On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 1968 Montreal Expos officially become a member of NL
  • 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

BattleCoup d'état

1975 -15] Pakistani military coup against Bangladeshi President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur 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 Giants Stadium
  • 1979 Rainbow seen in Northern Wales for a 3 hours duration

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1980 Democratic Convention in NYC nominates Jimmy Carter for president and Walter Mondale for vice president

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
42nd Vice President of the United States Walter Mondale
42nd Vice President of the United States
Walter Mondale
  • 1980 17,000 workers go on strike at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, 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 Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Prime Minister
Benazir Bhutto
  • 1988 Detroit beats Sox, 18-6, at Fenway, ends Boston winning streak at 24

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 President P. W. Botha of South Africa resigns

President of South Africa P. W. Botha
President of South Africa
P. W. Botha
  • 1990 Angel's Louis Palonia is 74th to hit an inside park grandslam
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh formally sentenced to death by Oklahoma Court of Appeals

Oklahoma City Bomber and Terrorist Timothy McVeigh
Oklahoma City Bomber and Terrorist
Timothy McVeigh
  • 1997 Soyuz TM-25 lands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998 Winnie Mandela sued by the South African government

Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician Winnie Mandela
Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician
Winnie Mandela
  • 2003 Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada.
  • 2007 Coordinated bombings in Yazidi communities in Iraq kill at least 500 people, the second-deadliest terror attack of all time
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 2019 "It is raining plastic," survey published, plastic found in 90% of rain samples taken in Colorado by the US Department of the Interior and US Geological Survey
  • 2019 Iowa congressman Steve King says without rape and incest "“Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?" in video for "The Des Moines Register"
  • 2020 Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda breaks Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele’s 16-year-old 5,000m world record with a run of 12:35.36 at the Diamond League meet in Monaco
  • 2126 Comet Swift-Tuttle approaches close to Earth

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