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Hoy en la Historia - 14 de Agosto

En 410, Alaric sacks Rome

En 1248, Construction of Cologne Cathedral is begun

En 1385, Portuguese defeat Castilians at Aljubarrota retain independence

En 1457, Oldest exactly dated printed book (c. 3 years after Gutenberg)

En 1756, French capture Ft. Oswego N.Y

En 1846, Henry David Thoreau jailed for tax resistance

En 1848, Oregon Territory created

En 1880, Construction of Cologne Cathedral is completed

En 1900, Intl forces including US Marines enter Beijing to put down the Boxer Rebellion which was aimed at ridding China of foreigners.

En 1912, 2 500 US marines invade Nicaragua; US remains until 1925

En 1917, China declares war on Germany & Austria at start of WW I

En 1919, Yankee Muddy Ruel hits into a triple play

En 1935, Social Security Act became law

En 1941, Atlantic Charter signed by FDR & Churchill

En 1945, VJ Day - Japan unconditionally surrendered to end WW II

En 1947, Pakistan gains independence from Britain

En 1951, Newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst died in Beverly Hills

En 1958, Canadian Football League plays 1st game (Winnipeg 29 Edmonton 21)

En 1962, US mail truck in Plymouth Mass robbed of more than $1.5 million

En 1966, 1st US lunar orbiter

En 1969, British troops intervened militarily in Northern Ireland

En 1973, US bombs Cambodia

En 1977, 77 691 see NY Cosmos beat Ft Lauderdale Strikers 8-3 at Giant Stad

Cumpleaños famosos

1777, Hans Christian Oersted, physicist, chemist

1867, John Galsworthy, English author (Forsyte Saga) (Nobel 1932)

1901, Sir James Pitman, English educator, publisher, phonetic speller

1903, John Ringling North, circus director

1920, Nehemiah Persoff, Actor

1924, Maurice Richard, NHL player

1925, Russell Baker, columnist

1926, Buddy Greco, Singer

1926, Alice Ghostly, in Montana

1941, David Crosby, rocker

1941, Connie Smith, in Elkhart, Indiana, singer

1944, Robyn Smith, jockey

1946, Susan St. James, (MacMillan & Wife, Kate & Allie) LA

1950, Princess Anne, of England

1952, Deborah Meyer, swimmer in Annapolis Maryland

1958, Earvin (Magic) Johnson, NBA star (LA Lakers)

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