Weather in Rome

Weather Icon

What happened on August 14th in history

 

 

  • August 14, 0410 Alaric sacks Rome
  • August 14, 1183 Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures and flee to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan. (Traditional Japanese date: Twenty-fifth Day of the Seventh Month of the Second Year of Juei).
  • August 14, 1248 Construction of Cologne Cathedral begun
  • August 14, 1385 Portuguese Crisis of 13831385: Battle of Aljubarrota – Portuguese forces commanded by King Joo I and his general Nuno lvares Pereira defeat the Castilian army of King Juan I.

  • August 14, 1385 “Portuguese defeat Castilians at Aljubarrota, retain independence”
  • August 14, 1457 Oldest known exactly dated printed book (c 3 years after Gutenberg)
  • August 14, 1598 “Irish rebel Hugh O’Neill, the earl of Tyrone, annihilates an English force at Yellow Ford, marking the greatest Irish victory in the wars with the English”
  • August 14, 1598 “Nine Years War: Battle of the Yellow Ford – Irish forces under Hugh O’Neill, Earl of Tyrone, defeat an English expeditionary force under Henry Bagenal.”
  • August 14, 1756 “French capture Fort Oswego, NY”
  • August 14, 1765 Mass colonists challenge British rule by an Elm (Liberty Tree)
  • August 14, 1784 First Russian colony in Alaska is founded on Kodiak Island.
  • August 14, 1791 “Ceremony at Bois Caiman, Haiti; Haitian Revolution begins.”
  • August 14, 1813 British warship Pelican attacks and captures US war brigantine Argus
  • August 14, 1842 “Indian Wars: Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to Oklahoma.”
  • August 14, 1842 Seminole War ends; Indians removed from Florida to Oklahoma
  • August 14, 1846 Henry David Thoreau jailed for tax resistance
  • August 14, 1846 “The Cape Girardeau meteorite, a 2.3 kg chondrite-type meteorite strikes near the town of Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.”
  • August 14, 1848 Oregon Territory created
  • August 14, 1848 Oregon Territory organized by Act of U.S. Congress.
  • August 14, 1862 Lincoln receives first group of blacks to confer with US president
  • August 14, 1863 First Kanakas arrive in Brisbane for employment on cotton plantation.
  • August 14, 1873 “””Forest and Stream”” begins publishing”
  • August 14, 1876 Prairie View State University forms
  • August 14, 1880 “Australia’s first soccer club, The Wanderers, plays its first match, against Kings School, Parramatta, NSW.”
  • August 14, 1880 “Cologne Cathedral, the most famous landmark in Cologne, Germany, completed.”
  • August 14, 1885 Japan’s first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.
  • August 14, 1893 France introduces motor vehicle registration.
  • August 14, 1893 “France issues first driving licenses, included required test”
  • August 14, 1897 The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.
  • August 14, 1899 “Bell Telephone Company installs Canada’s first push-button pay phone in a Montreal drugstore connections made only after 5› deposit; made by Northern Electric, today’s Nortel.”
  • August 14, 1900 “A joint European-Japanese-United States force (Eight-Nation Alliance) occupies Beijing, in a campaign to end the bloody Boxer Rebellion in China.”
  • August 14, 1900 “Intl forces including US Marines enter Beijing to put down Boxer Rebellion, which was aimed at ridding China of foreigners”
  • August 14, 1901 “The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.”
  • August 14, 1908 “First beauty contest held in Folkestone, England.”
  • August 14, 1908 Race riot in Springfield Illinois
  • August 14, 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.