The Daily News | August 14

William Randolph Hearst, publisher, died, 1951
IBM PC announced, 1981
Domestic cow mothered a wild ox (Bronx Zoo), 1980
Macbeth slew Duncan, 1040
John J. Sirica, US federal judge (Watergate), died, 1992
Electric meter patented, 1888
Sarah Childress Polk, wife of James Knox Polk, died, 1891
Atlantic Charter signed, 1941
East German airliner crashed on takeoff (156 killed), 1972
Boxer rebellion put down, 1900
First black page appointed to US Congress (Frank Mitchell), 1965
First Esperanto convention, 1910
The Cologne Cathedral, largest Gothic church in northern Europe, was completed, 1880
Mount Rushmore figures proposed, 1925
Clark Ashton Smith, author (“The Double Shadow and Other Fantasies”), died, 1961
Mary Ritter Beard, US historian, died, 1958
365 inning softball game began (Gagner’s Diner 491 - Bend’n Elbow Tavern 467), 1976
US Social Security Act signed into law, 1935
The Cologne Cathedral, largest Gothic church in northern Europe, began being built, 1248
VJ (Victory in Japan) Day (WWII ended), 1945