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Notable Historical Events for August 14th

1986Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto arrested

199476th PGA Championship: Nick Price shoots a 269 at Southern Hills Tulsa

1980Democratic Convention in NYC nominates Jimmy Carter & Walter Mondale

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

1966Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

1948Bradman's last Test Cricket innings

1846Henry David Thoreau jailed for tax resistance

1983Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

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

1973Johnny Unitas files $725,000 suit against Balt Colts

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Notable Birthdays on August 14th

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

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

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

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

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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

August 14th Weddings
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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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