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Notable Historical Events for August 14th

1498Columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in Venezuela

1585Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands

1980Democratic Convention in NYC nominates Jimmy Carter & Walter Mondale

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

1986Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto arrested

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

1941US President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issue the joint declaration that later becomes known as the Atlantic Charter

1944British premier Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica

1966Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 14th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 14th

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

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

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

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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