On this day

Oregon Supreme Court Building courtroom, in 2005 The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday nullified nearly 3 000 marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples by Multnomah County. Image. Wikimedia Commons

On This Day: What happened on 14 April?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day

Oregon Supreme Court Building courtroom, in 2005 The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday nullified nearly 3 000 marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples by Multnomah County. Image. Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 14 April, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 14 APRIL

2016 | In Japan, the foreshock of the Kumamoto earthquakes occurred.

2010 | Nearly 2 700 were killed in a magnitude 6.9 earthquake in the Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.

2006 | Two bomb blasts during the Asr prayer at Jama Masjid, Delhi, injured 13 people.

2005 | The Oregon Supreme Court nullified marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples a year earlier by Multnomah County.

2003 | The Human Genome Project was completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99%.

2003 | U.S. troops in Baghdad arrested Abu Abbas, the leader of a Palestinian militant group that killed an American on the hijacked MS Achille Lauro in 1985.

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BIRTHDAYS 

1932 | Egyptian academic and politician, 47th Prime Minister of Egypt, Atef Ebeid, died in 2014. 

1945 | Canadian producer, director, and screenwriter, Roger Frappier. 

1930 | American lawyer and politician, 21st United States Deputy Attorney General, Arnold Burns, died in 2013. 

1977 | Estonian footballer, Martin Kaalma. 

1973 | American actor, Adrien Brody. 

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

1471 | 16th Earl of Warwick, English commander, and politician, Richard Neville, 43. 

2013 | Peruvian politician, 121st Prime Minister of Peru, Armando Villanueva, 98.

2015 | Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach, Mark Reeds, 55.

2012 | Italian footballer, Piermario Morosini, 26.

2014 | Romanian poet and critic, Nina Cassian, 90.

SPORTS

1984 | On this day, Some 20 000 Plymouth Argyle Third Division fans traveled to Villa Park for the club’s first match and still only in the FA Cup semi-finals. They were beaten 1-0 by Watford. 

ENTERTAINMENT

2000 | For the first time “American Psycho” was released theatrically in the United States on this day. 

AFRICA FACT

Liberia is the only country in Africa with indigenous Africans that was founded by the American people.