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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 261 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 1, 2021 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,618,358,400 seconds 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 293 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 3,036 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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April 14 Historical Events
Henry III, son of Conrad, is elected king of the Germans.
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.
A massacre is organized by Ottoman Empire against Armenian population of Cilicia.
Spanish Cortes depose King Alfonso XIII and proclaims the 2nd Spanish Republic.
Bombay Explosion: A massive explosion in Bombay harbor kills 300 and causes economic damage valued then at 20 million pounds.
1978 Tbilisi Demonstrations: Thousands of Georgians demonstrate against Soviet attempts to change the constitutional status of the Georgian language.
1 kg hailstones fall on the Gopalganj district of Bangladesh, killing 92. These are the heaviest hailstones ever recorded.
In retaliation for the April 5 bombing in West Berlin that killed two U.S. servicemen, U.S. president Ronald Reagan orders major bombing raids against Libya, killing 60 people.
In a U.S. friendly fire incident during Operation Provide Comfort in northern Iraq, two United States Air Force aircraft mistakenly shoot-down two United States Army helicopters, killing 26 people.
NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees – Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.
Who were born on April 14?
Peter Behrens, German architect (d. 1940)
Valerie Hobson, British actress (d. 1998)
Gene Ammons, American jazz saxophonist (d. 1974)
Boris Strugatsky, Russian author
José Eduardo González Navas, Spanish politician
John D'Aquino, American actor
Peter Capaldi, Scottish actor and director
Greg Battle, Canadian football player
Kirk Windstein, American guitarist (Crowbar, Down)
David Miller, American tenor (Il Divo)
Who died on April 14?
Avvakum, Russian priest and writer (b. 1621) (April 1 O.S.)
Maximilian Hell, Hungarian astronomer (b. 1720)
Henri Brisson, French statesman (b. 1835)
Thurston Harris, American singer (b. 1931)
Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (b. 1897)
Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japanese director (b. 1927)
Mahmut Bakalli, Kosovo politician (b. 1936)
Don Ho, American musician (b. 1930)
Ollie Johnston, the last living member of Disney’s Nine Old Men. (b. 1912)
Walter Breuning, American supercentenarian (b. 1896)
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