14 APRIL
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • King Philip III Spain, 1578
  • Christiaan Huygens, 1629
  • James Branch Cabell, 1879
  • Arnold Joseph Toynbee, 1889
  • Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, 1902
  • Sir John Gielgud, 1904
  • 'Papa Doc' François Duvalier, 1907
  • Richard Salant, 1914
  • Rod Steiger, 1925
  • Loretta Lynn, 1935
  • Frank Serpico, 1936
  • Pete Rose, 1939
  • Julie Christie, 1940
  • Ritchie Blackmore, 1945
  • Anthony Michael Hall, 1968
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar, 1977
  • Abigail Breslin, 1996

Died On This Day:

  • Pope Sergius III, AD 911
  • Ernest Bevin, 1951
  • Rachel Carson, 1964
  • Michael Flanders, 1975
  • Fredric March, 1975
  • Simone de Beauvoir, 1986
  • Burl Ives, 1995

Today's Events:

  • 1471 - Yorkists beat Lancastrians at Battle of Barnet; King Henry VI deposed.
  • 1775 - First abolitionist society, Society for Relief of Free Negroes Held in Bondage, est. Benjamin Franklin.
  • 1789 - George Washington notified by the Commerce Secretary that he had been voted President.
  • 1828 - Noah Webster's dictionary published - American Dictionary of the English Language - first Yankee dictionary.
  • 1849 - Hungary declares independence.
  • 1861 - Battle of Fort Sumter ends after two days; only one casualty - an accidental rifle backfire. Civil War.
  • 1865 - Abraham Lincoln shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre, Washington D.C at 10:15 p.m.
  • 1894 - Thomas A. Edison opens first movie theatre ('peep show') at 1155 Broadway, NY; 5¢ admission.
  • 1900 - World Exposition, largest World's Fair in history, opens in Paris; electricity big attraction.
  • 1902 - First J.C. Penny store opens in Kemmerer, WY.
  • 1910 - President William Howard Taft becomes first U.S. President to pitch a ball to open baseball season.
  • 1912 - SS Titanic strikes an iceberg at 10:25 p.m. and starts sinking. First telegraph signal sent 11:00 pm.
  • 1914 - Lt. Douglas Campbell becomes first American to shoot down German plane.
  • 1918 - Marshal Ferdinand Foch becomes commander of Allied armies.
  • 1921 - Largest snowfall on record - 76 inches in 24 hours at Silver Lake, CO.
  • 1927 - First Volvo model, the OV4, nicknamed 'Jakob' rolls off the assembly line in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 1929 - Monaco Grand Prix first run.
  • 1931 - Alfonso XIII King of Spain abdicates-fall of Spanish monarchy-republic proclaimed.
  • 1944 - Cargo ship Fort Stikine explodes in Bombay harbor, 27 other ships sunk, 1500 die.
  • 1956 - First video tape recorder demonstrated by Ampex Corporation.
  • 1986 - U.S. planes bomb Libya in retaliation for their bombing Berlin disco and other terrorist acts.
  • 2000 - Massive stock sell off sees Dow Jones falling record 616 points (-5.6%)
  • 2014 - 276 young girls are kidnapped by Islamic militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Tiburtius
  • Lambert of Lyons
  • Martyrs of Lithuania
  • Valerius and Maximus
  • Antony
  • Ardalion
  • Benezet
  • Bernard of Tiron or Abbeville
  • John of Vilna
  • John and Eustace
  • Caradoc
  • Justin

Holiday:

  • Pan American Day
  • Hie Jinja Sanno Matsuri in Japan
  • Birthday of Hanvman - monkey demigod of the Hindus, 3 day Shinto Festival begins in Japan

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • PESACH or Passover (Jewish), begins 15th day of lunar month Nisan thru 22nd
  • PALM SUNDAY, Sunday before Easter and first day of Holy Week.
  • MAUNDY THURSDAY, Thursday before Easter
  • GOOD FRIDAY, Friday before Easter
  • EASTER (SUNDAY) (March to May) the first Sunday after the first full moon after the veral equinox (March 22-April 25) in Western churches;
  • EASTER MONDAY, Monday after Easter.
  • CH'ING MING, Festival of Pure Brightness in China (Beginning of second moon (about March 21)
  • NAEFELSERFAHRT, Swiss pilgrimage the first Thursday in April to Näfels
  • BAISAKHI (in India) or VOISHU (in Kerala) or BOHAG BIHU (in Assam) - (Hindu New Year Festival)
  • VESAK (Commemoration of birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha) celebrated Southeast Asia.
  • MOTHER'S DAY (U.S.), second Sunday in May
  • FESTIVAL OF JOAN OF ARC in France, second Sunday in May
  • MEMORIAL DAY (U.S.), Last Monday in May
  • MAHAVIR JAYANTI, Indian festival celebrating birth of Lord Mahavira, celebrated early April
  • AKSHAYA TRITIYA, Hindu Festival, celebrated late April
  • DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME - begins first Sunday in April - clocks forward
  • Arbor Day - last Friday in April

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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