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 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

  • 1773
    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.
  • 1773
    The first recorded Ministry of Education, the Komisja Edukacji Narodowej (Polish for Commission of National Education), is formed in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
  • 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.
  • 1925
    An Anti-French uprising in French-occupied Damascus, Syria. (All French inhabitants flee the city.)
  • 1949
    Chinese Civil War: Chinese Communist forces occupy the city of Guangzhou (Canton), in Guangdong, China.
  • 1956
    Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the Indian Untouchable caste leader, converts to Buddhism along with 385,000 of his followers (see Neo-Buddhism).
  • 1958
    The District of Columbia’s Bar Association votes to accept African-Americans as member attorneys.
  • 1967
    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.
  • 1981
    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?

  • 1902
    Learco Guerra, Italian cyclist (d. 1963)
  • 1906
    Imam Hassan al Banna, Egyptian religious figure (d. 1949)
  • 1909
    Bernd Rosemeyer, German racecar driver (d. 1938)
  • 1939
    Rocky Thompson, American golfer
  • 1951
    Aad van den Hoek, Dutch cyclist
  • 1960
    Steve Cram, English athlete
  • 1969
    P. J. Brown, American basketball player
  • 1977
    Barry Ditewig, Dutch football goalkeeper
  • 1977
    Jeff Garcia, American voice actor
  • 1981
    Boof Bonser, American baseball player

Who died on October 14?

  • 1318
    Edward Bruce, High King of Ireland (b. 1280)
  • 1568
    Jacques Arcadelt, Flemish composer
  • 1930
    Samuel van Houten, Dutch politician (b. 1837)
  • 1961
    Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (b. 1876)
  • 1985
    Emil Gilels, Ukrainian pianist (b. 1916)
  • 1989
    Michael Carmine, American actor (b.1959)
  • 1997
    Harold Robbins, American novelist (b. 1915)
  • 2005
    Jody Dobrowski, English murder victim (b. 1981)
  • 2006
    Nancy Lynn, American aviator (b. 1956)
  • 2010
    Simon MacCorkindale, British actor (b. 1952)

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