Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/August 14

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This is a list of selected August 14 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled August 14, 2019 featured article or the August 14, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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1385 – Forces under John I defeated the Castilians in the Battle of Aljubarrota, ending the 1383–85 Crisis in Portugal. needs more footnotes
1816 – The United Kingdom formally annexed the Tristan da Cunha archipelago, ruling it from the Cape Colony in South Africa. refimprove section
1880 – Construction of Cologne Cathedral—Germany's most visited landmark—was completed, 632 years after it had begun. refimprove section
1947 – The Partition of India: The Dominion of Pakistan was established, carved out of the two Muslim-majority wings in the eastern and northwestern regions of British India. needs more footnotes
1980Lech Wałęsa and colleagues at Gdańsk Shipyard began strike actions, which subsequently led to the founding of the Solidarity movement in Poland. undue weight
1987 – The Australian Federal Police raided the compound owned by the Santiniketan Park Association and freed a number of children who had been held there illegally. lead too short
1994 – International fugitive Carlos the Jackal, wanted for a number of terrorist attacks in Europe, was handed over to French agents by Sudanese officials. refimprove section
2003 – A widescale power blackout occurred in the Northeastern United States and in central Canada, affecting an estimated 55 million people. multiple issues
2006 – The United Nations brokered a ceasefire in the Lebanon War between Lebanon and Israel. neutrality issues
2009 – The Magna Carta for Women became law, allowing further protection for women in the Philippines. already featured on January 7
Connie Smith (b. 1941) COI



August 14: Independence Day in Pakistan (1947)

Roosevelt and Churchill aboard USS Augusta (CA-31)
Roosevelt and Churchill aboard USS Augusta (CA-31)

Doc Holliday (b. 1851) · Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (b. 1892) · Hugh Trumble (d. 1938)

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