About April 14

April 14, 2020 is the 105th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 261 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Aries is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 304 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 14

  • 1028
    Henry III, son of Conrad, is elected king of the Germans.
  • 1294
    Temür, grandson of Kublai, is elected Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty with the reigning titles Oljeitu and Chengzong.
  • 1434
    The foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, France is laid.
  • 1849
    Hungary declares itself independent of Austria with Lajos Kossuth as its leader.
  • 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.
  • 1931
    First edition of the Highway Code published in Great Britain.
  • 1931
    Spanish Cortes depose King Alfonso XIII and proclaims the 2nd Spanish Republic.
  • 1939
    The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck is first published by the Viking Press.
  • 1944
    Bombay Explosion: A massive explosion in Bombay harbor kills 300 and causes economic damage valued then at 20 million pounds.
  • 1958
    The Soviet satellite Sputnik 2 falls from orbit after a mission duration of 162 days.
  • 1978
    1978 Tbilisi Demonstrations: Thousands of Georgians demonstrate against Soviet attempts to change the constitutional status of the Georgian language.
  • 1986
    1 kg hailstones fall on the Gopalganj district of Bangladesh, killing 92. These are the heaviest hailstones ever recorded.
  • 1988
    In a United Nations ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, the Soviet Union signs an agreement pledging to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    The Oregon Supreme Court nullifies marriage licenses issued to gay couples a year earlier by Multnomah County.

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