About April 14

April 14, 2021 is the 104th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 261 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 293 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 14

  • 69
    Vitellius, commander of the Rhine armies, defeats Emperor Otho in the Battle of Bedriacum and seizes the throne.
  • 1028
    Henry III, son of Conrad, is elected king of the Germans.
  • 1434
    The foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, France is laid.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees – Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.
  • 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.

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