How Many Days until August 14, 2021-Fun Facts, History, Holidays

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How Many Days until August 14, 2021

More About August 14

August 14 is the 226th day of the year and 227th in leap years in the Gregorian calendar. 139 days remain until the end of the year.

What is special about August 14th?

President Harry S. Truman announced On August 14, 1945 that Imperial Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II.

Holidays on August 14

  • Friendship Day
  • Harvest Month
  • National V-J Day
  • National Tattoo Removal Day
  • Chinese Valentine’s Day – China
  • Independence Day – Pakistan
  • National Creamsicle Day
  • National Code Talkers Day
  • Women’s Equality Day
  • National Catfish Month
  • World Lizard Day
  • National Water Quality Month
  • Peach Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
  • National Bowling Day – Second Saturday in August
  • National Garage Sale Day – Second Saturday in August

Fun Facts about August

  • August is the last of the summer months.
  • The Islamic holiday of Ramadan runs from July 19 to August 18 in 2012.
  • August in the Northern Hemisphere is similar to February in the Southern Hemisphere
  • It is a month of summer vacation and holiday for many children around the world.
  • Many cultures call this month the harvest month.

August in Other Languages

  • Spanish – agosto
  • Latin – Augustus
  • French – août
  • Chinese (Mandarin) – bayuè
  • Danish – august
  • Italian – agosto

Historical Names

  • Roman: Sextilis/Augustus
  • Saxon: Weodmontha (Weed month)
  • Germanic: Ernte-mond (Harvest month)

Birth Flower of the Month

Birth Flower(s) for August is Gladiolus.

  • Gladiolus focuses Moral integrity, strength, remembrance, infatuation.
  • It blooms in a variety of colors like white, red, pink, yellow and orange.
  • It stands for sincerity and symbolizes strength of character.

Famous Birthdays and Deaths on August 14 (1)

Famous Birthdays

  • 1479 – Catherine of York (d. 1527).
  • 1987 – Tim Tebow, American football, baseball player, TV sportscaster.
  • 1586 – William Hutchinson, the founder of the U.S. State, Rhode Island (d. 1642).
  • 1984 – Clay Buchholz, American baseball player.
  • 1981 – Scott Lipsky, American tennis player.
  • 1980 – Roy Williams, American football player.
  • 1981 – Earl Barron, American basketball player.
  • 1851 – Doc Holliday, American dentist and gambler (d. 1887).
  • 1959 – Magic Johnson, American basketball player and coach.
  • 1940 – Darrell Crofts, American singer and songwriter (Seals and Crofts).
  • 1941 – David Crosby, American singer and songwriter (The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, & Nash).
  • 1945 – Steve Martin, American comedian, actor, musician, and producer.
  • 1947 – Danielle Steel, American author.

Famous Deaths

  • 2020
    • Angela Buxton, British tennis player (b. 1934)
    • James R. Thompson, American politician, Governor of Illinois (1977-91) (b. 1936)
  • 2018 – Jill Janus, American singer (b. 1975)
  • 2015
    • Bob Farrell, American businessman, founded Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour (b. 1927)
    • Bob Johnston, American songwriter and producer (b. 1932)
  • 2016 – Philip “Fyvush” Finkel, American actor (b. 1922)
  • 2012 – Phyllis Thaxter, American actress (b. 1919)
  • 2013
    • Jack Garfinkel, American basketball player and coach (b. 1918)
    • Jack Germond, American journalist and author (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Leonard Fein, American journalist and academic, co-founded Moment Magazine (b. 1934)
  • 1890 – Michael J. McGivney, American priest who founded the Knights of Columbus (b. 1852)
  • 1988 – Enzo Ferrari, Italian race car driver who founded Ferrari (b. 1898)
  • 1951 – William Randolph Hearst, American publisher and politician who founded the Hearst Corporation and built Heart Castle in San Simeon, CA (b. 1893)

Historical Events on August 14

  • 2015 – The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba re-opens after 54 years of being closed when Cuba–United States relations were broken off.
  • 2008– President George W. Bush signed consumer-safety legislation that banned lead from children’s toys, imposing the toughest standard in the world.
  • 1959 – Founding and first official meeting of the American Football League
  • 1945 – Japan accepts the Allied terms of surrender in World War II and the Emperor records the Imperial Rescript on Surrender (August 15 in Japan Standard Time).
  • 1941-President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issued the Atlantic Charter, a statement of principles that renounced aggression.
  • 1941 – World War II: Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.
  • 1935 -President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law.
  • 1912 – U.S. Marines invade Nicaragua to support the U.S.-backed government installed there after José Santos Zelaya had resigned three years earlier.
  • 1911 – United States Senate leaders agree to rotate the office of President pro tempore of the Senate among leading candidates to fill the vacancy left by William P. Frye’s death.
  • 1842 – American Indian Wars: Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to Oklahoma.
  • 1816 – The United Kingdom formally annexes the Tristan da Cunha archipelago, administering the islands from the Cape Colony in South Africa.

Source: (1) wikipedia

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