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 105th day of the year 2024 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, 2024 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,713,052,800 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.

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 290 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 4,132 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.
  • 1775
    The first abolition society in North America is established. The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage is organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush.
  • 1890
    The Pan-American Union is founded by the First International Conference of American States in Washington, D.C.
  • 1894
    The first ever commercial motion picture house opened in New York City using ten Kinetoscopes, a device for peep-show viewing of films.
  • 1927
    The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • 1939
    The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck is first published by the Viking Press.
  • 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.
  • 1978
    1978 Tbilisi Demonstrations: Thousands of Georgians demonstrate against Soviet attempts to change the constitutional status of the Georgian language.
  • 1988
    In a United Nations ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, the Soviet Union signs an agreement pledging to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
  • 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.

Who were born on April 14?

  • 1897
    Claire Windsor, American actress (d. 1972)
  • 1936
    Kenneth Mars, American actor (d. 2011)
  • 1941
    Pete Rose, American baseball player
  • 1945
    Ritchie Blackmore, English guitarist (Deep Purple)
  • 1945
    Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, 8th Prime Minister of Samoa
  • 1951
    Julian Lloyd Webber, English cellist
  • 1967
    Alain Côté, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1974
    Da Brat (Shawntae Harris), American rapper
  • 1979
    Marios Elia, Greek-Cypriot footballer
  • 1984
    Charles Hamelin, Canadian short track speed skater

Who died on April 14?

  • 1574
    Louis of Nassau, Dutch general (killed in battle) (b. 1538)
  • 1716
    Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington, British admiral
  • 1721
    Michel Chamillart, French statesman (b. 1652)
  • 1911
    Addie Joss, American baseball player (b. 1880)
  • 1968
    Al Benton, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 1994
    Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (b. 1897)
  • 1995
    Burl Ives, American singer and actor (b. 1909)
  • 1999
    Anthony Newley, British actor and singer (b. 1931)
  • 2000
    Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player (b. 1910)
  • 2001
    Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (b. 1939)

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