On this day

In 2013, Egypt declared a state of emergency as security forces killed l hundreds of protesters supporting former president Mohamed Morsi. Image: Wikimedia Commons

On This Day: What happened on 14 August?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day

In 2013, Egypt declared a state of emergency as security forces killed l hundreds of protesters supporting former president Mohamed Morsi. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 14 August, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 14 AUGUST

1882 | Cetshwayo, traveled to London to request that he should be reinstated as king of the Zulu Kingdom

1989 | Pieter Willem Botha, South African President resigned as state President seven months after a minor stroke that led to his admission to hospital. 

2015 | The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba was reopened after 54 years of closure when Cuba’s relations with the US were broken.

2013 | Egypt declared a state of emergency as security forces killed l hundreds of protesters supporting former president Mohamed Morsi.

2006 | Sixty-one schoolgirls were killed in the Chencholai bombing by the Sri Lankan Air Force air strike.

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BIRTHDAYS

1947 | Dutch footballer and manager, Joop van Daele. 

1944 | South African historian, Charles van Onselen. 

1945 | American actor, comedian, musician, producer, and screenwriter, Steve Martin. 

1947 | American director, producer, and screenwriter, Bruce Nash. 

1984 | Scottish tennis player, Nicola Slater. 

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2004 | New Zealand-English lawyer and politician, Trevor Skeet,86.

1961 | French archaeologist who did research with Dr. Robert Broom in SA, Henri Edouard Prosper Breuil, 84.

2012 | Serbian chess player and theoretician, Svetozar GligoriĿ, 89.

2007 | Japanese sumo wrestler, the 53rd Yokozuna, Kotozakura Masakatsu, 67.

2015 | Argentinian footballer, Agustín Cejas, 70.

SPORTS

1971 | Kevin Keegan made his League debut for Liverpool on an opening day against Nottingham Forest at Anfield.

ENTERTAINMENT

2020 | “Magic Camp” was released on this day in the United States. It was directed by Mark Waters.

AFRICA FACT

Nigeria under Prime Minister Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa gained complete independence in 1960.