Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/April 14

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This is a list of selected April 14 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

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193Septimius Severus seized the throne of the Roman Empire after the death of Pertinax during the Year of the Five Emperors.
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date not verifiable - many sources say 9 April
1434 – The foundation stone of the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, Brittany, France, was first laid, but the building was not completed until more than four centuries later in 1891. refimprove section
1828Lexicographer Noah Webster copyrighted the first edition of his dictionary of American English. refimprove section
1927 – The first Volvo automobile was built in the factory in Hisingen, Gothenburg, Sweden. date not cited, refimprove section
1931 – After King Alfonso XIII left Spain, the Second Spanish Republic was proclaimed by a provisional government led by Niceto Alcalá-Zamora. needs more footnotes, refimprove section
1939The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize–winning novel and a major factor in his 1962 Nobel Prize award, was first published. refimprove sections
1956 – The use of 2-inch quadruplex, the first practical and commercially successful videotape format, was first demonstrated in public. unreferenced section
2003 – The completion of the Human Genome Project was announced. refimprove section
2007 – In Ankara, Turkey, the first of the Republic Protests took place, when hundreds of thousands of people protested against the possible presidential candidacy of incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. list should be converted to prose
2010 – Plumes of ash from a major eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland led to widespread disruption of air travel throughout Europe for several days. need to verify date -- earliest date with citation is 15 Apr



April 14: Vaisakhi (Sikhism), Tamil New Year, and other New Year festivals in Asia (2019); Day of the Georgian language in Georgia (1978); N'Ko Alphabet Day in West Africa

Hailstones from the 1999 Sydney hailstorm
Hailstones from the 1999 Sydney hailstorm

Lucia Visconti (d. 1424) · William Whitehead (d. 1785) · Berry Berenson (b. 1948)

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