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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 261 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 1, 2021 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,618,358,400 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 ‘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 293 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 3,036 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 14 Historical Events

  • 1028
    Henry III, son of Conrad, is elected king of the Germans.
  • 1471
    In England, the Yorkists under Edward IV defeat the Lancastrians under the Earl of Warwick at the Battle of Barnet; the Earl is killed and Edward IV resumes the throne.
  • 1909
    A massacre is organized by Ottoman Empire against Armenian population of Cilicia.
  • 1931
    Spanish Cortes depose King Alfonso XIII and proclaims the 2nd Spanish Republic.
  • 1944
    Bombay Explosion: A massive explosion in Bombay harbor kills 300 and causes economic damage valued then at 20 million pounds.
  • 1978
    1978 Tbilisi Demonstrations: Thousands of Georgians demonstrate against Soviet attempts to change the constitutional status of the Georgian language.
  • 1986
    1 kg hailstones fall on the Gopalganj district of Bangladesh, killing 92. These are the heaviest hailstones ever recorded.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    In a U.S. friendly fire incident during Operation Provide Comfort in northern Iraq, two United States Air Force aircraft mistakenly shoot-down two United States Army helicopters, killing 26 people.
  • 1999
    NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees – Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.

Who were born on April 14?

  • 1868
    Peter Behrens, German architect (d. 1940)
  • 1917
    Valerie Hobson, British actress (d. 1998)
  • 1925
    Gene Ammons, American jazz saxophonist (d. 1974)
  • 1933
    Boris Strugatsky, Russian author
  • 1951
    José Eduardo González Navas, Spanish politician
  • 1958
    John D'Aquino, American actor
  • 1958
    Peter Capaldi, Scottish actor and director
  • 1964
    Greg Battle, Canadian football player
  • 1965
    Kirk Windstein, American guitarist (Crowbar, Down)
  • 1973
    David Miller, American tenor (Il Divo)

Who died on April 14?

  • 1682
    Avvakum, Russian priest and writer (b. 1621) (April 1 O.S.)
  • 1792
    Maximilian Hell, Hungarian astronomer (b. 1720)
  • 1912
    Henri Brisson, French statesman (b. 1835)
  • 1990
    Thurston Harris, American singer (b. 1931)
  • 1994
    Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (b. 1897)
  • 2001
    Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japanese director (b. 1927)
  • 2006
    Mahmut Bakalli, Kosovo politician (b. 1936)
  • 2007
    Don Ho, American musician (b. 1930)
  • 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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