August 14, 1040 - Duncan I of Scotland was supposedly murdered by Macbeth, who then became king. He ruled Scotland for 17 years before Duncan's heir killed him.
August 14, 1479 - Catherine of York, daughter of Edward IV, was born.
August 14, 1941 - The last execution at the Tower took place.
August 14, 1945 - Japan finally agrees to the terms of surrender and World War II ends.