14 April

April 14 is the 104th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 261 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about April 14th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 14th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • International Moment Of Laughter Day.
  • International Laverbad Day.
  • World Chagas Disease Day.
  • National Dolphin Day
  • National Look Up At The Sky Day
  • That Sucks Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – April 14

2003: The Human Genome Project is completed

The project dedicated to mapping the genes of the human genome was started in October 1990.

1988: The Soviet Union agrees to withdraw from Afghanistan

Soviet troops had invaded the country in 1979 to support the communist rulers. They were defeated primarily by the Mujahideen, who were groups of militant Islamists sponsored by the CIA.

1986: The heaviest hailstones ever recorded hit Bangladesh

The lumps of ice weighed about 1 kg (2.2 lb). At total of 92 people reportedly died as a result.

1912: Doomed passenger liner RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the North Atlantic

The subsequent sinking of the world’s largest ocean liner of the time resulted in more than 1500 deaths. It was one of the worst peacetime maritime disasters in history.

1865: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is shot

The assassin, John Wilkes Booth, wanted to revive the Confederate cause, mere days after their surrender to the Union Army, bringing the American Civil War to an end. Lincoln died the next day.

1950: A Soviet soldier gives a can of milk to a polar bear, Chukotka, 1950

A Soviet soldier gives a can of milk to a polar bear, Chukotka, 1950
A Soviet soldier gives a can of milk to a polar bear, Chukotka, 1950

1865: US President Abraham Lincoln is shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington; he dies a day later in 1865

1841: 1st detective story published, Edgar Allan Poe’s “Murders in Rue Morgue”.

1828: The First American dictionary author Noah Webster registers its copyright for publication in 1828.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, April 14

1977: Sarah Michelle Gellar, American actress, producer

1904: John Gielgud, English actor, director, producer

1892: V. Gordon Childe, Australian archaeologist, philologist

1891: B. R. Ambedkar, Indian jurist, politician

1629: Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician, astronomer, physicist

Dr. B R Ambedkar was born

Loretta Lynn was born

Abigeil Breslen was born

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, April 14

1964: Rachel Carson, American biologist, author

1950: Ramana Maharshi, Indian philosopher

1935: Amalie Emmy Noether, German mathematician

1925: John Singer Sargent, American painter

1759: George Frideric Handel, German/English composer

George Frederic Handel died

M. Visesvarya died

Ramana Maharshi died

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