This Day In History - Historical Things That Happened on August 14

Aug 14, 2019 Kayode Oseh

Below are things that happened on August 14 that made history   

2010 The First Youth Olympics Begins

The Olympic-style games meet was organized by the International Olympic Committee and was held in Singapore. Like the games, the Youth Olympics are held every 4 years and have both summer and winter versions. The first Winter Youth Olympics were held in Innsbruck, Austria in January 2012. Only athletes aged 14 to 18 years are allowed to compete in these games.

1971 Stanford prison experiments begin

The controversial Stanford prison experiments to study the effects of authority in a prison setting began. The experiment had to be shut down by the 6th day because of the adverse effect on the subjects.

1947 Pakistan becomes Independent from British rule

The South Asian country was part of British India Empire, until August 14, 1947, when the region held by the British was partitioned into India and Pakistan. The new country became a part of the commonwealth and appointed Liaquat Ali Khan as its first Prime Minister.

1935 Social Security Act is Signed into Law in the United States

The act, which was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, provided benefits to the unemployed, retirees, and the disabled in America.

1904 Battle of Ulsan begins

Also known as the Battle of the Japanese Sea, the conflict took place between Russia and Japan during the Russo-Japanese War.

Births On This Day – 14 August

    1987 Tim Tebow;  American football player
    1983 Mila Kunis; Ukrainian/American actress
    1960 Sarah Brightman; English soprano, songwriter, actress
    1959 Magic Johnson; American basketball player
    1945 Steve Martin; American actor, singer, writer, producer

Deaths On This Day – 14 August

    1956 Bertolt Brecht; German author
    1951 William Randolph Hearst;  American publisher, politician, founded the Hearst Corporation
    1941 Maximilian Kolbe; Polish martyr, saint
    1938 Hugh Trumble; Australian cricketer, accountant
    1909 William Stanley; English inventor, engineer

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