April 14: Day of the Week
April 14, 2021 was the 104th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 261 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1865U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell.
- 1927The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden.
- 1931Spanish Cortes depose King Alfonso XIII and proclaims the 2nd Spanish Republic.
- 1969At the U.S. Academy Awards there is a tie for the Academy Award for Best Actress between Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand.
- 19861 kg hailstones fall on the Gopalganj district of Bangladesh, killing 92. These are the heaviest hailstones ever recorded.
- 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.
- 2003The Human Genome Project is completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99%.
- 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?
- 1870Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (d. 1905)
- 1925Abel Muzorewa, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (d. 2010)
- 1936Kenneth Mars, American actor (d. 2011)
- 1945Ritchie Blackmore, English guitarist (Deep Purple)
- 1949DeAnne Julius, American/English economist
- 1969Vebjørn Selbekk, Norwegian journalist
- 1975Luciano Almeida, Brazilian footballer
- 1979Rebecca DiPietro, American model
- 1980Win Butler, American/Canadian musician (Arcade Fire)
- 1986Matt Derbyshire, English footballer
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