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On This Day — August 14th

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August 14th is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 139 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

1842 – American Indian Wars: American general William J. Worth declared the Second Seminole War to be over.

1901 – Gustave Whitehead allegedly made a successful powered flight of his Number 21 aircraft in Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.; if true, this predates the Wright brothers by two years.

1941 – After a secret meeting in Newfoundland, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (both pictured) issued the Atlantic Charter, establishing a vision for a post-World War II world despite the fact that the United States had yet to enter the war.

1973 – The current Constitution of Pakistan came into effect.

2010 – The inaugural Youth Olympic Games opened in Singapore for athletes between 14 and 18 years old.

Celebrity Birthdays

Comedian Steve Martin turns 73

Actress Marcia Gay Haden turns 59

Athlete Magic Johnson turns 59

X-Men Star Halle Berry turns 52

Ted Star Mila Kunis turns 35

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