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Subject: Today In History Aug 14
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2004 10:10:30 EDT


Aug 14, 1040 King Duncan of Scotland is assassinated
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Aug 14, 1771 Happy Birthday Sir Walter Scott, Scottish novelist and poet
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Aug 14, 1433 King John l of Portugal dies
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Aug 14, 1812 Chief Tecumseh and 600 of his warriors aid Isaac Brock besiege
Gen. Hull at Detroit
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Aug 14, 1774 Happy Birthday Meriwether Lewis-explorer
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Aug 14, 1756 French capture Fort Oswego, New York
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Aug 14, 1765 Colonists challenge British rule by an Elm=The Liberty Tree
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Aug 14, 1813 The British warship Pelican captures the US war brigantine Argus
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Aug 14, 1842 The Seminole War ends
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Aug 14, World War ll Memorial Day in Arkansas
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Aug 14, Bud Billiken Day in Chicago
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Aug 14, Liberty Tree Day in Massachusetts
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Aug 14, V-J Day in Rhode Island and Massachusetts
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Aug 14, Atlantic Charter Day in the US
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Aug 14,1814 American patriot Francis Scott Key held prisoner overnight by
the British during the shelling of Fort McHenry
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Aug 14, 1848 The Oregon territory is created
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Aug 14, 1734 Happy Birthday Gen. Thomas Sumter
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Aug 14, 1784 The first Russian colony in Alaska is founded at Kodiak Island
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Aug 14, 1756 Daniel Boone marries Rebecca Bryan, the marriage lasts 56 years
and they have 10 children


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