October 14: Day of the Week
October 14, 2019 is the 287th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 78 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1773The first recorded Ministry of Education, the Komisja Edukacji Narodowej (Polish for Commission of National Education), is formed in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
- 1840The Maronite leader Bashir II surrenders to the British Army and then is sent into exile on the islands of Malta.
- 1912While campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the former President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, is shot and mildly wounded by John Schrank, a mentally-disturbed saloon keeper. With the fresh wound in his chest, and the bullet still within it, Mr. Roosevelt still carries out his scheduled public speech.
- 1957Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian Monarch to open up an annual session of the Canadian Parliament, presenting her Speech from the Throne in Ottawa, Canada.
- 1967The Vietnam War: The folk singer Joan Baez is arrested concerning a physical blockade of the U.S. Army’s induction center in Oakland, California.
- 1968An 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.
- 1968Jim Hines of the United States of America becomes the first man ever to break the so-called “ten-second barrier” in the 100-meter sprint in the Summer Olympic Games held in Mexico City with a time of 9.95 seconds.
- 1969The United Kingdom introduces the British fifty-pence coin, which replaces, over the following years, the British ten-shilling note, in anticipation of the decimalization of the British currency in 1971, and the abolition of the shilling as a unit of currency anywhere in the world.
- 1979The first Gay Rights March on Washington, D.C., the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, demands “an end to all social, economic, judicial, and legal oppression of lesbian and gay people”, and draws 200,000 people.
- 1982U.S. President Ronald Reagan proclaims a War on Drugs.
Who were born on October 14?
- 1633James II of England and VII of Scotland (d. 1701)
- 1840Dimitri Pisarev, Russian writer and social critic (d. 1868)
- 1942Evelio Javier, Filipino politician and civil servant (d. 1986)
- 1946Dan McCafferty, Scottish musician (Nazareth)
- 1952Nikolai Andrianov, Soviet gymnast
- 1967Stephen A. Smith, American sports journalist
- 1973Lasha Zhvania, Georgian politician
- 1977Barry Ditewig, Dutch football goalkeeper
- 1984LaRon Landry, American football player
- 1988Pia Toscano, American Singer
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