About April 14

April 14, 2024 is the 105th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 261 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

What Happened On April 14

  • 70
    Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, surrounds the Jewish capital, with four Roman legions.
  • 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.
  • 1860
    The first Pony Express rider reaches Sacramento, California.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1956
    In Chicago, Illinois, videotape is first demonstrated.
  • 1958
    The Soviet satellite Sputnik 2 falls from orbit after a mission duration of 162 days.
  • 1981
    STS-1 – The first operational space shuttle, Columbia (OV-102) completes its first test flight.
  • 1999
    NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees – Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.
  • 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.

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