOF PAINT
  • IN 1893, FRANCE INSTITUTES MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND DRIVER’S TESTS
  • IN 1908, FOLKESTONE, ENGLAND HOSTS THE FIRST KNOWN BEAUTY PAGEANT
  • IN 1908, THE SPRINGFIELD RACE RIOTS OCCUR AFTER A LYNCH MOB GOES LOOKING FOR TWO BLACK MEN ACCUSED OF RAPING TWO WHITE WOMEN. WHEN THEY’RE UNABLE TO FIND THEM, THEY BEGIN TO ATTACK BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS. NINE BLACK AND SEVEN WHITE PEOPLE DIE AND THE RESULTING PROTESTS BEGAT THE NAACP
  • IN 1912, 2,500 MARINES INVADE NICARAGUA AND STAY UNTIL 1925
  • IN 1920, THE OLYMPIC GAMES BEGIN IN ANTWERP
  • IN 1932, THE LOS ANGELES OLYMPICS CLOSE
  • IN 1933, “OXYDOL’S OWN MA PERKINS” DEBUTS ON WLW IN CINCINATTI. IT WOULD GO ON TO BECOMES THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL NATIONAL RADIO SOAP OPERA
  • IN 1935, THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT BECOMES LAW
  • IN 1936, RAINEY BETHEA IS HANGED IN A PUBLIC SQUARE IN OWENSBORO, KENTUCKY IN THE LAST AMERICAN PUBLIC EXECUTION ON RECORD
  • IN 1936, THE U.S. MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM WINS THE FIRST EVER GOLD MEDAL FOR BASKETBALL AT THE BERLIN OLYMPICS
  • IN 1937, CHINA DECLARES WAR ON JAPAN
  • IN 1941, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AND PRIME MINISTER CHURCHILL ISSUE A JOINT MESSAGE WHICH BECOMES KNOWN AS THE ATLANTIC CHARTER
  • IN 1942, DWIGHT EISENHOWER IS NAMED COMMANDER FOR THE INVASION OF NORTH AFRICA
  • IN 1945, JAPAN SURRENDERS TO END WORLD WAR II AND NOTIFIES ALLIED COMMANDERS THAT THEY HAVE ACCEPTED THE POTSDAM DECLARATION
  • IN 1945, FOLLOWING JAPANESE SURRENDER, HO CHI MINH BEGINS AN UPRISING AGAINST FRENCH RULE IN VIETNAM
  • IN 1947, PAKISTAN GETS ITS INDEPENDENCE FROM THE BRITISH EMPIRE
  • IN 1948, THE LONDON OLYMPICS CLOSE
  • IN 1951, GEORGE STEVENS RELEASES “A PLACE IN THE SUN”
  • IN 1951, WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST DIES AT 88
  • IN 1958, ELVIS PRESLEY’S MOTHER GLADYS DIES AT 46
  • IN 1959, THE AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE ORGANIZES WITH SIX TEAMS, NEW YORK, DALLAS, LOS ANGELES, MINNEAPOLIS, DENVER AND HOUSTON
  • IN 1959, THE FIRST PHOTOGRAPH OF EARTH IS TAKEN FROM SPACE ON EXPLORER VI
  • IN 1962, A MAIL TRUCK IN PLYMOUTH, MA IS ROBBED OF $1.5 MILLION
  • IN 1964, WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION MUHAMMED ALI, 22 YEARS OLD, MARRIES A COCKTAIL WAITRESS NAMED SONJA ROI
  • IN 1965, THE BEATLES TAPE A PERFORMANCE ON THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW
  • IN 1965, SONNY AND CHER HIT #1 WITH “I GOT YOU BABE”
  • IN 1965, 27 YEAR OLD JANE FONDA MARRIES ROGER VADIM IN LAS VEGAS
  • IN 1966, THE FIRST LUNAR ORBITER BEGINS ORBITING THE MOON
  • IN 1966, THE BEATLES PERFORM AT CLEVELAND STADIUM
  • IN 1968, THE MONTREAL EXPOS JOIN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE
  • IN 1969, OPERATION BANNER BEGINS DEPLOYING THE BRITISH ARMY ON THE STREETS OF NORTHERN IRELAND
  • IN 1971, THE WHO RELEASES “WHO’S NEXT?”
  • IN 1973, JOHNNY UNITAS FILES A $725,000 SUIT AGAINST THE BALTIMORE COLTS
  • IN 1975, “THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW” PREMIERES IN LONDON
  • IN 1980, THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION NOMINATES JIMMY CARTER AND WALTER MONDALE FOR RE-ELECTION AS PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT
  • IN 1990, THE CITY OF DENVER VOTES IN A 1% SALES TAX TO RAISE MONEY FOR A BASEBALL FRANCHISE
  • IN 1994, THE HUBBLE TELESCOPE TAKES THE FIRST PHOTOS OF THE RINGS OF URANUS
  • IN 1995, SHANNON FAULKNER IS THE FIRST WOMAN ADMITTED TO THE CITADEL
  • IN 1997, TIMOTHY MCVEIGH IS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBINGS BY THE OKLAHOMA COURT OF APPEALS
  • IN 2003, THE LARGEST BLACKOUT IN U.S. HISTORY LEAVES THE ENTIRE EASTERN SEABOARD DARK
  • IN 2004, JOHN BROLIN MARRIES DIANE LANE
  • IN 2005, FAITH HILL HAS THE #1 ALBUM WITH “FIREFLIES”
  • IN 2006, BOY GEORGE IS FORCED TO SWEEP STREETS IN NEW YORK CITY AS PART OF HIS PAROLE. HE IS MOVED AFTER 30 MINUTES AFTER BEING MOBBED
  • IN 2009, GEORGE MICHAEL IS ARRESTED FOR DUI
  • IN 2012, CHAD “OCHOCINCO” JOHNSON DIVORCES HIS WIFE, BASKETBALL WIVES STAR EVELYN LOZADA, AFTER ONLY 41 DAYS
  • IN 2015, PATRICK HARDISON RECEIVES A FULL FACE TRANSPLANT AT NYU HOSPITAL
  • IN 2016, USAIN BOLT BECOMES THE FIRST MAN TO WIN GOLD IN THE 100M OLYMPICS FOR A THIRD TIME IN RIO DE JANEIRO
  • IN 2017, PRESIDENT TRUMP CONDEMNS RACIST VIOLENCE AFTER RECEIVING CRITICISM FOR HIS RESPONSE TO THE EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

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