Historical Events for August 14th.

1248 – Construction of Cologne Cathedral begun
1457 – Oldest known exactly dated printed book (c 3 years after Gutenberg)
1498 – Columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in Venezuela
1559 – Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay,Fla
1820 – 1st U.S. eye hospital, the New York Eye Infirmary, opens in New York City
1824 – General Lafayette returns to US
1848 – Oregon Territory created
1880 – Construction of Cologne Cathedral completed
1893 – France issues 1st driving licenses, included required test
1900 – 1st electric tram in Netherland (Leidseplein-Brouwersgracht)
1947 – Pakistan gains independence from Britain
1947 – India granted independence within British Commonwealt
1962 – French & Italian workers break through at Mount Blanc Vehicular Tunnel
1965 – Beatles tape an appearance for the Ed Sullivan Show
1971 – Bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule


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