April 14: Day of the Week
April 14, 2020 was the 105th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 261 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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.
- 1846The Donner Party of pioneers departs Springfield, Illinois, for California, on what will become a year-long journey of hardship, cannibalism, and survival.
- 1849Hungary declares itself independent of Austria with Lajos Kossuth as its leader.
- 1906The Azusa Street Revival opens and will launch Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement.
- 1909A massacre is organized by Ottoman Empire against Armenian population of Cilicia.
- 1939The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck is first published by the Viking Press.
- 1958The Soviet satellite Sputnik 2 falls from orbit after a mission duration of 162 days.
- 1999A severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing A$2.3 billion in insured damages, the most costly natural disaster in Australian history.
Who were born on April 14?
- 1902Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1974)
- 1917Valerie Hobson, British actress (d. 1998)
- 1927Alan MacDiarmid, New Zealand chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2007)
- 1941Pete Rose, American baseball player
- 1951Julian Lloyd Webber, English cellist
- 1954Bruce Sterling, American science fiction author
- 1957Mikhail Pletnev, Russian pianist, conductor and composer
- 1972Paul Devlin, England-born Scottish footballer
- 1975Luciano Almeida, Brazilian footballer
- 1981Amy Leach, British theatre director
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