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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 70Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, surrounds the Jewish capital, with four Roman legions.
- 1205Battle of Adrianople between Bulgarians and Crusaders.
- 1865U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated in Ford’s Theatre by John Wilkes Booth.
- 1881The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight is fought in El Paso, Texas.
- 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.
- 1969At the U.S. Academy Awards there is a tie for the Academy Award for Best Actress between Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand.
- 1986In retaliation for the April 5 bombing in West Berlin that killed two U.S. servicemen, U.S. president Ronald Reagan orders major bombing raids against Libya, killing 60 people.
- 1988In a United Nations ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, the Soviet Union signs an agreement pledging to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
- 1994In a U.S. friendly fire incident during Operation Provide Comfort in northern Iraq, two United States Air Force aircraft mistakenly shoot-down two United States Army helicopters, killing 26 people.
- 1999NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees – Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.
Who were born on April 14?
- 1800John George Appold, fur dyer and engineer (d. 1865)
- 1814Dimitri Kipiani, Georgian politician and writer (d. 1887)
- 1818Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, queen of Hanover (d. 1909)
- 1866Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller’s teacher (d. 1936)
- 1907François “Papa Doc” Duvalier, Haitian dictator (d. 1971)
- 1918Mary Healy, American actress
- 1927Dany Robin, French actress (d. 1995)
- 1954Bruce Sterling, American science fiction author
- 1971Peter Gibson, American writer
- 1981Mustafa Güngör, German rugby player
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