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