What happened on April 14? There are more than 276 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About April 14

April 14 In HistoryApril 14 is the 105th day of the year 2020. There are 261 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday. This day falls under the 16th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Lake City, Colorado 81235 sunrise occured at 06:33 AM and sunset occured at 07:45 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Aries. The modern birthstone for this month is Diamond while the mystical birthstone is Opal.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 304 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For April 14

  • 43 BC
    Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar’s assassin Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, who is wounded.
  • 69
    Vitellius, commander of the Rhine armies, defeats Emperor Otho in the Battle of Bedriacum and seizes the throne.
  • 70
    Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, surrounds the Jewish capital, with four Roman legions.
  • 966
    After his marriage to the Christian Dobrawa of Bohemia, the pagan ruler of the Polans, Mieszko I, converts to Christianity, an event considered to be the founding of the Polish state.
  • 1028
    Henry III, son of Conrad, is elected king of the Germans.
  • 1205
    Battle of Adrianople between Bulgarians and Crusaders.
  • 1294
    Temür, grandson of Kublai, is elected Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty with the reigning titles Oljeitu and Chengzong.
  • 1341
    Sack of Saluzzo (Italy) by Italian-Angevine troops under Manfred V of Saluzzo.
  • 1434
    The foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, France is laid.
  • 1471
    In England, the Yorkists under Edward IV defeat the Lancastrians under the Earl of Warwick at the Battle of Barnet; the Earl is killed and Edward IV resumes the throne.
  • 1639
    Imperial forces are defeated by the Swedes at the Battle of Chemnitz. The Swedish victory prolongs the Thirty Year’s War and allows them to advance into Bohemia.
  • 1699
    Khalsa: The Sikh Religion was formalised as the Khalsa - the brotherhood of Warrior-Saints - by Guru Gobind Singh in Northern India, in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar.
  • 1775
    The first abolition society in North America is established. The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage is organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush.
  • 1816
    Bussa, a slave in British-ruled Barbados, leads a slave rebellion and is killed. For this, he is remembered as the first national hero of Barbados.
  • 1828
    Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary.
  • 1846
    The Donner Party of pioneers departs Springfield, Illinois, for California, on what will become a year-long journey of hardship, cannibalism, and survival.
  • 1849
    Hungary declares itself independent of Austria with Lajos Kossuth as its leader.
  • 1860
    The first Pony Express rider reaches Sacramento, California.
  • 1865
    U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated in Ford’s Theatre by John Wilkes Booth.
  • 1865
    U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell.
  • 1881
    The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight is fought in El Paso, Texas.
  • 1890
    The Pan-American Union is founded by the First International Conference of American States in Washington, D.C.
  • 1894
    The first ever commercial motion picture house opened in New York City using ten Kinetoscopes, a device for peep-show viewing of films.
  • 1906
    The Azusa Street Revival opens and will launch Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement.
  • 1909
    A massacre is organized by Ottoman Empire against Armenian population of Cilicia.
  • 1912
    The British passenger liner RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11:40pm. The ship sinks the following morning with the loss of 1,517 lives.
  • 1927
    The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • 1931
    First edition of the Highway Code published in Great Britain.
  • 1931
    Spanish Cortes depose King Alfonso XIII and proclaims the 2nd Spanish Republic.
  • 1935
    “Black Sunday Storm”, the worst dust storm of the U.S. Dust Bowl.
  • 1939
    The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck is first published by the Viking Press.
  • 1940
    World War II: Royal Marines land in Namsos, Norway in preparation for a larger force to arrive two days later.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Ustashe, a Croatian far-right organization is put in charge of the Independent State of Croatia by the Axis Powers after the Axis Operation 25 invasion. Rommel attacks Tobruk.
  • 1944
    Bombay Explosion: A massive explosion in Bombay harbor kills 300 and causes economic damage valued then at 20 million pounds.
  • 1945
    Osijek, Croatia, is liberated from fascist occupation.
  • 1956
    In Chicago, Illinois, videotape is first demonstrated.
  • 1958
    The Soviet satellite Sputnik 2 falls from orbit after a mission duration of 162 days.
  • 1967
    Gnassingbé Eyadéma overthrows President of Togo Nicolas Grunitzky and installs himself as the new president, a title he would hold for the next 38 years.
  • 1969
    At the U.S. Academy Awards there is a tie for the Academy Award for Best Actress between Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand.
  • 1978
    1978 Tbilisi Demonstrations: Thousands of Georgians demonstrate against Soviet attempts to change the constitutional status of the Georgian language.
  • 1981
    STS-1 – The first operational space shuttle, Columbia (OV-102) completes its first test flight.
  • 1986
    1 kg hailstones fall on the Gopalganj district of Bangladesh, killing 92. These are the heaviest hailstones ever recorded.
  • 1986
    In retaliation for the April 5 bombing in West Berlin that killed two U.S. servicemen, U.S. president Ronald Reagan orders major bombing raids against Libya, killing 60 people.
  • 1988
    In a United Nations ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, the Soviet Union signs an agreement pledging to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
  • 1988
    The USS Samuel B. Roberts strikes a mine in the Persian Gulf during Operation Earnest Will.
  • 1991
    The Republic of Georgia introduces the post of President after its declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 1994
    In a U.S. friendly fire incident during Operation Provide Comfort in northern Iraq, two United States Air Force aircraft mistakenly shoot-down two United States Army helicopters, killing 26 people.
  • 1999
    A severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing A$2.3 billion in insured damages, the most costly natural disaster in Australian history.
  • 1999
    NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees – Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.
  • 2002
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returns to office two days after being ousted and arrested by the country’s military.
  • 2003
    The Human Genome Project is completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99%.
  • 2003
    U.S. troops in Baghdad capture Abu Abbas, leader of the Palestinian group that killed an American on the hijacked cruise liner the MS Achille Lauro in 1985.
  • 2005
    The Oregon Supreme Court nullifies marriage licenses issued to gay couples a year earlier by Multnomah County.
  • 2007
    At least 200,000 demonstrators in Ankara, Turkey protest against the possible candidacy of incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
  • 2010
    Nearly 2,700 are killed in a magnitude 6.9 earthquake in Yushu, Qinghai, China.

Who Were Born On April 14?

  • 1336
    Emperor Go-Kōgon of Japan (d. 1374)
  • 1572
    Adam Tanner, Austrian mathematician (d. 1632)
  • 1578
    King Philip III of Spain (d. 1621)
  • 1629
    Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician (d. 1695)
  • 1668
    Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish General (d. 1741)
  • 1714
    Adam Gib, Scottish religious leader (d. 1788)
  • 1738
    William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1809)
  • 1741
    Emperor Momozono of Japan (d. 1762)
  • 1773
    Jean-Baptiste de Villèle, French statesman (d. 1854)
  • 1788
    David G. Burnet, interim president of the Republic of Texas (d. 1870)
  • 1800
    John George Appold, fur dyer and engineer (d. 1865)
  • 1814
    Dimitri Kipiani, Georgian politician and writer (d. 1887)
  • 1818
    Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, queen of Hanover (d. 1909)
  • 1827
    Augustus Pitt Rivers, English archaeologist (d. 1900)
  • 1857
    Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Youngest daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Prince Consort (d. 1944)
  • 1866
    Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller’s teacher (d. 1936)
  • 1868
    Peter Behrens, German architect (d. 1940)
  • 1870
    Syd Gregory, Australian cricketer (d. 1929)
  • 1870
    Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (d. 1905)
  • 1872
    Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-born Islamic scholar and translator (d. 1953)
  • 1881
    Husain Salaahuddin, Maldivian writer (d. 1948)
  • 1882
    Moritz Schlick, Austrian philosopher, (d. 1936)
  • 1886
    Árpád Tóth, Hungarian poet (d. 1928)
  • 1886
    Ernst Robert Curtius, Alsatian philologist (d. 1956)
  • 1889
    Arnold Joseph Toynbee, English historian (d. 1975)
  • 1891
    B. R. Ambedkar, Indian jurist (d. 1956)
  • 1892
    Vere Gordon Childe, Australian philologist (d. 1957)
  • 1897
    Claire Windsor, American actress (d. 1972)
  • 1902
    Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1974)
  • 1903
    Henry Corbin, French philosopher and iranologist (d. 1978)
  • 1904
    Sir John Gielgud, English actor (d. 2000)
  • 1905
    Elizabeth Huckaby, American educator (d. 1999)
  • 1907
    François “Papa Doc” Duvalier, Haitian dictator (d. 1971)
  • 1916
    Don Willesee, Australian politician (d. 2003)
  • 1917
    Marvin Miller, American labor activist
  • 1917
    Valerie Hobson, British actress (d. 1998)
  • 1918
    Mary Healy, American actress
  • 1921
    Thomas Schelling, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1923
    Roberto DeVicenzo, Argentine golfer
  • 1924
    Shorty Rogers, American jazz musician (d. 1994)
  • 1925
    Abel Muzorewa, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (d. 2010)
  • 1925
    Gene Ammons, American jazz saxophonist (d. 1974)
  • 1925
    Rod Steiger, American actor (d. 2002)
  • 1926
    Frank Daniel, Czech-born writer, director and teacher (d. 1996)
  • 1926
    Liz Renay, American actress (d. 2007)
  • 1927
    Alan MacDiarmid, New Zealand chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2007)
  • 1927
    Dany Robin, French actress (d. 1995)
  • 1928
    Ezra Fleischer, Romanian dissident, later Israeli writer (d. 2006)
  • 1929
    Gerry Anderson, English television producer
  • 1930
    Bradford Dillman, American actor
  • 1930
    René Desmaison, French mountaineer (d. 2007)
  • 1931
    Paul Masnick, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1932
    Bob Grant, English actor (d. 2003)
  • 1932
    Loretta Lynn, American country musician/singer
  • 1933
    Boris Kolar, Croatian animator
  • 1933
    Boris Strugatsky, Russian author
  • 1934
    Fredric Jameson, American philosopher, cultural theorist
  • 1935
    Erich von Däniken, Swiss writer
  • 1936
    Bobby Nichols, American professional golfer
  • 1936
    Frank Serpico, American policeman
  • 1936
    Kenneth Mars, American actor (d. 2011)
  • 1941
    Julie Christie, British actress
  • 1941
    Pete Rose, American baseball player
  • 1942
    Björn Rosengren, Swedish politician
  • 1942
    Valentin Lebedev, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1944
    John Sergeant, British journalist
  • 1945
    Ritchie Blackmore, English guitarist (Deep Purple)
  • 1945
    Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, 8th Prime Minister of Samoa
  • 1946
    Mireille Guiliano, French-American author
  • 1948
    Anastasios Papaligouras, Greek lawyer and politician
  • 1949
    Chris Langham, British actor, writer, producer, director
  • 1949
    DeAnne Julius, American/English economist
  • 1949
    John Shea, American actor
  • 1950
    Francis Collins, American scientist, director of National Health Institutes
  • 1950
    Péter Esterházy, Hungarian writer
  • 1951
    José Eduardo González Navas, Spanish politician
  • 1951
    Julian Lloyd Webber, English cellist
  • 1952
    Mickey O'Sullivan, Irish sportsman
  • 1953
    David Buss, Evolutionary psychologist
  • 1954
    Bruce Sterling, American science fiction author
  • 1957
    Lothaire Bluteau, Canadian actor
  • 1957
    Mikhail Pletnev, Russian pianist, conductor and composer
  • 1957
    Richard Jeni, American comedian (d. 2007)
  • 1958
    John D'Aquino, American actor
  • 1958
    Peter Capaldi, Scottish actor and director
  • 1960
    Brad Garrett, American actor
  • 1961
    Daniel Clowes, American cartoonist and screenwriter
  • 1961
    Robert Carlyle, British actor
  • 1962
    Scott Boman, American politician
  • 1964
    Gina McKee, British actress
  • 1964
    Greg Battle, Canadian football player
  • 1965
    Kirk Windstein, American guitarist (Crowbar, Down)
  • 1965
    Tom Dey, American film director
  • 1966
    André Boisclair, Quebec politician (Parti Québécois)
  • 1966
    David Justice, American baseball player
  • 1966
    Greg Maddux, American baseball player
  • 1967
    Alain Côté, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1967
    Barrett Martin, American drummer and composer
  • 1967
    Nicola Berti, Italian footballer
  • 1968
    Anthony Michael Hall, American actor
  • 1969
    Brad Ausmus, American baseball player
  • 1969
    Mark Macon, American basketball player
  • 1969
    Martyn LeNoble, Dutch musician
  • 1969
    Vebjørn Selbekk, Norwegian journalist
  • 1970
    Emre Altuğ, Turkish singer
  • 1970
    Shizuka Kudō, Japanese singer
  • 1970
    Steve Avery, American baseball player
  • 1971
    Gregg Zaun, American baseball player
  • 1971
    Miguel Calero, Colombian footballer
  • 1971
    Peter Gibson, American writer
  • 1972
    Paul Devlin, England-born Scottish footballer
  • 1972
    Roberto Mejia, Dominican baseball player
  • 1973
    Adrien Brody, American actor
  • 1973
    David Miller, American tenor (Il Divo)
  • 1973
    Roberto Ayala, Argentine footballer
  • 1974
    Da Brat (Shawntae Harris), American rapper
  • 1975
    Amy Birnbaum, American voice actress
  • 1975
    Amy Dumas, American professional wrestler
  • 1975
    Anderson Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • 1975
    Avner Dorman, Israeli composer
  • 1975
    Konstantinos Nebegleras, Greek footballer
  • 1975
    Luciano Almeida, Brazilian footballer
  • 1975
    Rajeshwari Sachdev, Indian actress
  • 1976
    Anna DeForge, American basketball player
  • 1976
    Christian Älvestam, Swedish musician (Scar Symmetry)
  • 1976
    Jason Wiemer, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1976
    Kyle Farnsworth, American baseball player
  • 1977
    Chandra Levy, American intern (d. 2001)
  • 1977
    Rob McElhenney, American actor
  • 1977
    Sarah Michelle Gellar, American actress
  • 1978
    Paul O'Brien, Australian actor
  • 1979
    Marios Elia, Greek-Cypriot footballer
  • 1979
    Noé Pamarot, French footballer
  • 1979
    Rebecca DiPietro, American model
  • 1979
    Ross Filipo, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1980
    Claire Coffee, American actress
  • 1980
    Kieran Mahon, British musician (The Cooper Temple Clause)
  • 1980
    Win Butler, American/Canadian musician (Arcade Fire)
  • 1981
    Amy Leach, British theatre director
  • 1981
    Mustafa Güngör, German rugby player
  • 1982
    Mahii Vij, Indian dialy soap actress
  • 1983
    James McFadden, Scottish footballer
  • 1983
    Nikoloz Tskitishvili, Georgian basketball player
  • 1983
    William Obeng, Ghanaian/American football player
  • 1984
    Adán Sánchez, American singer (d. 2004)
  • 1984
    Blake Costanzo, American football player
  • 1984
    Charles Hamelin, Canadian short track speed skater
  • 1984
    Tyler Thigpen, American football player
  • 1985
    Grant Clitsome,Canadian Hockey Player
  • 1986
    Anne Watanabe, Japanese model
  • 1986
    Matt Derbyshire, English footballer
  • 1986
    Todd Gilles, American ice dancer
  • 1987
    Erwin Hoffer, Austrian footballer
  • 1987
    Michael Baze, American horse racing jockey (d. 2011)
  • 1988
    Vasileios Pliatsikas, Greek footballer
  • 1989
    Dafina Zeqiri, Kosovan-Swedish singer
  • 1989
    Joe Haden, American football player
  • 1993
    Graham Phillips, American actor
  • 1993
    Vivien Cardone, American actress
  • 1996
    Abigail Breslin, American actress

Who Died On April 14?

  • 1132
    Mstislav I of Kiev (b. 1076)
  • 1279
    Bolesław the Pious
  • 1322
    Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Lord Badlesmere, English soldier (b. 1275)
  • 1345
    Richard Aungerville, English bishop and writer (b. 1287)
  • 1471
    Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, English kingmaker (b. 1428)
  • 1574
    Louis of Nassau, Dutch general (killed in battle) (b. 1538)
  • 1578
    James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, consort of Mary, Queen of Scots
  • 1599
    Henry Wallop, English statesman
  • 1662
    William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman (b. 1582)
  • 1682
    Avvakum, Russian priest and writer (b. 1621) (April 1 O.S.)
  • 1716
    Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington, British admiral
  • 1721
    Michel Chamillart, French statesman (b. 1652)
  • 1759
    George Frideric Handel, German composer (b. 1685)
  • 1785
    William Whitehead, English writer (b. 1715)
  • 1792
    Maximilian Hell, Hungarian astronomer (b. 1720)
  • 1864
    Charles Lot Church, Nova Scotia politician (b. 1777)
  • 1910
    Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter (b. 1856)
  • 1911
    Addie Joss, American baseball player (b. 1880)
  • 1911
    Henri Elzéar Taschereau, French Canadian jurist and Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1836)
  • 1912
    Henri Brisson, French statesman (b. 1835)
  • 1914
    Hubert Bland, English co-founder of the Fabian Society (b. 1855)
  • 1917
    L. L. Zamenhof, Polish creator of Esperanto (b. 1859)
  • 1925
    John Singer Sargent, American artist (b. 1856)
  • 1930
    Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian writer (b. 1893)
  • 1935
    Amalie Emmy Noether, German mathematician (b. 1882)
  • 1941
    Guillermo Kahlo, father of Frida Kahlo (b. 1871)
  • 1943
    Yakov Dzhugashvili, the oldest child of Stalin (b. 1907)
  • 1950
    Sri Ramana Maharshi, Indian philosopher (b. 1879)
  • 1963
    Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan, Indian historian, (b. 1893)
  • 1964
    Rachel Carson, American author and environmentalist (b. 1907)
  • 1964
    Tatyana Alexeyevna Afanasyeva, Russian/Dutch mathematician (b. 1876)
  • 1965
    Dick Hickock (b. 1933) and Perry Smith (b. 1928) American murderers
  • 1968
    Al Benton, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 1975
    Fredric March, American actor (b. 1897)
  • 1975
    Günther Dyhrenfurth, Swiss mountaineer, geologist and Himalayan explorer (b. 1886)
  • 1976
    José Revueltas, Mexican writer (b. 1914)
  • 1978
    Joe Gordon, American baseball player (b. 1915)
  • 1983
    Gianni Rodari, Italian writer and journalist, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1970 (b. 1920)
  • 1983
    Pete Farndon, English bassist (The Pretenders) (b. 1952)
  • 1984
    Dionisis Papagiannopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1912)
  • 1985
    Noele Gordon, English actress (b. 1919
  • 1986
    Simone de Beauvoir, French feminist writer (b. 1908)
  • 1990
    Thurston Harris, American singer (b. 1931)
  • 1994
    Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (b. 1897)
  • 1995
    Burl Ives, American singer and actor (b. 1909)
  • 1999
    Anthony Newley, British actor and singer (b. 1931)
  • 1999
    Ellen Corby, American actress (b. 1911)
  • 2000
    Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player (b. 1910)
  • 2000
    Phil Katz, American computer programmer (b. 1962)
  • 2000
    Wilf Mannion, English footballer (b. 1918)
  • 2001
    Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japanese director (b. 1927)
  • 2001
    Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (b. 1939)
  • 2004
    Micheline Charest, French Canadian television producer (b. 1953)
  • 2006
    Mahmut Bakalli, Kosovo politician (b. 1936)
  • 2007
    Don Ho, American musician (b. 1930)
  • 2007
    June Callwood, Canadian journalist, author and social activist (b. 1924)
  • 2008
    Miguel Galvan, Mexican actor/comedian. (b. 1957)
  • 2008
    Ollie Johnston, the last living member of Disney’s Nine Old Men. (b. 1912)
  • 2008
    Tommy Holmes, American baseball player (b. 1918)
  • 2010
    Peter Steele, American musician (b. 1962)
  • 2011
    Trevor Bannister, English actor (b. 1934)
  • 2011
    Walter Breuning, American supercentenarian (b. 1896)

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