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
Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, surrounds the Jewish capital, with four Roman legions.
Sack of Saluzzo (Italy) by Italian-Angevine troops under Manfred V of Saluzzo.
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.
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.
Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary.
Hungary declares itself independent of Austria with Lajos Kossuth as its leader.
First edition of the Highway Code published in Great Britain.
“Black Sunday Storm”, the worst dust storm of the U.S. Dust Bowl.
The Republic of Georgia introduces the post of President after its declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.
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?
Árpád Tóth, Hungarian poet (d. 1928)
Henry Corbin, French philosopher and iranologist (d. 1978)
Liz Renay, American actress (d. 2007)
Boris Strugatsky, Russian author
John Sergeant, British journalist
Francis Collins, American scientist, director of National Health Institutes
Mikhail Pletnev, Russian pianist, conductor and composer
David Justice, American baseball player
Barrett Martin, American drummer and composer
Blake Costanzo, American football player
Who died on April 14?
Mstislav I of Kiev (b. 1076)
Bolesław the Pious
Louis of Nassau, Dutch general (killed in battle) (b. 1538)
John Singer Sargent, American artist (b. 1856)
Yakov Dzhugashvili, the oldest child of Stalin (b. 1907)
Al Benton, American baseball player (b. 1911)
Simone de Beauvoir, French feminist writer (b. 1908)
Ellen Corby, American actress (b. 1911)
Phil Katz, American computer programmer (b. 1962)
Ollie Johnston, the last living member of Disney’s Nine Old Men. (b. 1912)
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