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Notable Historical Events for August 14th

1846Henry David Thoreau jailed for tax resistance

1966Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

1981Phils Mike Schmidt hits his 300th career HR off NY Met Mike Scott

1948Bradman's last Test Cricket innings

1862Abraham Lincoln receives the 1st group of African Americans to confer with a US president

1903james j jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1993Reggie Jackson Day - NY Yanks retire 13th # (#44)

1987Oakland's Mark McGwire sets rookie HR record at 39, en route to 49

1944British premier Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica

1980Democratic Convention in NYC nominates Jimmy Carter & Walter Mondale

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Notable Birthdays on August 14th

1947Danielle Steel, New York, American novelist (Wanderlust, The House)

1851Doc Holliday, Griffin Georgia, American gambler, dentist and gunfighter (Gunfight at the O.K. Corral)

1950Gary Larson, Tacoma, Washington, cartoonist (Far Side)

1777Hans Christian Oersted, Rudkøbing, Denmark, physicist/chemist (View of Chemical Law), (d. 1951)

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Notable Weddings on August 14th

1964World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali (22) weds cocktail waitress Sonja Roi

2010Actress and singer Hilary Duff (24) weds retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre Mike Comrie (31) at La Quinta Estate in Montecito, California

1756Frontiersman Daniel Boone (21) weds Rebecca Bryan (17) in Yadkin River, North Carolina

1965Former fashion model and fitness guru Jane Fonda (27) weds director/producer Roger Vadim (37) in Las Vegas

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Notable Deaths on August 14th

1870David Farragut, American Admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"), dies at 69

1951William Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher, dies in Beverly Hills aged 88

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