This Day in History on 14 August

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 14 August. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1842 – American Indian Wars: Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to Oklahoma.

2013 – UPS Airlines Flight 1354 crashes short of the runway at Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport, killing both crew members on board.


2015 – The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba re-opens after 54 years of being closed when Cuba–United States relations were broken off

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1911 – Vethathiri Maharishi, Indian spiritual leader, philosopher, and author (d. 2006)

1968 – Pravin Amre, Indian cricketer and coach

1983 – Sunidhi Chauhan, Indian playback singer

Death/ Death Anniversary

2012 – Vilasrao Deshmukh, Indian lawyer and politician, 14th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (b. 1945)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History