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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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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1806
    Battle of Jena-Auerstädt France defeats Prussia.
  • 1812
    Work on London’s Regent’s Canal starts.
  • 1882
    University of the Punjab is founded in a part of India that later became West Pakistan.
  • 1908
    The Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, clinching the World Series. It would be their last one to date.
  • 1913
    Senghenydd Colliery Disaster, the United Kingdom’s worst coal mining accident, occurs, and it claims the lives of 439 miners.
  • 1925
    An Anti-French uprising in French-occupied Damascus, Syria. (All French inhabitants flee the city.)
  • 1938
    The first flight of the Curtiss Aircraft Company’s P-40 Warhawk fighter plane.
  • 1939
    The GS U-47 sinks the British battleship HMS Royal Oak within her harbour at Scapa Flow, Scotland.
  • 1958
    The District of Columbia’s Bar Association votes to accept African-Americans as member attorneys.

Who were born on October 14?

  • 1630
    Sophia of Hanover, Princess Palatine and Electress of Saxony (d. 1714)
  • 1861
    Artur Gavazzi, Croatian geographer (d. 1944)
  • 1909
    Dorothy Kingsley, American screenwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1940
    Perrie Mans, South African snooker player
  • 1944
    Udo Kier, German actor
  • 1947
    Lukas Resetarits, Austrian cabaret artist
  • 1963
    Yim Jae-beom, South Korean singer
  • 1982
    Cosmin Curiman, Romanian football player
  • 1982
    Ryan Hall, American marathoner
  • 1986
    Skyler Shaye, American actress

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