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

  • 1205
    Battle of Adrianople between Bulgarians and Crusaders.
  • 1849
    Hungary declares itself independent of Austria with Lajos Kossuth as its leader.
  • 1906
    The Azusa Street Revival opens and will launch Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement.
  • 1909
    A massacre is organized by Ottoman Empire against Armenian population of Cilicia.
  • 1912
    The British passenger liner RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11:40pm. The ship sinks the following morning with the loss of 1,517 lives.
  • 1986
    In retaliation for the April 5 bombing in West Berlin that killed two U.S. servicemen, U.S. president Ronald Reagan orders major bombing raids against Libya, killing 60 people.
  • 1988
    In a United Nations ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, the Soviet Union signs an agreement pledging to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
  • 1999
    NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees – Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.
  • 2002
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returns to office two days after being ousted and arrested by the country’s military.
  • 2003
    The Human Genome Project is completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99%.

Who were born on April 14?

  • 1629
    Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician (d. 1695)
  • 1866
    Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller’s teacher (d. 1936)
  • 1921
    Thomas Schelling, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1941
    Pete Rose, American baseball player
  • 1945
    Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, 8th Prime Minister of Samoa
  • 1954
    Bruce Sterling, American science fiction author
  • 1972
    Roberto Mejia, Dominican baseball player
  • 1975
    Amy Dumas, American professional wrestler
  • 1976
    Anna DeForge, American basketball player
  • 1983
    James McFadden, Scottish footballer

Who died on April 14?

  • 1759
    George Frideric Handel, German composer (b. 1685)
  • 1914
    Hubert Bland, English co-founder of the Fabian Society (b. 1855)
  • 1925
    John Singer Sargent, American artist (b. 1856)
  • 1941
    Guillermo Kahlo, father of Frida Kahlo (b. 1871)
  • 1950
    Sri Ramana Maharshi, Indian philosopher (b. 1879)
  • 1963
    Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan, Indian historian, (b. 1893)
  • 1964
    Tatyana Alexeyevna Afanasyeva, Russian/Dutch mathematician (b. 1876)
  • 1975
    Fredric March, American actor (b. 1897)
  • 1978
    Joe Gordon, American baseball player (b. 1915)
  • 2007
    Don Ho, American musician (b. 1930)

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