34 fun facts for April, 14

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
April 14 is a day filled with remarkable events and celebrations, including the first edition of Noah Webster's American Dictionary, South Korea's Black Day, National Dolphin Day, and the Titanic disaster. It's also a day to recognize the benefits of laughter, practice yoga, and celebrate the beginning of multiple Lunar New Year traditions.
34 Fun facts
  1. On April 14, 1828, the first edition of Noah Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language was published. Webster's dictionary contained over 70,000 entries and defined many words in the developing American English dialect.
  2. Black Day is observed on April 14 in South Korea. A day for unattached people to meet and socialize, singles gather to eat Jajangmyeon, black soybean paste noodles, to mark the occasion.
  3. On April 14, 1561, a celestial event occurred over Nuremberg, Germany. Known as the Nuremberg Mass, it was a mass sighting of unidentified flying objects in the sky, sparking many debates and theories about their origin.
  4. April 14 is National Dolphin Day in the United States. Celebrated annually, it is a day to honor and appreciate these highly intelligent and social marine mammals.
  5. In 1894, the first commercial motion picture house opened on April 14. The Holliday Street Theater in Baltimore, Maryland, screened short films on Edison kinetoscopes for public entertainment.
  6. On April 14, 1912, the British passenger liner Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean and began sinking. More than 1,500 people perished in the disaster, making it one of the deadliest maritime accidents in history.
  7. April 14 marks National Pecan Day in the United States. This is an opportunity for people to enjoy and appreciate the health benefits of pecans, which are native to North America.
  8. On April 14, 1956, the first videotape recorder was demonstrated by Ampex Corporation. This groundbreaking invention revolutionized television broadcasting and paved the way for home video recording.
  9. On April 14, 2005, the Oregon Supreme Court nullified nearly 3,000 marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples. These marriages had been granted by Multnomah County in 2004, sparking a legal battle that led to the ruling.
  10. In 2010, April 14 was established as National Reach as High as You Can Day in the United States. This day encourages people to set goals, strive for personal success, and reach their highest potential.
  11. April 14 is Pan American Day, commemorating the First International Conference of American States held in 1890. Participants established the International Union of American Republics, which later became the Organization of American States.
  12. In 1939, the classic American film "The Grapes of Wrath" was released on April 14. Directed by John Ford, it starred Henry Fonda and was based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Steinbeck.
  13. April 14 is National Ex-Spouse Day in the United States. This day provides an opportunity for former spouses to let go of negative feelings and find closure, emphasizing forgiveness and moving forward.
  14. On April 14, 1865, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was fatally shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. Lincoln died the following day, becoming the first U.S. president to be assassinated.
  15. In 1910, U.S. President William Howard Taft began a baseball tradition on April 14 by throwing out the first presidential opening day pitch at a Washington Senators game.
  16. National Gardening Day is celebrated on April 14, encouraging gardening enthusiasts and beginners to share their passion for plants, flowers, and nature.
  17. On April 14, 1970, an explosion onboard the Apollo 13 spacecraft occurred, threatening the lives of its three crew members. The astronauts successfully piloted their damaged craft back to Earth, safely landing on April 17.
  18. April 14 is celebrated as National Look Up at the Sky Day. This day encourages people to take time to slow down, look skyward, and appreciate the beauty and vastness of the universe.
  19. On April 14, 1906, the Azusa Street Revival began in Los Angeles, CA. This event marked the birth of the modern Pentecostal movement and was led by African American preacher William J. Seymour.
  20. In 1981, the first space shuttle mission, STS-1, was launched on April 14. The shuttle Columbia, commanded by John W. Young and piloted by Robert L. Crippen, completed 36 orbits before landing at Edwards Air Force Base.
  21. April 14 is National Moment of Laughter Day in the United States. This day encourages people to share laughter, humor, and joy with others and serves as a reminder of the positive impact laughter has on our well-being.
  22. On April 14, 1918, the first U.S. "Aero Squadron" began combat operations during World War I. The 94th Aero Squadron, which included pilots such as Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, played a crucial role in the air war over Europe.
  23. Bengali New Year, known as Pohela Boishakh, is celebrated on April 14 in Bangladesh and eastern India. Festivities include cultural performances, music, and feasting to welcome the new year with hope and prosperity.
  24. On April 14, 2012, Google unveiled Project Glass, now known as Google Glass, a groundbreaking wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display. It aimed to revolutionize communication and computing by integrating technology directly into our daily lives.
  25. Slow Art Day is observed on April 14. This international event encourages art lovers to take their time while viewing and appreciating art, fostering a deeper connection to the works on display.
  26. On April 14, 1881, the first vaccine for anthrax was successfully tested by French biologist Louis Pasteur. This achievement marked an essential milestone in the development of modern medicine and preventive healthcare.
  27. April 14 is International Moment of Laughter Day. This day, coinciding with National Moment of Laughter Day in the United States, is a reminder to share laughter and positivity for our mental and emotional well-being.
  28. On April 14, 1935, the most severe dust storm of the U.S. Dust Bowl occurred, known as "Black Sunday." The storm caused widespread loss of crops and farmland, leading to an economic and ecological disaster.
  29. National Kids Yoga Day is celebrated on April 14. It aims to promote the practice of yoga among children for improved physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
  30. On April 14, 1975, Intel introduced the world's first universally used microprocessor, the Intel 8080. This device marked the beginning of the microcomputer revolution and was crucial to the development of modern computing.
  31. Pathologists' Assistant Day is observed on April 14 annually. It is a day to recognize the vital role pathologists' assistants play in the healthcare industry, assisting with autopsies, research, and diagnosis.
  32. On April 14, 1978, Georgia O'Keeffe was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Known for her iconic paintings of flowers, skulls, and desert landscapes, O'Keeffe became a leading figure in American modernist art.
  33. Tamil New Year, known as Puthandu, is celebrated on April 14 in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and among Tamil communities worldwide. The day marks the beginning of the Tamil calendar and is observed with traditional feasts and rituals.
  34. April 14 is National Cake Decorating Day in the United States. This day celebrates the skill and creativity of cake decorators who transform simple cakes into edible works of art.