As we speak is Saturday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2021 with 139 to comply with.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Night stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
These born on this date are beneath the signal of Leo. They embody Pope Pius VII in 1742; American West determine Doc Holliday in 1851; author Ernest Thayer in 1863; author Russell Baker in 1925; baseball Corridor of Fame member Earl Weaver in 1930; musician David Crosby in 1941 (age 80); comic Steve Martin in 1945 (age 76); actor Susan Saint James in 1946 (age 75); creator Danielle Metal in 1947 (age 74); “The Far Aspect” cartoonist Gary Larson in 1950 (age 71); composer James Horner in 1953; actor Jackee Harry in 1956 (age 65); actor Marcia Homosexual Harden in 1959 (age 62); basketball Corridor of Fame member Earvin “Magic” Johnson in 1959 (age 62); stage soprano Sarah Brightman in 1960 (age 61); actor Susan Olsen in 1961 (age 60); actor Halle Berry in 1966 (age 55); actor Mila Kunis in 1983 (age 38); soccer participant Tim Tebow, winner of the Heisman Trophy in 2007, in 1987 (age 34); actor Brianna Hildebrand in 1996 (age 25); actor Marsai Martin in 2004 (age 17).
On this date in historical past:
In 1784, Grigory Shelikhov, a Russian fur dealer, based the primary everlasting Russian settlement in Alaska on Kodiak Island.
In 1900, about 2,000 U.S. Marines joined with European forces to seize Beijing, ending the Boxer Rise up in opposition to the Western presence in China.
In 1935, the U.S. Congress handed the Social Safety Act and President Franklin D. Roosevelt instantly signed it into law.
In 1945, U.S. President Harry Truman introduced that Japan had accepted terms for unconditional give up. Japan formally surrendered Sept. 2, formally ending World Conflict II.
In 1947, greater than 400 million individuals dwelling in Hindustan and Pakistan gained their independence from Britain.
In 1959, the satellite Explorer VI transmitted man’s first satellite tv for pc (orbital) view of Earth from area.
In 1966, the unmanned U.S. Orbiter 1 spacecraft began orbiting the moon.
In 1985, Michael Jackson paid $47 million at public sale for the rights to 40,000 songs, together with many of the Beatles classics.
In 1995, following an extended authorized battle, Shannon Faulkner was admitted to the cadet corps of the beforehand all-male Citadel. She resigned from the South Carolina army faculty four days later.
In 2003, a massive power failure unfold by Ohio, Michigan, the northeastern United States and japanese Canada, leaving 50 million individuals in eight states and the province of Ontario with out electrical energy for so long as two days.
In 2005, authorities mentioned the crash of a Helios Airways plane in Greece with 121 individuals aboard may have been brought on by a sudden drop in cabin strain. There have been no survivors.
In 2006, the battle between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon ended in a truce, efficient on this date, after 34 days of combating.
In 2013, authorities mentioned hundreds of people were killed and thousands injured in clashes between Egyptian safety forces and demonstrators calling for the reinstatement of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
In 2014, Major League Baseball owners selected MLB govt Rob Manfred to succeed longtime MLB Commissioner Bud Selig.
In 2015, after 54 years, the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba was re-opened amid a thawing in relations.
In 2017, about 500 individuals had been confirmed lifeless with tons of extra lacking after heavy rains produced a mudslide in Sierra Leone.
In 2019, rapper A$AP Rocky was found guilty of assault in Sweden however prevented a jail sentence as a result of it was decided his crime was not of a “severe nature.”
A thought for the day: “The Holocaust is a central occasion in many individuals’s lives, however it has additionally change into a metaphor for our century. There can’t be an finish to talking and writing about it.” — Israeli author Aharon Appelfeld