All About April 14th
Welcome to Time for the Holidays! Thank you for stopping by! Today we will discuss the history behind the day’s holidays and observances. We will also talk about the traits of today’s horoscope
Bet you didn’t know there was so many reasons to celebrate today! Whether you have an ex you want to celebrate, or you stop to learn about Alopecia, or you find something to laugh about, pick one and celebrate or at least become more aware!
April 14th Holidays
- Dreams of Reason Feast Day
The more I read about this holiday the less I understood it. If you are the founder or understand what this means please let us know.
- Ex Spouse Day
Today is a day to forgive your past partner(s) and allow yourself to move forward without regret. Reverend Ronald Coleman of Kansas City, Missouri created National Ex-Spouse Day in 1987 as a way to dissolve the bitterness that is often associated with divorce. In its inaugural year, Rev. Coleman offered buttons that read, “I’m OK – You’re History,” to add some lightness and humor to the day.
- International Moment of Laughter Day!
International Moment of Laughter Day was thought up in 1997 by author, professional speaker, and humor consultant, Izzy Gesell. The purpose is to remind people to laugh out loud every day.
- Look up at the Sky Day
According to National Day Calendar, they believe Look Up At The Sky Day was created in honor of Jack Borden, founder of For Spacious Skies. Jack Borden was a former WBZ-TV newsman, who at one moment in his life lying in a meadow one day at age 49, he saw the sky “as if for the first time in my entire life.” So take a moment to look up, look at the clouds, study the stars, the moon. The sky has so much to offer.
- National Dolphin Day
Each year on April 14th, National Dolphin Day recognizes the social and intelligent mammals of the water. National Dolphin Day is listed as part of the American Veterinary Medical Association Pet Health Awareness Events. This holiday focuses on the worldwide plight of the dolphins and many awareness meetings and gatherings happen around the globe on this day. You can learn more about National Dolphin Day at iloveveterinary.com.
- National Pecan Day
National Pecan Day on April 14th celebrates the only nut native to the United States. They have been here since the 1500s and was named by Native Americans. “Pecan” is an Algonquian word, meaning a nut requiring a stone to crack. They are an excellent source of copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc and vitamin E.
- Pan American Day
Pan American Day is a holiday observed by several countries in North and South America. It commemorates the First International Conference of American States which concluded on April 14, 1890, creating the International Union of American Republics, the forerunner to the Organization of American States.
- Pathologists’ Assistant Day
A Pathologist Assistant is a professional who examines, dissects, and processes tissue samples. These highly trained health professionals may perform forensic and hospital autopsies, while others conduct surgery on specimens for diagnoses. To observe this day use hashtag #PathassistDay and share your experiences and support of pathologist assistants. Visit Pathassist.org to learn other ways to observe today.
- Reach as High as You Can Day
National Reach as High as You Can Day on April 14th encourages us to evaluate our goals and do our best to reach them. Don’t settle for less than you want, reach as high as you can to truly achieve what you want.
A Quick Video about April 14th
Zodiac Sign for April 14th is Aries
- If you were born today on April 14th then you are an Aries.
- your personality is defined by your fun loving, optimistic and generous nature.
- You love new experiences
- Time period: March 20 – April 20
- Element: Fire
- Ruling planet: Mars
- Symbol: Ram
- Zodiac quality: Cardinal
- Birthstones: Topaz, Heliotrope, Sapphire, Jasper, Aquamarine, Diamond
- Famous Aries: Lady Gaga, Hugh Hefner, Jackie Chan, Leonard Da Vinci
If you were born today you share a birthday with…
- 1578 – Philip III, King of Spain known as a weak ruler who spent enormous sums on court festivities was born.
- 1629 – Christiaan Huygens, Dutch scientist the man who made improvements on the telescope lenses which enabled him to discover Saturn’s rings and 6th moon Titan in 1656, was born.
- 1842 – Catherine Eddowes, the fourth known victim of, Jack the Ripper” was born.
- 1866 – Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller’s teacher and companion was born.
- 1935 – American country singer, Loretta Lynn was born in Butcher Hollow, KY.
- 1941 – Pete Rose American baseball player, was born in Cincinnati, OH.
- 1960 – Brad Garrett, American stand-up comedian was born in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA.
- 1968 – Anthony Michael Hall, American actor from, “The Breakfast Club” and “Sixteen Candles” was born in West Roxbury, Boston, MA.
- 1977 – Sarah Michelle Gellar, American actress was born in New York, NY.
April 14th Trivia
A list of today’s historical events, famous birthdays and other random fun trivia.
- 1813 – The very first psychiatric hospital was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1828 – The first Webster’s Dictionary is published.
- 1861 – A Union soldier is killed by an explosion caused by Union soldiers firing a salute to the flag before surrendering Fort Sumter making him the first casualty of the Civil War.
- 1865 – President Abraham Lincoln is shot and mortally wounded in Ford’s Theater by John Wilkes Booth.
- 1910 – Howard Taft becomes the first president to throw the opening ball at a baseball game.
- 1912 – At 11:37 p.m. the four-story “unsinkable” ship The Titanic struck an iceberg that would ultimately sink her.
- 1932 – William John Burns, American detective, head of the FBI passes away.
- 1939 – John Steinbeck’s, “The Grapes of Wrath,”a story about an Oklahoma family during the Great Depression,
- 1952 – The #1 movie was, “Singin’ in the Rain.”
- 1956 – First commercial tape recorder was made.
- 1965 – Richard Hickock and Perry Smith are hanged for the 1959 murder of the Clutter family in Kansas.
- 1984 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Footloose,” by Kenny Loggins.
- 1989 – The #1 movie was, “Major League.”
- 1995 – Burl Ives, American Oscar-winning actor, singer. Film: Big Country passes away.
- 2007 – Don Ho, Hawaiian singer, passes away.
- 2015 – Percy Sledge, American singer of, “When a Man Loves a Woman,” passes away.
- 2018- The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “God’s Plan,” by Drake.
- 2020 – There are at least 584,073 cases of coronavirus in the US and at least 23,709 people have died from the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University’s tally of cases.