11 things that happened this day in history - 14th August

Winston Churchill

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1248 - The rebuilding of the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, begins after being destroyed by fire

2. 1896 - Gold is discovered in Canada's Yukon Territory. Within the next year more than 30,000 people rushed to the area to look for gold

3. 1917 - China declares war on Germany and Austria during World War I

4. 1936 - The first basketball competition is held at the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. The U.S. defeated Canada, 19-8

5. 1941 - U.S. President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issue the Atlantic Charter. The charter was a statement of principles that renounced aggression

6. 1968 - Halle Berry is born

7. 1971 - Rod Stewart releases "Maggie May" 

8. 1980 - People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is incorporated

9. 1983 - Actress Mila Kunis is born

10. 1989 - Bon Jovi's "New Jersey" album becomes the first U.S. album to be released legally in the Soviet Union

11. 2010 - The first-ever Youth Olympic Games are held in Singapore 

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