April 14

April 14 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2015 Daily Holidays that fall on April 14, include:

  • Air Force Reserve Birthday 
  • Be Kind to Lawyers Day - April 14, 2015 (Second Tuesday in April)
  • Children with Alopecia Day 
  • Dictionary Day 
  • Free Cone Day (at Ben & Jerry's) - April 14, 2015 from 12pm-8pm
  • International Moment of Laughter Day 
  • Look up at the Sky Day 
  • National Dolphin Day 
  • National Library Day - April 14, 2015 (Tuesday of Library Week)
  • National Library Workers Day - April 14, 2015
  • National Pecan Day 
  • Pan American Day 
  • Pathologists Assistant Day 

2015 Weekly Holidays that include April 14, are:

  • Holocaust Remembrance Week - April 12-19, 2015 (Starts the Sunday before Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and continues through the following Sunday)
  • International Dark Sky Week - April 13-18, 2015
  • National Animal Control Appreciation Week - April 12-18, 2015 (Second Full Week of April)
  • National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week - April 12-18, 2015
  • National Garden Week - April 13-19, 2015
  • National Library Week - April 12-18, 2015 (Second Full Week of April)
  • National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week - April 12-18, 2015
  • National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week - April 12-18, 2015 (Second Week of April)
  • National Volunteer Week - April 12-18, 2015
  • Undergraduate Research Week - April 13-17, 2015
  • Week of the Young Child - April 12-18, 2015 

2015 Monthly Holidays that include April 14, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our April Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of April.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.




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Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for April 14 is Aries.


Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for April are:

  • Daisy - signifies innocence, loyal love, and purity
  • Sweet Pea - signify blissful pleasure, but are also used to say good-bye.


Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.


Famous Birthdays

  • 1857 - Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (d. 1944)
  • 1932 - Loretta Lynn, American Country singer/songwriter
  • 1936 - Bobby Nichols, American golfer
  • 1936 - Frank Serpico, American police officer (1973 film Serpico with Al Pacino was made to tell his story about being a whistle blower of Police corruption)
  • 1941 - Julie Christie, British actress (Dr. Zhivago, Shampoo)
  • 1949 - John Shea, America actor and director
  • 1966 - David Justice, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1973 - Adrien Brody, American actor and producer
  • 1977 - Sarah Michelle Gellar, American actress and producer (All My Children, Buffy)


Famous Deaths

  • 1759 - George Frideric Handel, German/English composer and organist (b. 1685)
  • 1983 - Pete Farndon, English bass player (The Pretenders) (b. 1952)
  • 2007 - Don Ho, American singer and ukulele player (b. 1930)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1976 - Carl Bernstein, Washington Post Reporter weds Nora Ephron, writer and director
  • 2012 - Dave Haywood, singer of Lady Antebellum, weds Kelli Cashiola, executive at Warner Bros. Records


Quote of the Day




Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day


The Holidays and Observances, Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day for April 14th is to purchase REAL FOODS!

The Month of April is National Food Month.  Our Food Tip for April 14th is to purchase REAL FOODS!  What are REAL FOODS?

Real foods are ones that are not highly processed, contain no refined ingredients, and do not come in a box or bag.  They look like meals that your grandparents would have eaten!

Find out more about REAL FOODS, from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits.


This Day in History

  • 70 - During the Siege of Jerusalem, Titus, the son of emperor Vespasian surrounds the capital with four Roman legions
  • 1434 - In Nantes, France, the foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul is laid
  • 1775 - The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage is the first abolition society that is organized in the US in Philadelphia
  • 1792 - The French Revolutionary War is started when France declares war on Austria
  • 1818 - US Medical Corp is formed
  • 1828 - The First American Dictionary, by Noah Webster is copyrighted
  • 1836 - US Congress forms the Territory of Wisconsin
  • 1860 - The first Pony Express rider reaches San Francisco, CA 
  • 1865 - US President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth in the Ford Theatre, and he died on April 15th.
  • 1912 - RMS Titanic hits an iceberg off Newfoundland at 11:40pm and sinks the morning of April 15th (See the Iceberg Collesion scence below)




  • 1920 - 219 people are killed by tornadoes in Alabama and Mississippi
  • 1939 - American author John Steinbeck, publishes The Grapes of Wrath
  • 1941 - 3600 Jews are rounded up in Paris, France by the Germans
  • 1971 - Fort Point, San Francisco is dedicated as a National Historic site
  • 1978 - Korean Air Lines Boeing 707 crashes in Russia after it is fired upon by the Soviets
  • 1986 - The heaviest hailstones every recorded of 2.2 lbs fall in Bangladesh, and kill 92
  • 1994 - US F-15 accidentally shoots 2 US helicopters down over Iraq and 26 die
  • 1999 - A hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia and is the most costly natural disaster in Australian History
  • 2010 - 6.9 earthquake hits Yushu, Qinghai, China and kills close to 2,700


This Day in Music

  • 1979 - The Doobie Brothers single, "What a Fool Believes" hits #1 on the US charts
  • 1990 - Madonna's single Vogue hits #1 in the UK - also in the US (shown below)
  • 2009 - George Harrison, of the Beatles receives a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Los Angeles, CA



This Day in Sports

  • 1910 - President Taft starts the tradition of throwing out ball on opening day
  • 1964 - Sandy Koufax throws his 9th complete game without allowing a walk
  • 1968 - The first NBA game is played at Madison Square Garden
  • 1974 - Gary Player shoots a 278 and wins the 38th Golf Masters Championship


Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Hapax Legomenon

1. A word occurring only once in a given corpus.

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