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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 78 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 1, 2021 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 453,936 hours 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 110 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 3,219 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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October 14 Historical Events
Just before the beginning of the American Revolutionary War, several of the British East India Company’s tea ships are set ablaze at the old seaport of Annapolis, Maryland.
The first recorded Ministry of Education, the Komisja Edukacji Narodowej (Polish for Commission of National Education), is formed in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
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.
An Anti-French uprising in French-occupied Damascus, Syria. (All French inhabitants flee the city.)
Chinese Civil War: Chinese Communist forces occupy the city of Guangzhou (Canton), in Guangdong, China.
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the Indian Untouchable caste leader, converts to Buddhism along with 385,000 of his followers (see Neo-Buddhism).
The District of Columbia’s Bar Association votes to accept African-Americans as member attorneys.
The Vietnam War: The folk singer Joan Baez is arrested concerning a physical blockade of the U.S. Army’s induction center in Oakland, California.
Vice President Hosni Mubarak is elected as the President of Egypt one week after the assassination of the President of Egypt, Anwar Sadat.
Who were born on October 14?
Learco Guerra, Italian cyclist (d. 1963)
Imam Hassan al Banna, Egyptian religious figure (d. 1949)
Bernd Rosemeyer, German racecar driver (d. 1938)
Rocky Thompson, American golfer
Aad van den Hoek, Dutch cyclist
Steve Cram, English athlete
P. J. Brown, American basketball player
Barry Ditewig, Dutch football goalkeeper
Jeff Garcia, American voice actor
Boof Bonser, American baseball player
Who died on October 14?
Edward Bruce, High King of Ireland (b. 1280)
Jacques Arcadelt, Flemish composer
Samuel van Houten, Dutch politician (b. 1837)
Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (b. 1876)
Emil Gilels, Ukrainian pianist (b. 1916)
Michael Carmine, American actor (b.1959)
Harold Robbins, American novelist (b. 1915)
Jody Dobrowski, English murder victim (b. 1981)
Nancy Lynn, American aviator (b. 1956)
Simon MacCorkindale, British actor (b. 1952)
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