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14 August

1040 – Scotland – Duncan I killed, Macbeth became King. http://www.britroyals.com/scots.asp?id=duncan1 http://www.britroyals.com/scots.asp?id=macbeth

1352 – Brittany – Battle of Mauron (War of Breton Succession). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mauron

1385 – Portugal – Battle of Aljubarrota (Portuguese Crisis). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Aljubarrota

1598 – Ireland – Battle of the Yellow Ford (Nine Years’ War). http://www.historynet.com/nine-years-war-battle-of-the-yellow-ford.htm

1842 – USA – Second Seminole War ended (American Indian Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seminole_Wars#Second_Seminole_War

1880 – Germany – Colgne Cathedral completed. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/292

1893 – France – Paris introduced motor vehicle registration. http://famousdaily.com/history/first-france-motor-vehicle-registration.html

1914 – Belgium/Germany – Battle of Loraine began (WWI). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lorraine

1932 – USA – X Summer Olympic Games Closing Ceremony in Los Angeles. http://www.olympic.org/los-angeles-1932-summer-olympics

1936 – USA – Rainey Bethea became last public execution in US. http://www.executedtoday.com/2008/08/14/1936-rainey-bethea-last-public-hanging/

1941 – Germany – British bombers attacked railway yards in Hanover. (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1946 – Malta – BOAC plane crashed at Malta-Luqa Airport, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19460814-0


1947 – Pakistan – Independence from UK. http://youtu.be/A-Mg2HBwjWw http://www.open.ac.uk/researchprojects/makingbritain/content/1947-independence-and-partition


1948 – UK – XIV Summer Olympic Games Closing Ceremony in London. https://youtu.be/BEigQJAE5dk http://www.olympic.org/london-1948-summer-Olympics

1949 – Turkey – Turkish Air Force plane crashed near Ankara, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490814-1


1967 – UK – Marine Broadcasting Offences Act – offshore pirate radio illegal. http://youtu.be/3NAb5BNml6Y  http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2009/mar/08/pirate-radio-johnnie-walker

1969 – Northern Ireland – Battle of Bogside ended (The Troubles). http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_7968000/7968707.stm

1969 – Northern Ireland – Operation Banner began (The Troubles). http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/northern-ireland-the-longest-tour-of-duty-is-over-459668.html

1972 – Germany – Interflug plane crashed in Könogs Wusterhausen, 156 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19720814-0

1992 – Georgia – War in Abkhazia began (Georgian-Abkhazia Conflict). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_Abkhazia_(1992%E2%80%9393)


2005 – Greece – Helios Airways Flight 522 crashed near Grammatikos, 121 killed. https://youtu.be/tptOpJKFb1w http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20050814-0

2005 – Venezuela – Linea Aéreo-Taxi Wayumi plane crashed near Puerto Ayacucho Airport, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20050814-1

2006 – Sri Lanka – Chencholai bombing, 61 killed. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/aug/15/davidfickling

2007 – Iraq – Bombs exploded in Kahtaniya and Jazeera, 796 killed. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1560479/Iraq-bombs-500-die-in-worst-terror-attack.html

2010 – Singapore – Opening day of First Youth Olympic Games. http://www.olympic.org/singapore-2010-youth-olympics

2012 – Russia – Earthquake measuring 7.7Mw, epicentre in Sea of Okhotsk. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2012/usc000bz29/

York

1790 – John Brigg, Robert Crammam, William Howson, James Ferguson and Henry Bell were executed at Tyburn Gallows. http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf

2010 – York Minster hosted a Stone Carving Festival.