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 2022 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, 2022 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 458,304 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 283 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 3,401 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 14 Historical Events

  • 1341
    Sack of Saluzzo (Italy) by Italian-Angevine troops under Manfred V of Saluzzo.
  • 1865
    U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    A severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing A$2.3 billion in insured damages, the most costly natural disaster in Australian history.
  • 2003
    U.S. troops in Baghdad capture Abu Abbas, leader of the Palestinian group that killed an American on the hijacked cruise liner the MS Achille Lauro in 1985.

Who were born on April 14?

  • 1882
    Moritz Schlick, Austrian philosopher, (d. 1936)
  • 1917
    Marvin Miller, American labor activist
  • 1929
    Gerry Anderson, English television producer
  • 1952
    Mickey O'Sullivan, Irish sportsman
  • 1969
    Martyn LeNoble, Dutch musician
  • 1975
    Anderson Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • 1975
    Konstantinos Nebegleras, Greek footballer
  • 1975
    Luciano Almeida, Brazilian footballer
  • 1975
    Rajeshwari Sachdev, Indian actress
  • 1989
    Joe Haden, American football player

Who died on April 14?

  • 1716
    Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington, British admiral
  • 1785
    William Whitehead, English writer (b. 1715)
  • 1792
    Maximilian Hell, Hungarian astronomer (b. 1720)
  • 1911
    Henri Elzéar Taschereau, French Canadian jurist and Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1836)
  • 1914
    Hubert Bland, English co-founder of the Fabian Society (b. 1855)
  • 1917
    L. L. Zamenhof, Polish creator of Esperanto (b. 1859)
  • 1964
    Rachel Carson, American author and environmentalist (b. 1907)
  • 1983
    Gianni Rodari, Italian writer and journalist, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1970 (b. 1920)
  • 1983
    Pete Farndon, English bassist (The Pretenders) (b. 1952)
  • 2010
    Peter Steele, American musician (b. 1962)

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