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Historical Events on August 14

  • Octavian

    29 BC

    Octavian holds the second of three consecutive triumphs in Rome to celebrate the victory over the Dalmatian tribes.

  • United States Marine Corps


    U.S. Marines invade Nicaragua to support the U.S.-backed government installed there after José Santos Zelaya had resigned three years earlier.

  • World War I


    World War I: Start of the Battle of Lorraine, an unsuccessful French offensive designed to recover the lost province of Moselle from Germany.

  • Wildfire


    Loggers cause a forest fire in the Coast Range of Oregon, later known as the first forest fire of the Tillamook Burn; it is not fully extinguished until September 5, after destroying 240,000 acres (970 km2).

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt


    Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act, creating a government pension system for the retired.

  • Winston Churchill


    World War II: Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.

  • Pakistan


    Pakistan gains Independence from the British Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.

  • Bahrain


    Bahrain declares independence as the State of Bahrain.

  • Egypt


    Egypt declares a state of emergency as security forces kill hundreds of demonstrators supporting former president Mohamed Morsi.

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