Historical Events on August 14 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 223 of 223

  • 2008 A popular Chinese 1-2 in the 200m butterfly at the Beijing Olympics with Liu Zige swimming world record 2:04.18 to beat team mate Jiao Liuyang
  • 2008 French swimmer Alain Bernard wins the coveted 100m freestyle gold medal at the Beijing Olympics beating Eamon O'Sullivan of Australia by 0.11
  • 2010 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games opens in Singapore
  • 2011 PGA Championship, Atlanta Athletic Club: Keegan Bradley wins first major title in a playoff with fellow American Jason Dufner
  • 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

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2016 Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt wins coveted 100m Olympic 100m gold medal in 9.81 at Rio de Janeiro Olympics - first man to win the event 3 times

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • 2016 South African athlete Wayde van Niekerk sets world record 43.03 to win the men's 400m gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Kirani James (Grenada) silver, American LaShawn Merritt bronze
  • 2016 Kenya's Jemima Sumgong wins women's marathon gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2:24:04; Eunice Kirwa (Bahrain) takes silver, and Mare Dibaba (Ethiopia) bronze
  • 2016 An all-British final in the men's cycling sprint with Jason Kenny beating team mate Callum Skinner at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016 Justin Rose of Great Britain finishes with a score of 16 under par to win the inaugural men's individual golf gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Rose is 2 strokes ahead of Henrik Stenson (Sweden) and 3 from American Matt Kuchar

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2016 Great Britain's Andy Murray wins the men's tennis singles gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics 7–5, 4–6, 6–2, 7–5 over Juan Martín del Potro of Argentina

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray

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2017 US President Donald Trump condemns racist violence at the White House after criticism of his earlier response to Charlottesville violence

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

  • 2017 Cholera has now infected more than 500,000 people in Yemen and killed over 2,000 according to the World Health Organisation
  • 2017 Parliamentary citizenship scandal deepens in Australia after Barnaby Joyce, Deputy PM revealed to be a New Zealand citizen
  • 2017 Mudslide and flooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone kills over 500 with 600 missing
  • 2018 2.3 million estimated Venezuelans have left crisis-hit Venezuela since 2015 according to the UN
  • 2018 Italy's Morandi Bridge collapses in Genoa, taking 30 vehicles with it and killing 43
  • 2018 Pennsylvania grand jury alleges 300 "predator priests" abused over 1000 children over 30 years and Catholic leaders covered it, up after 2-year investigation
  • 2126 Comet Swift-Tuttle approaches close to Earth