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, 405,720 hours 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.
  • 1434
    The foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, France is laid.
  • 1699
    Khalsa: The Sikh Religion was formalised as the Khalsa - the brotherhood of Warrior-Saints - by Guru Gobind Singh in Northern India, in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar.
  • 1846
    The Donner Party of pioneers departs Springfield, Illinois, for California, on what will become a year-long journey of hardship, cannibalism, and survival.
  • 1865
    U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell.
  • 1939
    The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck is first published by the Viking Press.
  • 1986
    1 kg hailstones fall on the Gopalganj district of Bangladesh, killing 92. These are the heaviest hailstones ever recorded.
  • 1988
    The USS Samuel B. Roberts strikes a mine in the Persian Gulf during Operation Earnest Will.
  • 1991
    The Republic of Georgia introduces the post of President after its declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 1999
    A severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing A$2.3 billion in insured damages, the most costly natural disaster in Australian history.

Who were born on April 14?

  • 1336
    Emperor Go-Kōgon of Japan (d. 1374)
  • 1925
    Gene Ammons, American jazz saxophonist (d. 1974)
  • 1926
    Liz Renay, American actress (d. 2007)
  • 1929
    Gerry Anderson, English television producer
  • 1967
    Alain Côté, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979
    Noé Pamarot, French footballer
  • 1983
    Nikoloz Tskitishvili, Georgian basketball player
  • 1985
    Grant Clitsome,Canadian Hockey Player
  • 1986
    Matt Derbyshire, English footballer
  • 1988
    Vasileios Pliatsikas, Greek footballer

Who died on April 14?

  • 1599
    Henry Wallop, English statesman
  • 1682
    Avvakum, Russian priest and writer (b. 1621) (April 1 O.S.)
  • 1911
    Henri Elzéar Taschereau, French Canadian jurist and Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1836)
  • 1964
    Rachel Carson, American author and environmentalist (b. 1907)
  • 1968
    Al Benton, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 1975
    Fredric March, American actor (b. 1897)
  • 1975
    Günther Dyhrenfurth, Swiss mountaineer, geologist and Himalayan explorer (b. 1886)
  • 1986
    Simone de Beauvoir, French feminist writer (b. 1908)
  • 1995
    Burl Ives, American singer and actor (b. 1909)
  • 2007
    Don Ho, American musician (b. 1930)

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