Notable events on this day, 14th August, in years gone by:

Thursday 14th August 1834
The UK parliament passed the Poor Law Amendment Act, introducing 'workhouses' for the healthy poor. Records kept by these institutions have proved to be of significant value to family historians.

Tuesday 14th August 1838
The Public Records Office Act received the Royal Assent. This Act was the origin of the Public Record Office in England.

Thursday 14th August 1930
49-year-old Edith Francis Hickmore crossed the border from Canada into the United States of America at Buffalo, in New York State, giving her departure contact as her cousin Thomas Hickmore.

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