What happened this day in history April 14

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 104th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 261 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 1, 2019 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 432,000 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 ‘hectatetragon’ 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 286 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 2,305 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 14 Historical Events

  • 966
    After his marriage to the Christian Dobrawa of Bohemia, the pagan ruler of the Polans, Mieszko I, converts to Christianity, an event considered to be the founding of the Polish state.
  • 1205
    Battle of Adrianople between Bulgarians and Crusaders.
  • 1846
    The Donner Party of pioneers departs Springfield, Illinois, for California, on what will become a year-long journey of hardship, cannibalism, and survival.
  • 1881
    The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight is fought in El Paso, Texas.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Ustashe, a Croatian far-right organization is put in charge of the Independent State of Croatia by the Axis Powers after the Axis Operation 25 invasion. Rommel attacks Tobruk.
  • 1944
    Bombay Explosion: A massive explosion in Bombay harbor kills 300 and causes economic damage valued then at 20 million pounds.
  • 1956
    In Chicago, Illinois, videotape is first demonstrated.
  • 1958
    The Soviet satellite Sputnik 2 falls from orbit after a mission duration of 162 days.
  • 1967
    Gnassingbé Eyadéma overthrows President of Togo Nicolas Grunitzky and installs himself as the new president, a title he would hold for the next 38 years.

Who were born on April 14?

  • 1928
    Ezra Fleischer, Romanian dissident, later Israeli writer (d. 2006)
  • 1930
    Bradford Dillman, American actor
  • 1941
    Pete Rose, American baseball player
  • 1944
    John Sergeant, British journalist
  • 1965
    Tom Dey, American film director
  • 1968
    Anthony Michael Hall, American actor
  • 1971
    Gregg Zaun, American baseball player
  • 1975
    Amy Dumas, American professional wrestler
  • 1980
    Claire Coffee, American actress
  • 1981
    Amy Leach, British theatre director

Who died on April 14?

  • 1132
    Mstislav I of Kiev (b. 1076)
  • 1279
    Bolesław the Pious
  • 1759
    George Frideric Handel, German composer (b. 1685)
  • 1911
    Henri Elzéar Taschereau, French Canadian jurist and Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1836)
  • 1912
    Henri Brisson, French statesman (b. 1835)
  • 1917
    L. L. Zamenhof, Polish creator of Esperanto (b. 1859)
  • 1964
    Rachel Carson, American author and environmentalist (b. 1907)
  • 1975
    Fredric March, American actor (b. 1897)
  • 1975
    Günther Dyhrenfurth, Swiss mountaineer, geologist and Himalayan explorer (b. 1886)
  • 1985
    Noele Gordon, English actress (b. 1919

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