April 14: Day of the Week
April 14, 2019 was the 104th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 261 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 43 BCBattle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar’s assassin Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, who is wounded.
- 1639Imperial 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.
- 1816Bussa, 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.
- 1906The Azusa Street Revival opens and will launch Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement.
- 1935“Black Sunday Storm”, the worst dust storm of the U.S. Dust Bowl.
- 1939The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck is first published by the Viking Press.
- 1967Gnassingbé Eyadéma overthrows President of Togo Nicolas Grunitzky and installs himself as the new president, a title he would hold for the next 38 years.
- 1981STS-1 – The first operational space shuttle, Columbia (OV-102) completes its first test flight.
- 2003U.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.
- 2010Nearly 2,700 are killed in a magnitude 6.9 earthquake in Yushu, Qinghai, China.
Who were born on April 14?
- 1907François “Papa Doc” Duvalier, Haitian dictator (d. 1971)
- 1924Shorty Rogers, American jazz musician (d. 1994)
- 1925Gene Ammons, American jazz saxophonist (d. 1974)
- 1936Bobby Nichols, American professional golfer
- 1954Bruce Sterling, American science fiction author
- 1973Adrien Brody, American actor
- 1977Sarah Michelle Gellar, American actress
- 1979Rebecca DiPietro, American model
- 1985Grant Clitsome,Canadian Hockey Player
- 1993Vivien Cardone, American actress
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