What Happened On This Day – August 14
2010 The First Youth Olympics Begins
he Olympic-style games meet was organized by the International Olympic Committee and was held in Singapore. Like the games, the Youth Olympics are held every 4 years and have both summer and winter versions. The first Winter Youth Olympics were held in Innsbruck, Austria in January 2012. Only athletes aged 14 to 18 years are allowed to compete in these games.
1971 Stanford prison experiments begin
The controversial Stanford prison experiments to study the effects of authority in a prison setting began. The experiment had to be shut down by the 6th day because of the adverse effect on the subjects.
1947 Pakistan becomes Independent from British rule
The South Asian country was part of British India Empire, until August 14, 1947, when the region held by the British was partitioned into India and Pakistan. The new country became a part of the commonwealth and appointed Liaquat Ali Khan as its first Prime Minister.
1935 Social Security Act is Signed into Law in the United States
The act, which was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, provided benefits to the unemployed, retirees, and the disabled.
1904 Battle of Ulsan begins
Also known as the Battle of the Japanese Sea, the conflict took place between Russia and Japan during the Russo-Japanese War.
Births On This Day,
1987 Tim Tebow
American football player
1983 Mila Kunis
1960 Sarah Brightman
English soprano, songwriter, actress
1959 Magic Johnson
American basketball player
1945 Steve Martin
American actor, singer, writer, producer
Deaths On This Day,
1956 Bertolt Brecht
1951 William Randolph Hearst
American publisher, politician, founded the Hearst Corporation
1941 Maximilian Kolbe
Polish martyr, saint
1938 Hugh Trumble
Australian cricketer, accountant
1909 William Stanley
English inventor, engineer