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April 14th

April 14th is the 104th day of the year (105th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 261 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about April 14th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on April 14th

1563 Guru Arjan (Sikh Guru)

1578 Philip III (King of Spain 1598-1621)

1629 Christiaan Huygens (mathematician, astronomer, physicist)

1904 Sir John Gielgud (actor)

1925 Rod Steiger (actor)

1929 Gerry Anderson (publisher, producer/director, writer - Thunderbirds)

1935 Erich von Däniken (writer)

1941 Julie Christie (actress)

1944 John Sergeant (journalist)

1945 Ritchie Blackmore (guitarist - Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmore's Night)

1951 Julian Lloyd Webber (cellist)

1954 Bruce Sterling (author)

1958 Peter Capaldi (actor)

1961 Robert Carlyle (actor)

1965 Yukihiro Matsumoto (creator of the Ruby programming language)

1968 Anthony Michael Hall (actor)

1977 Sarah Michelle Gellar (actress)

1978 Usher (singer/songwriter)

April 14th in History

70 Titus, son of the Roman Emperor Vespasian, surrounds Jerusalem with four legions, beginning the siege of that city.

1028 Henry III elected King of Germany.

1434 foundation stone of Nantes Cathedral laid.

1775 The first abolitionist society in North America founded: The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage.

1816 Bussa, the lader of slave revolt in Barbados is killed. He is remembered today as a national hero.

1828 Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary.

1849 Hungary declares independence from Austria.

1865 Abraham Lincoln shot by John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C.

Abraham Lincoln

1890 Pan-American Union (now the Organization of American States) is founded.

1902 James Cash Penney opens the first J. C. Penney store.

1912 RMS Titanic hits an iceberg at 11:40pm.

RMS Titanic

1927 First Volvo car debuts.

1931 Spanish Cortes deposes King Alfonso XIII establishing the second Spanish Republic.

1942 Malta received the George Cross for gallantry in the face of German and Italian air attacks. Today the George Cross appears on the Maltese flag.

1981 Successful completion of STS-1, the first Space Shuttle mission, which was launched 2 days previously.

Space Shuttle

2003 Human Genome Project completed.

April 14th is also

Black Day (South Korea)

Youth Day (Angola)


People born on April 14th are Aries


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