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, 27,498,240 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 ‘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

  • 966
    After his marriage to the Christian Dobrawa of Bohemia, the pagan ruler of the Polans, Mieszko I, converts to Christianity, an event considered to be the founding of the Polish state.
  • 1639
    Imperial forces are defeated by the Swedes at the Battle of Chemnitz. The Swedish victory prolongs the Thirty Year’s War and allows them to advance into Bohemia.
  • 1816
    Bussa, a slave in British-ruled Barbados, leads a slave rebellion and is killed. For this, he is remembered as the first national hero of Barbados.
  • 1846
    The Donner Party of pioneers departs Springfield, Illinois, for California, on what will become a year-long journey of hardship, cannibalism, and survival.
  • 1849
    Hungary declares itself independent of Austria with Lajos Kossuth as its leader.
  • 1939
    The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck is first published by the Viking Press.
  • 1940
    World War II: Royal Marines land in Namsos, Norway in preparation for a larger force to arrive two days later.
  • 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.
  • 1981
    STS-1 – The first operational space shuttle, Columbia (OV-102) completes its first test flight.

Who were born on April 14?

  • 1738
    William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1809)
  • 1788
    David G. Burnet, interim president of the Republic of Texas (d. 1870)
  • 1814
    Dimitri Kipiani, Georgian politician and writer (d. 1887)
  • 1868
    Peter Behrens, German architect (d. 1940)
  • 1881
    Husain Salaahuddin, Maldivian writer (d. 1948)
  • 1907
    François “Papa Doc” Duvalier, Haitian dictator (d. 1971)
  • 1936
    Frank Serpico, American policeman
  • 1941
    Julie Christie, British actress
  • 1976
    Jason Wiemer, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984
    Tyler Thigpen, American football player

Who died on April 14?

  • 1662
    William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman (b. 1582)
  • 1716
    Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington, British admiral
  • 1864
    Charles Lot Church, Nova Scotia politician (b. 1777)
  • 1914
    Hubert Bland, English co-founder of the Fabian Society (b. 1855)
  • 1917
    L. L. Zamenhof, Polish creator of Esperanto (b. 1859)
  • 1943
    Yakov Dzhugashvili, the oldest child of Stalin (b. 1907)
  • 1964
    Rachel Carson, American author and environmentalist (b. 1907)
  • 1990
    Thurston Harris, American singer (b. 1931)
  • 2008
    Tommy Holmes, American baseball player (b. 1918)
  • 2010
    Peter Steele, American musician (b. 1962)

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