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 This day in History - August 14
428 Historic Events for August 14
1911

Jan Koetsier, composer

Birth
1911

Ethel Lois Payne, journalist (Chic Defender)/1st Lady of Black Press

Birth
1911

General Leconte appointed temporary pres of Haiti

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1912

Eva Strittmatter, writer

Birth
1912

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

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1913

Fred Davis, English world champ snooker player (1948-49, 51)

Birth
1914

Sydney Wooderson, miler (world record 1937)

Birth
1914

British field marshal John French and Gen Wilson land in France

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1915

Lord Mishcon, economist

Birth
1915

British transport Royal Edward sank by German U boat kills 1000

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1916

Andrew Kay, surgeon/professor of surgery (U of Glasgow)

Birth
1917

China declares war on Germany and Austria at start of WW I

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1917

Leeuwen soccer team forms

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1919

White Sox Happy Felsch ties record of 4 outfield assists in a game

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1919

Yankee Muddy Ruel hits into a triple-play

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1920

Olympic Games open in Antwerp

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1920

Little Entente formed by Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia

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1920

Nehemiah Persoff, Jerusalem Palestine, actor (Al Capone, Yentl)

Birth
1921

Giorgio Strehler, theatre director

Birth
1922

1st "old time" musicians broadcasted on radio (Jenkins-WSB Atlanta)

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1922

Alfred CW Harmsworth, 1st viscount Northcliffe/newspaper magnate, dies

Death
1923

William Flanagan, composer

Birth
1923

Jacob T Cremer, pres (Dutch Handel-Mij), dies at 76

Death
1924

Georges PrĖ†tre, Waziers France, conductor (NY Met)

Birth
1925

Russell Baker, Loudoun County, Va, columnist/humorist (NY Times)

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