Today is August 14, 2018

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Holidays

  • The origin ( iznesenie ) Precious Wood of the Holy Cross
    14 August, the first day Dormition Fast, the Orthodox Church celebrates the origin (iznesenie) Precious Wood of the Life-Giving Cross of the Lord. Since then, the Son of God blessed the Cross by...
  • Birthday Portuguese bullfighting
    annually 14 August in Abiule (Abiul) is a holiday birthday Portuguese bullfighting, which is the main event — the very bullfight in ancient traditions. Bullfight (Spanish: Corrida de toros...
  • Start the Dormition Fast
    Dormition Fast is installed in front of the great feasts Transfiguration of the Lord and Assumption of the Mother of God and lasts two weeks, starting with 14 August. The tradition survives today...
  • Day of memory of the defenders of Abkhazia
    14 August in Abkhazia celebrate memory of the defenders of the Fatherland. In all the cities and regions of the day lay wreaths and flowers at the monuments and graves of the dead in the war of...

Outstanding events

Born this day

  • John Galsworthy
    John Galsworthy John Galsworthy, author of the famous series "The Forsyte Saga" was born 14 August in 1867 in the English city of Kingston Hill (Surrey, England) is a well-off family. He...
  • Danielle Steel
    Danielle Steel Danielle Steel (full name — Daniela Fernanda Shuleyn Dominic Steele) was born on August 14 in 1947 in New York (USA), the son and daughter of the businessman Portuguese...
  • Emmanuelle Beart
    Emmanuelle Beart — a national treasure of France Emmanuelle Beart — one of the most beautiful women in French cinema. In addition to numerous roles in film, known as the human...
  • Halle Berry
    Halle Berry Halle Maria Berry was born on August 14 in 1968 in Cleveland, Ohio. His parents named her after the Halle Building — Cleveland majestic old building, which housed a department...

Died this day

  • Sergei Kapitsa
    Sergei Kapitsa Sergey Kapitsa — a legend not only in Russian science, but also a bright personality, known to the world. Doctor of physico-mathematical sciences, senior researcher at the...
  • Enzo Ferrari
    Enzo Ferrari The Genius of Enzo Ferrari was that he was in "Ferrari" put together four components: the beauty of a sports car, the characteristics and adrenaline, "Formula 1", the luxury of...
  • Dorothy Stratten
    Dorothy Stratten (born Dorothy Ruth Hugstreyten) was born February 28 in 1960 in British Columbia. Her family was normal, Dorothy went to high school. It is not known, however there was her...
  • Frederic Joliot -Curie
    Frederic Joliot-Curie Jean Frederic Joliot was born 19 March in Paris in 1900, in a large family of a prosperous merchant. After finishing High School of Physics and Applied Chemistry with...
  • William Hurst
    William Hurst The name of William Randolph Hearst for the appearance in use of concepts such as the "yellow press», Public Relations and "media mogul." It was he who created the industry came...
  • Tikhon Khrennikov
    Tikhon Khrennikov was born (May 28) on June 10 in 1913 in Yelets. In 1932, he graduated from the Gnessin Music School, and in 1936 — the Moscow Conservatory. In 1939, Tikhon Khrennikov...
  • Vladimir Kharitonov
    Vladimir Kharitonov Vladimir G. Kharitonov was born on June 24 in 1920 in Moscow. During World War II, he was at the front, fought in the infantry, cavalry platoon and diving units, was...
  • John Boynton Priestley
    John Boynton Priestley John Boynton Priestley was born September 13 in 1894 in Bradford (Yorkshire, UK). He received an excellent education at Trinity Hall, Cambridge University and began his...