April 14: Day of the Week
April 14, 2023 is the 104th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 261 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1205Battle of Adrianople between Bulgarians and Crusaders.
- 1775The 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.
- 1881The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight is fought in El Paso, Texas.
- 1890The Pan-American Union is founded by the First International Conference of American States in Washington, D.C.
- 1931First edition of the Highway Code published in Great Britain.
- 1935“Black Sunday Storm”, the worst dust storm of the U.S. Dust Bowl.
- 1981STS-1 – The first operational space shuttle, Columbia (OV-102) completes its first test flight.
- 1988The USS Samuel B. Roberts strikes a mine in the Persian Gulf during Operation Earnest Will.
- 2002Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returns to office two days after being ousted and arrested by the country’s military.
- 2007At least 200,000 demonstrators in Ankara, Turkey protest against the possible candidacy of incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Who were born on April 14?
- 1714Adam Gib, Scottish religious leader (d. 1788)
- 1886Ernst Robert Curtius, Alsatian philologist (d. 1956)
- 1925Rod Steiger, American actor (d. 2002)
- 1926Frank Daniel, Czech-born writer, director and teacher (d. 1996)
- 1949Chris Langham, British actor, writer, producer, director
- 1958Peter Capaldi, Scottish actor and director
- 1964Gina McKee, British actress
- 1967Barrett Martin, American drummer and composer
- 1976Kyle Farnsworth, American baseball player
- 1977Chandra Levy, American intern (d. 2001)
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