Today in History, English
Today in History, English

91891August 14Event1592 – Imjin War: At the Battle of Hansan Island, the Korean Navy, led by Yi Sun-sin, Yi Eok-gi, and Won Gyun, decisively defeats the Japanese Navy, led by Wakisaka Yasuharu, at Hansan Island.
91892August 14Event1598 – Nine Years' War: Battle of the Yellow Ford: Irish forces under Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, defeat an English expeditionary force under Henry Bagenal.
91893August 14Event1720 – The Spanish military Villasur expedition is wiped out by Pawnee and Otoe warriors near present-day Columbus, Nebraska.
91894August 14Event1816 – The United Kingdom formally annexed the Tristan da Cunha archipelago, administering them from the Cape Colony in South Africa.
91895August 14Event1842 – American Indian Wars: Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to Oklahoma.
91896August 14Event1848 – Oregon Territory is organized by act of Congress.
91897August 14Event1880 – Construction of Cologne Cathedral, the most famous landmark in Cologne, Germany, is completed.
91898August 14Event1885 – Japan's first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.
91899August 14Event1888 – An audio recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan's "The Lost Chord", one of the first recordings of music ever made, is played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison's phonograph in London, England.
91900August 14Event1893 – France becomes the first country to introduce motor vehicle registration.
91901August 14Event1897 – Franco-Hova Wars: The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.
91902August 14Event1900 – The Eight-Nation Alliance occupies Beijing, China, in a campaign to end the bloody Boxer Rebellion in China.
91903August 14Event1901 – The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
91904August 14Event1911 – United States Senate leaders agree to rotate the office of President pro tempore of the Senate among leading candidates to fill the vacancy left by William P. Frye's death.
91905August 14Event1912 – U.S. Marines invade Nicaragua to support the U.S.-backed government installed there after José Santos Zelaya had resigned three years earlier.
91906August 14Event1914 – World War I: Start of the Battle of Lorraine, an unsuccessful French offensive designed to recover the lost province of Moselle from Germany.
91907August 14Event1916 – Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary, joining the Entente in World War I.
91908August 14Event1921 – Tannu Uriankhai, later Tuvan People's Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Soviet Russia).
91909August 14Event1933 – Loggers cause a forest fire in the Coast Range of Oregon, later known as the first forest fire of the Tillamook Burn. It is extinguished on September 5, after destroying 240,000 acres (970 km2).
91910August 14Event1935 – Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act, creating a government pension system for the retired.
91911August 14Event1936 – Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last public execution in the United States.
91912August 14Event1937 – Chinese Air Force Day: The beginning of air-to-air combat of the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II in general, when six Imperial Japanese Mitsubishi G3M bombers are shot down by the Nationalist Chinese Air Force while raiding Chinese air ba
91913August 14Event1941 – World War II: Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.
91914August 14Event1945 – Japan accepts the Allied terms of surrender in World War II and the Emperor records the Imperial Rescript on Surrender (August 15 in Japan Standard Time).
91915August 14Event1945 – The Viet Minh launches August Revolution amid the political confusion and power vacuum engulfing Vietnam.
91916August 14Event1947 – Pakistan gains Independence from the British Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
91917August 14Event1959 – Founding and first official meeting of the American Football League.
91918August 14Event1962 – Two gunmen hijacked a mail truck in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and made off with $1.5 million.
91919August 14Event1967 – UK Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.
91920August 14Event1969 – Operation Banner: British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland.

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