On August 14, 1457, the first book printed in Europe with a colophon bearing the name of the printer was completed in Mainz, Germany. These eventually developed into what is now commonly called a copyright page.
Today is also the birthday of British folk-rock singer Maddy Prior. (She was born August 14th, 1947.)
Our feature article today was written by a SurvivalBlog staff member, Field Gear Editor Tom Christianson.