What are the important events that happened on April 14? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 14: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 14 is the 105th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 261 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 1, 2016 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,460,592,000 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectapentagon’ day.

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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 289 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,210 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 14 Historical Events

  • 43 BC
    Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar’s assassin Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, who is wounded.
  • 70
    Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, surrounds the Jewish capital, with four Roman legions.
  • 1205
    Battle of Adrianople between Bulgarians and Crusaders.
  • 1931
    First edition of the Highway Code published in Great Britain.
  • 1935
    “Black Sunday Storm”, the worst dust storm of the U.S. Dust Bowl.
  • 1969
    At the U.S. Academy Awards there is a tie for the Academy Award for Best Actress between Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand.
  • 1978
    1978 Tbilisi Demonstrations: Thousands of Georgians demonstrate against Soviet attempts to change the constitutional status of the Georgian language.
  • 1991
    The Republic of Georgia introduces the post of President after its declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 2003
    U.S. troops in Baghdad capture Abu Abbas, leader of the Palestinian group that killed an American on the hijacked cruise liner the MS Achille Lauro in 1985.
  • 2007
    At least 200,000 demonstrators in Ankara, Turkey protest against the possible candidacy of incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Who were born on April 14?

  • 1788
    David G. Burnet, interim president of the Republic of Texas (d. 1870)
  • 1886
    Ernst Robert Curtius, Alsatian philologist (d. 1956)
  • 1891
    B. R. Ambedkar, Indian jurist (d. 1956)
  • 1904
    Sir John Gielgud, English actor (d. 2000)
  • 1930
    Bradford Dillman, American actor
  • 1964
    Greg Battle, Canadian football player
  • 1967
    Alain Côté, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1969
    Brad Ausmus, American baseball player
  • 1973
    Roberto Ayala, Argentine footballer
  • 1984
    Tyler Thigpen, American football player

Who died on April 14?

  • 1912
    Henri Brisson, French statesman (b. 1835)
  • 1930
    Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian writer (b. 1893)
  • 1950
    Sri Ramana Maharshi, Indian philosopher (b. 1879)
  • 1983
    Gianni Rodari, Italian writer and journalist, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1970 (b. 1920)
  • 1999
    Ellen Corby, American actress (b. 1911)
  • 2000
    Phil Katz, American computer programmer (b. 1962)
  • 2000
    Wilf Mannion, English footballer (b. 1918)
  • 2007
    June Callwood, Canadian journalist, author and social activist (b. 1924)
  • 2008
    Ollie Johnston, the last living member of Disney’s Nine Old Men. (b. 1912)
  • 2011
    Walter Breuning, American supercentenarian (b. 1896)

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