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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

August 14 - The Day in History

August 14 : General Interest
2003: Blackout hits Northeast United States

On this day in 2003, a major outage knocked out power across the eastern United States and parts of Canada... read more

American Revolution
1776 : Stamp Act remembered

1998 : Hundred-year-old Michelin Man makes appearance in Monterey

Civil War
1862 : Confederate invasion of Kentucky begins

Cold War
1980 : Massive labor strikes hit Poland

1751 : A daughter poisons her father
1994 : The terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal is captured

1933 : Logging accident sparks forest fire in Oregon Coast Range

General Interest
1784 : Russians settle Alaska
1900 : Peking relieved by multinational force

1945 : Steve Martin born

1834 : Richard Henry Dana sets sail from Boston Harbor

1985 : Michael Jackson takes control of the Beatles' publishing rights

Old West
1831 : Montana "Vigilante X" is born

1935 : FDR signs Social Security Act

1971 : Pitching ace throws first no-hitter

Vietnam War
1964 : Hanoi prepares for more air attacks
1965 : Seventh Marines land at Chu Lai
1972 : Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark reports on his tour of North Vietnam
1973 : U.S. bombing of Cambodia ceases

World War I
1917 : China declares war on Germany

World War II
1945 : Japan's surrender made public


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