October 14 holidays in 2020

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Defenders' Day
Ukraine National Holiday
International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
- International
Revolution Day
Yemen Public Holiday
Svetitskhovloba
Georgia Public Holiday
Mwalimu Nyerere Day
Tanzania Public Holiday
National Dessert Day
- Weird
Be Bald and Be Free Day
- Weird
National Emergency Nurse’s Day
- Weird
National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day
- Weird
National Stop Bullying Day
- Weird
National Fossil Day
- Weird

Historical Events on October 14

  • 1066: William the Conqueror leads Norman forces against the English Army on Senlac Hill. Norman forces defeat the English forces and end up killing King Harold II of England.
  • 1322: King Edward II of England is defeated at Byland by Robert the Bruce of Scotland. As a result, England has to recognize the independence of Scotland.
  • 1758: Prussian forces is defeated by Austrian forces at the Battle of Hochkirch during the Seven Year’s War.
  • 1777: Several British East India Company’s tea ships are set on fire at the old seaport of Annapolis, Maryland.
  • 1863: Robert E. Lee and his Confederate forces fail to drive Union forces out of Virginia at the Battle of Bristoe Station during the American Civil War.
  • 1882: The University of Punjab is founded.
  • 1884: George Eastman receives a patent from the United States Government for his new paper-strip photographic film.
  • 1926:A. Milne publishes his children’s book, Winnie-the-Pooh.
  • 1933: Germany withdraws from the League of Nations.
  • 1939: The British battleship HMS Royal Oak is sunk by the German submarine U-47.
  • 1943: Eleven SS guards are killed when the prisoners at a Nazi Sobibor Extermination Camp in Poland revolted. Approximately 600 of the prisoners escape – only about 50 of them will survive to the end of the war.

Famous Birthdays on October 14

  • English businessman and founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn is born in 1644.
  • Scottish mathematician Robert Simson is born in 1687.
  • Ferdinand VII of Spain is born in 1784.
  • British novelist and short story writer, Katherine Mansfield is born in 1888.
  • American general and 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower is born in 1890.
  • American actress Lillian Gish is born in 1893.
  • American poet and playwright E.E. Cummings is born in 1894.
  • English actor Roger Moore is born in 1927.
  • American singer Robert Parker is born in 1930.
  • Swiss psychotherapist and author Jurg Schubiger is born in 1936.

Black Friday

Christmas

New Year’s Eve

Blue Monday

Lantern Festival

Mardi Gras

Maundy Thursday