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Wednesday October 14, 2020

October 14: Day of the Week

October 14, 2020 is the 288th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 78 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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October 14 Historical Event(s)

  • 1322
    Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland’s independence.
  • 1586
    Mary, Queen of Scots, goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I of England.
  • 1656
    Massachusetts enacts the first punitive legislation against the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). The marriage of church-and-state in Puritanism makes them regard the Quakers as spiritually apostate and politically subversive.
  • 1773
    The first recorded Ministry of Education, the Komisja Edukacji Narodowej (Polish for Commission of National Education), is formed in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
  • 1920
    Part of Petsamo Province is ceded by the Soviet Union to Finland.
  • 1964
    Leonid Brezhnev becomes the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and thereby, along with his allies - such as Alexei Kosygin - the leader of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), ousting the former monolithic leader Nikita Khrushchev, and sending him into retirement as a nonperson in the USSR.
  • 1968
    An earthquake rated at 6.8 on the Richter Scale destroys the Australian town of Meckering, Western Australia, and it also ruptures all nearby main highways and railroads.
  • 1968
    The first live telecast from a manned spacecraft, the Apollo 7, launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the U.S.A.
  • 2004
    A special nine-member council selects Norodom Sihamoni as the new King of Cambodia, replacing his father who abdicated a week earlier.
  • 2006
    College football brawl between University of Miami and Florida International University leads to suspensions of 31 players of both teams.

Who were born on October 14?

  • 1842
    Joe Start, American baseball player (d. 1927)
  • 1882
    Charlie Parker, English cricketer (d. 1959)
  • 1929
    Yvon Durelle, Canadian boxer (d. 2007)
  • 1946
    Dan McCafferty, Scottish musician (Nazareth)
  • 1965
    Karyn White, American singer
  • 1967
    Sylvain Lefebvre, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1970
    Pär Zetterberg, Swedish football player
  • 1977
    Kelly Schumacher, Canadian basketball player
  • 1978
    Steven Thompson, Scottish footballer
  • 1985
    Sherlyn, Mexican actress

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