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.
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)
- 1656Massachusetts 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.
- 1806Battle of Jena-Auerstädt France defeats Prussia.
- 1812Work on London’s Regent’s Canal starts.
- 1882University of the Punjab is founded in a part of India that later became West Pakistan.
- 1908The Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, clinching the World Series. It would be their last one to date.
- 1913Senghenydd Colliery Disaster, the United Kingdom’s worst coal mining accident, occurs, and it claims the lives of 439 miners.
- 1925An Anti-French uprising in French-occupied Damascus, Syria. (All French inhabitants flee the city.)
- 1938The first flight of the Curtiss Aircraft Company’s P-40 Warhawk fighter plane.
- 1939The GS U-47 sinks the British battleship HMS Royal Oak within her harbour at Scapa Flow, Scotland.
- 1958The District of Columbia’s Bar Association votes to accept African-Americans as member attorneys.
Who were born on October 14?
- 1630Sophia of Hanover, Princess Palatine and Electress of Saxony (d. 1714)
- 1861Artur Gavazzi, Croatian geographer (d. 1944)
- 1909Dorothy Kingsley, American screenwriter (d. 1996)
- 1940Perrie Mans, South African snooker player
- 1944Udo Kier, German actor
- 1947Lukas Resetarits, Austrian cabaret artist
- 1963Yim Jae-beom, South Korean singer
- 1982Cosmin Curiman, Romanian football player
- 1982Ryan Hall, American marathoner
- 1986Skyler Shaye, American actress
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