On This Day in History for August 14 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 151 of 151

  • 1969 In response to events in Derry, Irish nationalists hold protests throughout Northern Ireland, some of these became violent
  • 1969 British Army deploys on the streets of Northern Ireland, marking the beginning of Operation Banner
  • 1970 City University of NY inaugurates open admissions
  • 1970 Steven Stills arrested for drug possession
  • 1971 Bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule
  • 1971 British begin internment without trial in Northern Ireland
  • 1971 Cards Bob Gibson, 35, no-hits Pirates, 11-0
  • 1971 France performs nuclear test
  • 1972 2 British soldiers are killed by an IRA booby trap bomb in Belfast
  • 1972 A Catholic civilian is shot dead during an IRA attack on a British Army patrol in Belfast
  • 1973 US ends secret bombing of Cambodia
  • 1974 Congress authorizes US citizens to own gold
  • 1974 Turkish army attacks Nicosia Cyprus
  • 1974 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1974 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1975 -15] Pakistani military coup against president Mujib ur-Rahman
  • 1975 Norwegian King Olav V opens Longyearbyen Airport on Spitsbergen
  • 1976 10,000 Northern Ireland women demonstrate for peace in Belfast
  • 1977 77,691 see NY Cosmos beat Fort Lauderdale Strikers 8-3 at Giant Stad
  • 1979 Rainbow seen in Northern Wales for a 3 hours duration

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1980 Democratic Convention in NYC nominates Jimmy Carter & Walter Mondale

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1980 In Gdansk Poland, 17,000 workers go on strike at the Lenin Shipyard, marking the beginning of the Solidarity movement
  • 1981 George Foster hits his 8th HR into red seats at Riverfront
  • 1982 Iran "Ramadan-offensive" in Iraq
  • 1984 IBM releases PC DOS version 3.0
  • 1984 West Indies complete 5-0 series annihilation of England
  • 1985 Political violence by the youth begins after the funeral of assassinated Victoria Mxenge, a civil rights lawyer, who was respected and liked by the Congress of South African Students

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto arrested

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • 1988 Detroit beats Sox, 18-6, at Fenway, ends Boston winning streak at 24
  • 1989 President PW Botha of South Africa resigns
  • 1990 Angel's Louis Palonia is 74th to hit an inside park grandslam
  • 1991 Twins Dave Winfield is 23rd to hit 400 HR
  • 1993 Nigerian presidential election
  • 1993 St Louis reliever Lee Smith is fastest to get 40 saves
  • 1994 Doc Gooden leaves Betty Ford Center
  • 1994 Space telescope Hubble photographs Uranus with rings
  • 1994 Terrorist "Carlos" arrested in Khartoum, Sudan
  • 1995 Shannon Faulkner becomes 1st woman to attend the Citadel
  • 1995 Iran's official news agency, IRNA, reports that Iran has been unable to sell 200 million barrels per day of crude oil since the imposition of a unilateral oil embargo by the US
  • 1997 Convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh formally sentenced to death
  • 1997 Oklahoma Court of Appeals upholds death sentence of Timothy McVeigh
  • 1997 Soyuz TM-25 lands
  • 1998 Winnie Mandela sued by the South African government
  • 2003 Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada.
  • 2007 The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 400 people.
  • 2012 46 people are killed and 80 injured after a series of suicide bombings in Afghanistan
  • 2012 Hungary falls back into recession as GDP falls by 0.2% in the second quarter of 2012 following a fall of 1.0% in the first quarter
  • 2013 14 people are killed and 26 are injured by two roadside bombings in Baqubah, Iraq
  • 2013 638 people are killed in violent clashes between police and protesters across Egypt
  • 2015 Most extensive face transplant surgery ever performed on Patrick Hardison by Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez at New York University Langone Medical Center
  • 2126 Comet Swift-Tuttle approaches close to Earth

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