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 288th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 78 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 1, 2020 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 445,176 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 ‘dihectaoctacontaoctagon’ 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 121 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 2,854 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 14 Historical Events

  • 1066
    Norman Conquest: Battle of Hastings – In England on Senlac Hill, seven miles from Hastings, the Norman forces of William the Conqueror defeat the English army and kill King Harold II of England.
  • 1656
    Massachusetts enacts the first punitive legislation against the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). The marriage of church-and-state in Puritanism makes them regard the Quakers as spiritually apostate and politically subversive.
  • 1840
    The Maronite leader Bashir II surrenders to the British Army and then is sent into exile on the islands of Malta.
  • 1882
    University of the Punjab is founded in a part of India that later became West Pakistan.
  • 1943
    Prisoners at the Nazi German Sobibor extermination camp in Poland revolt against the Germans, killing eleven SS guards, and wounding many more. About 300 of the Sobibor Camp’s 600 prisoners escape, and about 50 of these survive the end of the war.
  • 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.
  • 1947
    Captain Chuck Yeager of the U.S. Air Force flies a Bell X-1 rocket-powered experimental aircraft, the Glamorous Glennis, faster than the speed of sound - over the high desert of Southern California - and becomes the first pilot and the first airplane to do so in level flight.
  • 1949
    Chinese Civil War: Chinese Communist forces occupy the city of Guangzhou (Canton), in Guangdong, China.
  • 1949
    Eleven leaders of the American Communist Party are convicted, after a nine-month trial in a Federal District Court, of conspiring to advocate the violent overthrow of the U.S. Federal Government.
  • 1968
    The first live telecast from a manned spacecraft, the Apollo 7, launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the U.S.A.

Who were born on October 14?

  • 1882
    Charlie Parker, English cricketer (d. 1959)
  • 1911
    Lê Ðức Thọ, Vietnamese general and politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1990)
  • 1951
    Aad van den Hoek, Dutch cyclist
  • 1963
    Yim Jae-beom, South Korean singer
  • 1965
    Jüri Jaanson, Estonian rower
  • 1965
    Karyn White, American singer
  • 1966
    Mark Nyman, English Scrabble player
  • 1967
    Savanna Samson, American porn star
  • 1969
    P. J. Brown, American basketball player
  • 1976
    Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sri Lankan Cricketer

Who died on October 14?

  • 1092
    Nizam al-Mulk, Seljuk vizier (b. 1018)
  • 1929
    Henri Berger, German composer and royal bandmaster (b. 1844)
  • 1960
    Abram Ioffe, Russian physicist (b. 1880)
  • 1967
    Marcel Aymé, French novelist and playwright (b. 1902)
  • 1969
    Haguroyama Masaji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 36th Yokozuna (b. 1914)
  • 1983
    Willard Price, Canadian author and naturalist (b. 1887)
  • 1985
    Emil Gilels, Ukrainian pianist (b. 1916)
  • 1989
    Michael Carmine, American actor (b.1959)
  • 2005
    Jody Dobrowski, English murder victim (b. 1981)
  • 2007
    Raymond Pellegrin, French actor (b. 1925)

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