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

  • 1028
    Henry III, son of Conrad, is elected king of the Germans.
  • 1205
    Battle of Adrianople between Bulgarians and Crusaders.
  • 1434
    The foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, France is laid.
  • 1846
    The Donner Party of pioneers departs Springfield, Illinois, for California, on what will become a year-long journey of hardship, cannibalism, and survival.
  • 1865
    U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated in Ford’s Theatre by John Wilkes Booth.
  • 1944
    Bombay Explosion: A massive explosion in Bombay harbor kills 300 and causes economic damage valued then at 20 million pounds.
  • 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.
  • 1988
    In a United Nations ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, the Soviet Union signs an agreement pledging to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
  • 2003
    The Human Genome Project is completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99%.
  • 2005
    The Oregon Supreme Court nullifies marriage licenses issued to gay couples a year earlier by Multnomah County.

Who were born on April 14?

  • 1629
    Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician (d. 1695)
  • 1916
    Don Willesee, Australian politician (d. 2003)
  • 1917
    Valerie Hobson, British actress (d. 1998)
  • 1934
    Fredric Jameson, American philosopher, cultural theorist
  • 1941
    Julie Christie, British actress
  • 1945
    Ritchie Blackmore, English guitarist (Deep Purple)
  • 1957
    Mikhail Pletnev, Russian pianist, conductor and composer
  • 1971
    Miguel Calero, Colombian footballer
  • 1985
    Grant Clitsome,Canadian Hockey Player
  • 1996
    Abigail Breslin, American actress

Who died on April 14?

  • 1345
    Richard Aungerville, English bishop and writer (b. 1287)
  • 1911
    Henri Elzéar Taschereau, French Canadian jurist and Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1836)
  • 1917
    L. L. Zamenhof, Polish creator of Esperanto (b. 1859)
  • 1975
    Fredric March, American actor (b. 1897)
  • 1994
    Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (b. 1897)
  • 2006
    Mahmut Bakalli, Kosovo politician (b. 1936)
  • 2007
    Don Ho, American musician (b. 1930)
  • 2007
    June Callwood, Canadian journalist, author and social activist (b. 1924)
  • 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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