What are the important events that happened on October 14? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
October 14: Facts & Myths About This Day
October 14 is the 287th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 78 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 1, 2019 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,183,520 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 ‘dihectaoctacontaheptagon’ day.
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Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 103 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 2,488 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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October 14 Historical Events
The first recorded Ministry of Education, the Komisja Edukacji Narodowej (Polish for Commission of National Education), is formed in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
Battle of Elchingen, France defeats Austria.
The British arrest the Irish nationalist Daniel O'Connell for conspiracy to commit crimes.
While campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the former President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, is shot and mildly wounded by John Schrank, a mentally-disturbed saloon keeper. With the fresh wound in his chest, and the bullet still within it, Mr. Roosevelt still carries out his scheduled public speech.
Athens, Greece, is liberated by British Army troops entering the city as the Wehrmacht pulls out during World War II. This clears the way for the Greek government-in-exile to return to its historic capital city, with George Papandreou, Sr., as the head-of-government.
Jim Hines of the United States of America becomes the first man ever to break the so-called “ten-second barrier” in the 100-meter sprint in the Summer Olympic Games held in Mexico City with a time of 9.95 seconds.
Vice President Hosni Mubarak is elected as the President of Egypt one week after the assassination of the President of Egypt, Anwar Sadat.
U.S. President Ronald Reagan proclaims a War on Drugs.
Eric Robert Rudolph is charged with six bombings including the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia.
A special nine-member council selects Norodom Sihamoni as the new King of Cambodia, replacing his father who abdicated a week earlier.
Who were born on October 14?
George Grenville, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1770)
Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, English sailor and politician (d. 1813)
Joseph Plateau, Belgian physicist (d. 1883)
Allan Jones, American actor and singer (d. 1992)
La Monte Young, American composer
Nikolai Andrianov, Soviet gymnast
P. J. Brown, American basketball player
Jon Seda, Puerto Rican actor
Vanessa Lane, American porn star
Mia Wasikowska, Australian actress
Who died on October 14?
Harold Godwinson, King of England (b. 1022)
Edward Bruce, High King of Ireland (b. 1280)
Gabriello Chiabrera, Italian poet (b. 1552)
John Marshall Harlan, American Supreme Court Justice (b. 1833)
Martin Ryle, English radio astronomer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (b. 1918)
Norbert Schultze, German composer and songwriter (b. 1911)
Chun Wei Cheung, Dutch rowing cox and Olympic silver medallist (b. 1972)
Maurice Grosse, British paranormal investigator (b. 1919)
Collin Wilcox, American actress (b. 1935)
Martyn Sanderson, New Zealand actor (b. 1938)
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