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  • China
    Sunday Aug 14, 1927

    Chinese Civil War

    Chiang Kai-shek announced his temporary retirement

    China
    Sunday Aug 14, 1927

    On August 14, Chiang Kai-shek announced his temporary retirement, as the Wuhan faction and Nanjing faction of the Kuomintang were allied once again with common goal of suppressing the Communist Party after the earlier split.




  • Naval Station Argentia, Placentia Bay, Dominion of Newfoundland
    Thursday Aug 14, 1941

    World War II

    Atlantic Charter

    Naval Station Argentia, Placentia Bay, Dominion of Newfoundland
    Thursday Aug 14, 1941

    In August, the United Kingdom and the United States jointly issued the Atlantic Charter, which outlined British and American goals for the war, even though America had yet to officially join.




  • Newfoundland
    Thursday Aug 14, 1941

    Atlantic Charter

    Atlantic Conference

    Newfoundland
    Thursday Aug 14, 1941

    US President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, discussed what would become the Atlantic Charter in 1941 during the Atlantic Conference in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. They made their joint declaration on 14 August 1941 from the US naval base in the bay, Naval Base Argentia, that had recently been leased from Britain as part of a deal that saw the US give 50 surplus destroyers to the UK for use against German U-boats (the US did not enter the war as a combatant until the attack on Pearl Harbour, four months later).




  • Vietnam
    Tuesday Aug 14, 1945

    Ho Chi Minh

    August Revolution (1945)

    Vietnam
    Tuesday Aug 14, 1945

    Ho Chi Minh's Việt Minh (League for the Independence of Vietnam) launched revolution against French colonial rule in Vietnam, on August 14, 1945.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Aug 14, 1945

    Hirohito

    AcceptIng The Potsdam Declaration

    Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Aug 14, 1945

    On August 14 the Suzuki government notified the Allies that it had accepted the Potsdam Declaration.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Aug 14, 1945

    Hirohito

    The Kyūjō Incident

    Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Aug 14, 1945

    A faction of the army opposed to the surrender attempted a coup d'état on the evening of 14 August, prior to the broadcast. They seized the Imperial Palace (the Kyūjō incident), but the physical recording of the emperor's speech was hidden and preserved overnight. The coup was crushed by the next morning, and the speech was broadcast.




  • Sudan
    Sunday Aug 14, 1994

    Carlos the Jackal

    To Paris for a trail

    Sudan
    Sunday Aug 14, 1994

    On 14 August 1994, Sudan transferred him to French agents of the DST, who flew him to Paris for trial.


  • IIndonesia
    Thursday Aug 14, 1997

    1997 Asian financial crisis

    A Free-floating exchange rate

    IIndonesia
    Thursday Aug 14, 1997

    On 14 August 1997, the managed floating exchange regime was replaced by a free-floating exchange rate arrangement. The rupiah dropped further. The IMF came forward with a rescue package of $23 billion, but the rupiah was sinking further amid fears over corporate debts, massive selling of rupiah, and strong demand for dollars.


  • Myanmar
    Tuesday Aug 14, 2007

    Conflict in Myanmar

    The Saffron Revolution

    Myanmar
    Tuesday Aug 14, 2007

    In 2007, hundreds of thousands of monks protested against the military junta's rule, and called for free elections, minority rights and the release of political prisoners in an event now known as the Saffron Revolution.


  • Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Sevilla, Andalusia, Spain
    Saturday Aug 14, 2010

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    His Final Goal For Barcelona

    Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Sevilla, Andalusia, Spain
    Saturday Aug 14, 2010

    He scored his final goal for Barcelona in the 2010 Supercopa de España on 14 August in a 3–1 defeat against Sevilla.


  • California, United States
    Thursday Aug 14, 2014

    Samsung

    Acquiring SmartThings

    California, United States
    Thursday Aug 14, 2014

    On 14 August 2014, Samsung acquired SmartThings, a fast-growing home automation startup. The company isn't releasing the acquisition price, but TechCrunch reported a $200 million pricetag when first caught word of the deal in July 2014.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Tuesday Aug 14, 2018

    Hong Kong independence

    Controversy erupted in 2018 when the FCC hosted a lunchtime talk with Andy Chan, convenor of the Hong Kong National Party (HKNP) to take place

    Hong Kong, China
    Tuesday Aug 14, 2018

    In August, a controversy erupted in 2018 when the FCC hosted a lunchtime talk with Andy Chan (pro-independence political activist. He is a founding member and the convenor of the Hong Kong National Party, the first party to advocate for Hong Kong independence), convenor of the Hong Kong National Party (HKNP) to take place on 14 August. Victor Mallet, Vice-chairman of the press organisation, chaired the session.


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