What happened this day in history October 14

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

  • 1773
    The first recorded Ministry of Education, the Komisja Edukacji Narodowej (Polish for Commission of National Education), is formed in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
  • 1805
    Battle of Elchingen, France defeats Austria.
  • 1843
    The British arrest the Irish nationalist Daniel O'Connell for conspiracy to commit crimes.
  • 1912
    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.
  • 1944
    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.
  • 1968
    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.
  • 1981
    Vice President Hosni Mubarak is elected as the President of Egypt one week after the assassination of the President of Egypt, Anwar Sadat.
  • 1982
    U.S. President Ronald Reagan proclaims a War on Drugs.
  • 1998
    Eric Robert Rudolph is charged with six bombings including the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 2004
    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?

  • 1712
    George Grenville, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1770)
  • 1726
    Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, English sailor and politician (d. 1813)
  • 1801
    Joseph Plateau, Belgian physicist (d. 1883)
  • 1907
    Allan Jones, American actor and singer (d. 1992)
  • 1935
    La Monte Young, American composer
  • 1952
    Nikolai Andrianov, Soviet gymnast
  • 1969
    P. J. Brown, American basketball player
  • 1970
    Jon Seda, Puerto Rican actor
  • 1983
    Vanessa Lane, American porn star
  • 1989
    Mia Wasikowska, Australian actress

Who died on October 14?

  • 1066
    Harold Godwinson, King of England (b. 1022)
  • 1318
    Edward Bruce, High King of Ireland (b. 1280)
  • 1637
    Gabriello Chiabrera, Italian poet (b. 1552)
  • 1911
    John Marshall Harlan, American Supreme Court Justice (b. 1833)
  • 1984
    Martin Ryle, English radio astronomer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (b. 1918)
  • 2002
    Norbert Schultze, German composer and songwriter (b. 1911)
  • 2006
    Chun Wei Cheung, Dutch rowing cox and Olympic silver medallist (b. 1972)
  • 2006
    Maurice Grosse, British paranormal investigator (b. 1919)
  • 2009
    Collin Wilcox, American actress (b. 1935)
  • 2009
    Martyn Sanderson, New Zealand actor (b. 1938)

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