October 14: Day of the Week
October 14, 2021 is the 287th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 78 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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.
- 1805Battle of Elchingen, France defeats Austria.
- 1806Battle of Jena-Auerstädt France defeats Prussia.
- 1882University of the Punjab is founded in a part of India that later became West Pakistan.
- 1943Prisoners at the Nazi German Sobibor extermination camp in Poland revolt against the Germans, killing eleven SS guards, and wounding many more. About 300 of the Sobibor Camp’s 600 prisoners escape, and about 50 of these survive the end of the war.
- 1944Athens, Greece, is liberated by British Army troops entering the city as the Wehrmacht pulls out during World War II. This clears the way for the Greek government-in-exile to return to its historic capital city, with George Papandreou, Sr., as the head-of-government.
- 1966The city of Montreal, Quebec, begins the operation of its underground Montreal Metro rapid-transit system.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1994The Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, The Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, and the Foreign Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres, receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their role in the establishment of the Oslo Accords and the framing of the future Palestinian Self Government.
Who were born on October 14?
- 1930Mobutu Sese Seko, President of Zaire (d. 1997)
- 1940Cliff Richard, English singer
- 1946Al Oliver, American baseball player
- 1963Lori Petty, American actress
- 1967Pat Kelly, American baseball player
- 1981Gautam Gambhir, Indian cricketer
- 1982Matt Roth, American football player
- 1984LaRon Landry, American football player
- 1988Mario Titone, Italian footballer
- 1988Will Atkinson, English footballer
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