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 This day in History - August 14
428 Historic Events for August 14
1893

Carl Benton Reid, Lansing MI, actor (Pressure Point)

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1893

Alfred Alessandrescu, composer

Birth
1893

France issues 1st driving licenses, included required test

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1895

Jack Gregory, cricketer (Australian all-rounder of post-WWI years)

Birth
1899

Jaroslav Jeremias, composer

Birth
1900

Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, composer

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1900

2,000 marines land to capture Beijing, ending Boxer rebellion

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1900

1st electric tram in Netherland (Leidseplein-Brouwersgracht)

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1901

James Pitman, Bath England, educator/publisher/phonetic speller

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1901

SS Islander hits iceberg near Alaska and sinks killing 70

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1903

John Ringling North, circus director (Ringling Bros)

Birth
1903

Millard Mitchell, Havana Cuba, actor (12 O'Clock High, Gunfighter)

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1903

Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)

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1903

James J Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 10 for heavywgt boxing title

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1905

Mohammed Abdoe, Egyptian writing expert (Al'Oerwah al-Woethka), dies

Death
1905

Nicolas Cotoner y Cotoner, spanish courtier

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1905

Ngindo-rebellion killed 5 RC German clergymen in East-Africa

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1907

Stanley Adams, songwriter

Birth
1907

"Ha-Tikva" adopted as official Zionist hymn

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1908

Race riot in Springfield Illinois

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1908

Lady Jean Swaythling, chief controller (ATS)

Birth
1909

Len Darling, cricketer (South Australian and Test batsman of 30's)

Birth
1910

6th International Congress of Esperantists held in Washington, DC

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1910

Pierre Schaeffer, French engineer/composer

Birth
1911

Pieter Platteel, last governor Neth New-Guinea

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