April 14: Day of the Week
April 14, 2021 is the 104th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 261 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries is the zodiac 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.
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April 14 Historical Event(s)
- 1828Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary.
- 1912The 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.
- 1931First edition of the Highway Code published in Great Britain.
- 1939The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck is first published by the Viking Press.
- 1956In Chicago, Illinois, videotape is first demonstrated.
- 19861 kg hailstones fall on the Gopalganj district of Bangladesh, killing 92. These are the heaviest hailstones ever recorded.
- 1999A severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing A$2.3 billion in insured damages, the most costly natural disaster in Australian history.
- 1999NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees – Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.
- 2002Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returns to office two days after being ousted and arrested by the country’s military.
- 2010Nearly 2,700 are killed in a magnitude 6.9 earthquake in Yushu, Qinghai, China.
Who were born on April 14?
- 1904Sir John Gielgud, English actor (d. 2000)
- 1925Gene Ammons, American jazz saxophonist (d. 1974)
- 1935Erich von Däniken, Swiss writer
- 1936Kenneth Mars, American actor (d. 2011)
- 1942Björn Rosengren, Swedish politician
- 1972Roberto Mejia, Dominican baseball player
- 1975Anderson Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist
- 1977Sarah Michelle Gellar, American actress
- 1979Rebecca DiPietro, American model
- 1984Adán Sánchez, American singer (d. 2004)
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