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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/stamp-act-remembered

Automotive
1998 : Hundred-year-old Michelin Man makes appearance in Monterey
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hundred-year-old-michelin-man-makes-appearance-in-monterey

Civil War
1862 : Confederate invasion of Kentucky begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/confederate-invasion-of-kentucky-begins

Cold War
1980 : Massive labor strikes hit Poland
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/massive-labor-strikes-hit-poland

Crime
1751 : A daughter poisons her father
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-daughter-poisons-her-father
1994 : The terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal is captured
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-terrorist-known-as-carlos-the-jackal-is-captured

Disaster
1933 : Logging accident sparks forest fire in Oregon Coast Range
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/logging-accident-sparks-forest-fire-in-oregon-coast-range

General Interest
1784 : Russians settle Alaska
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/russians-settle-alaska
1900 : Peking relieved by multinational force
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/peking-relieved-by-multinational-force

Hollywood
1945 : Steve Martin born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/steve-martin-born

Literary
1834 : Richard Henry Dana sets sail from Boston Harbor
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/richard-henry-dana-sets-sail-from-boston-harbor

Music
1985 : Michael Jackson takes control of the Beatles' publishing rights
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/michael-jackson-takes-control-of-the-beatles-publishing-rights

Old West
1831 : Montana "Vigilante X" is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/montana-vigilante-x-is-born

Presidential
1935 : FDR signs Social Security Act
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-signs-social-security-act

Sports
1971 : Pitching ace throws first no-hitter
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pitching-ace-throws-first-no-hitter

Vietnam War
1964 : Hanoi prepares for more air attacks
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hanoi-prepares-for-more-air-attacks
1965 : Seventh Marines land at Chu Lai
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/seventh-marines-land-at-chu-lai
1972 : Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark reports on his tour of North Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/former-attorney-general-ramsey-clark-reports-on-his-tour-of-north-vietnam
1973 : U.S. bombing of Cambodia ceases
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-bombing-of-cambodia-ceases

World War I
1917 : China declares war on Germany
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-declares-war-on-germany

World War II
1945 : Japan's surrender made public
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japans-surrender-made-public


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