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  1. On August 14 1945, more than 1,000 Japanese officers raided the Imperial palace to destroy the recording of the Emperor's speech of surrender. Confused by the layout of the palace, the rebels never found the recording. It was later smuggled outside in basket of women's underwear for broadcast.

  2. August 24 is the anniversary of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the devastation of Pompeii (79 A.D.). The city was buried under 14 to 17 feet of ash and pumice, and would not be rediscovered again until 1748.

  3. In August of 1980, Saudi Air Flight 163 carrying 301 people onboard caught fire shortly after taking off from Riyadh International Airport. The aircraft made a successful emergency landing back at Riyadh but when the rescue crew opened the doors all 287 passengers and 14 crew members were dead

  4. Augustus Caesar died on August 19, AD 14

  5. On August 14, 2003,a systems operator in Indiana noticed an annoying alarm with the power flow monitoring tool which the operator turned off. Five hours later, Fifty-five million people were without power. That one alarm was apparently the only alarm.

  6. Burnside was permanently relieved of command on August 14, 1864 after one of his subordinate officers failed to follow his command, sending many men to their death at the Battle of the Crater.

  7. Dav Pilkey's most popular series Captain Underpants, which began with The Adventures of Captain Underpants in 1997, will include 14 books as of August 2015 when Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot.

  8. Augustus died on August 19, AD 14. It was suspected that he was poisoned but it is unlikely true. It is possible that it was assisted suicide ad he was in poor health.

  9. On August 14, 1996, Karen Wetterhahn, a toxicologist and professor of chemistry at Dartmouth College, spilled a drop, a tiny speck, of dimethylmercury on her left hand. She died five months later from it.

  10. A 14 August 1912 article from a New Zealand newspaper and a 17 July 1912 article from an Australian newspaper contained a brief story about how burning coal might produce future warming by adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.

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About the Generator Project - inspired by the blackout of August 14, 2003, on the Eastern seaboard of North America whose mission is to make the world a happier and healthier place by reminding people about the importance of face to face social connection

The Great Daylight Fireball was an Earth-grazing fireball that passed within 57 kilometres (35 mi; 187,000 ft) of Earth's surface on August 10, 1972. One observer was able to record it on this film. Its appearance and trajectory showed the object was about 3–14 m (10–45 ft) in diameter.

The 2007 Yazidi communities bombings. On August 14, 2007, four co-ordinated suicide bomb attacks occurred in the Yazidi towns of Kahtaniya and Jazeera in Iraq, killing 500 and wounding 1,500.

On 14 August 1941, A total of 43 German tanks were destroyed by just five Soviet KV-1s and in one of the tanks a total of 135 hits on their tank, none of which had penetrated the armour.

Military space missions accounted for part or all of 14 out of 37 Shuttle flights launched from Cape Canaveral between August 1984 and July 1992. Most of the details about these missions remand classified.

During WWII the Burlington Municipal Airport (KBTV) was noted as being the busiest airport in the world on both August 14, 1942 and February 11, 1943, with 662 and 793 landings respectively.

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO serial number 3851GT sold at Bonham's Quail Auction on August 14, 2014 for US $34,650,000.00 ($38,115,000.00 including buyers premium), breaking the record previously held by a 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R race car

Ringo Starr is the first Beatle to become a great-grandfather. His great-grandson Stone Zakamo Low was born on 14 August 2016.

The MV Arctic Sea, a 320-foot, merchant cargo ship, disappeared from the coast of Sweden on July 30, 2009 and wasn't spotted again until August 14, 2009, off the coast of west Africa.

Rainey Bethea, who was hanged August 14, 1938, was the First Person to be publicly execute by a woman, and also the last person to be Publicly executed in the United States.

Only two countries USSR and Mongolia recognized the country of Tuvan on August 14, 1921. It was later annexed by the Soviets on October 11, 1944

On August 1955 a black 14 year old boy was beaten murdered by two white men for taking to one of their wives who owned a shop. He was beaten so badly that police could only identify the body by a special ring he wore.

John William Friso, Prince of Orange-Nassau, who lived from 14 August 1687 – 14 July 1711, is the most recent common ancestor of all European Monarchs occupying the throne today, and has been since 1938, when there was a new king of Lichtenstein, a descendent of his.

Donald Trump, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are all 72 this year. Trump: June 14, 1946; George W. July 6; Clinton August 19; Hillary will be 71 on October 26.

In 1947, even though both countries got independence at the same time, India's independence day was chosen to be on August 15 (the day Japan surrendered in WW2) and Pakistan was chosen to be on August 14 (a day earlier) because Viceroy Mountbatten wanted to attend both ceremonies.

Donald Trump (b. June 14, 1946), George W. Bush (b. July 6, 1946), and Bill Clinton (b. August 19, 1946) were all born within 10 weeks of eachother.

When the surrender of Japan was announced on 14 August 1945, celebrations in San Francisco turned into three days of rioting that resulted in 13 deaths, six reported rapes and 1059 people injured. Nobody was ever charged, military and civil officials did their best to cover up the riots.

About The China National Highway 110 traffic jam. It was a recurring massive traffic jam that began to form on August 14, 2010, on China National Highway 110. The traffic jam slowed down thousands of vehicles for more than 2 weeks. Some drivers reported being stuck in the traffic jam for 5 days

Nirvana's song Polly is about "an incident in Tacoma, Washington involving the abduction and rape of a 14-year-old girl in August 1987".

Three living presidents (Trump, Bush Jr. and Clinton) were born in a 10-week window, from June 14 to August 19, 1946.

14-year-old Emmet Till, an African-American, was abducted from his uncles home in Money, Mississippi and lynched for speaking to a white woman in August, 1955. His murderer, J.W. Milam later admitted his involvement and bragged about the incident in an interview with *Look Magazine*.

About Blackie a cat later renamed Churchill after, Winston Churchill stooped to bid farewell to Blackie after the declaration of the Atlantic Charter on the HMS Princes Of Wales on 14 August 1941.

About the mother of all traffic jams was created in China on August 14, 2010. It lasted 12 days with a huge car panorama that stretched for more than 62 miles (100 km)

On August 14 1945, more than 1,000 Japanese officers raided the Imperial palace to destroy the recording of the Emperor's speech of surrender. Confused by the layout of the palace, the rebels never found the recording. It was later smuggled outside in basket of women's underwear for broadcast.

In an August 2019 survey of 226 economists conducted by the National Association for Business Economics, 38 percent of respondents said they believe the U.S. will enter its next recession in 2020, and 34 percent picked 2021; only 14 percent say it will occur after that.