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April 14 Historical Events

The following events took place on April 14. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 61 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 43 BC
    Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Caesar’s assassin Decimus Brutus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, but is then immediately defeated by the army of the other consul, Aulus Hirtius.
  • 69
    Vitellius, commander of the Rhine armies, defeats Emperor Otho in the Battle of Bedriacum and seizes the throne.
  • 70
    Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, surrounds the Jewish capital with four Roman legions.
  • 193
    Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans).
  • 966
    After his marriage to the Christian Doubravka of Bohemia, the pagan ruler of the Polans, Mieszko I, converts to Christianity, an event considered to be the founding of the Polish state.
  • 1028
    Henry III, son of Conrad, is elected King of Germany.
  • 1205
    Battle of Adrianople between Bulgarians and Crusaders.
  • 1294
    Temür, grandson of Kublai, is elected Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan dynasty with the reigning titles Oljeitu and Chengzong.
  • 1341
    Sack of Saluzzo (Italy) by Italian-Angevine troops under Manfred V, Marquess of Saluzzo.
  • 1434
    The foundation stone of Nantes Cathedral, France is laid.
  • 1471
    In England, the Yorkists under Edward IV defeat the Lancastrians under the Earl of Warwick at the Battle of Barnet; the Earl is killed and Edward IV resumes the throne.
  • 1639
    Imperial forces are defeated by the Swedes at the Battle of Chemnitz. The Swedish victory prolongs the Thirty Years’ War and allows them to advance into Bohemia.
  • 1699
    Khalsa: The Sikh religion was formalised as the Khalsa - the brotherhood of Warrior-Saints - by Guru Gobind Singh in northern India, in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar.
  • 1715
    The Yamasee War begins in South Carolina.
  • 1775
    The first abolition society in North America is established. The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage is organized in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush.
  • 1816
    Bussa, a slave in British-ruled Barbados, leads a slave rebellion and is killed. For this, he is remembered as the first national hero of Barbados.
  • 1828
    Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary.
  • 1846
    The Donner Party of pioneers departs Springfield, Illinois, for California, on what will become a year-long journey of hardship, cannibalism, and survival.
  • 1849
    Hungary declares itself independent of Austria with Lajos Kossuth as its leader.
  • 1860
    The first Pony Express rider reaches San Francisco.
  • 1865
    U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is shot in Ford’s Theatre by John Wilkes Booth (died April 15th).
  • 1865
    U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell.
  • 1881
    The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight is fought in El Paso, Texas.
  • 1890
    The Pan-American Union is founded by the First International Conference of American States in Washington, D.C.
  • 1894
    The first ever commercial motion picture house opened in New York City using ten Kinetoscopes, a device for peep-show viewing of films.
  • 1906
    The Azusa Street Revival opens and will launch Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement.
  • 1909
    A massacre is organized by Ottoman Empire against Armenian population of Cilicia.
  • 1912
    The British passenger liner RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 23:40 (sinks morning of April 15th).
  • 1927
    The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • 1928
    The Bremen, a German Junkers W33 type aircraft, reaches Greenly Island, Canada - the first successful transatlantic aeroplane flight from east to west.

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