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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 261 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 1, 2020 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,447,040 minutes 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 304 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 2,671 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 14 Historical Events

  • 70
    Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, surrounds the Jewish capital, with four Roman legions.
  • 1341
    Sack of Saluzzo (Italy) by Italian-Angevine troops under Manfred V of Saluzzo.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1828
    Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary.
  • 1849
    Hungary declares itself independent of Austria with Lajos Kossuth as its leader.
  • 1931
    First edition of the Highway Code published in Great Britain.
  • 1935
    “Black Sunday Storm”, the worst dust storm of the U.S. Dust Bowl.
  • 1991
    The Republic of Georgia introduces the post of President after its declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 2007
    At least 200,000 demonstrators in Ankara, Turkey protest against the possible candidacy of incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Who were born on April 14?

  • 1886
    Árpád Tóth, Hungarian poet (d. 1928)
  • 1903
    Henry Corbin, French philosopher and iranologist (d. 1978)
  • 1926
    Liz Renay, American actress (d. 2007)
  • 1933
    Boris Strugatsky, Russian author
  • 1944
    John Sergeant, British journalist
  • 1950
    Francis Collins, American scientist, director of National Health Institutes
  • 1957
    Mikhail Pletnev, Russian pianist, conductor and composer
  • 1966
    David Justice, American baseball player
  • 1967
    Barrett Martin, American drummer and composer
  • 1984
    Blake Costanzo, American football player

Who died on April 14?

  • 1132
    Mstislav I of Kiev (b. 1076)
  • 1279
    Bolesław the Pious
  • 1574
    Louis of Nassau, Dutch general (killed in battle) (b. 1538)
  • 1925
    John Singer Sargent, American artist (b. 1856)
  • 1943
    Yakov Dzhugashvili, the oldest child of Stalin (b. 1907)
  • 1968
    Al Benton, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 1986
    Simone de Beauvoir, French feminist writer (b. 1908)
  • 1999
    Ellen Corby, American actress (b. 1911)
  • 2000
    Phil Katz, American computer programmer (b. 1962)
  • 2008
    Ollie Johnston, the last living member of Disney’s Nine Old Men. (b. 1912)

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