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!
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- 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
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
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.
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
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