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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining April 14. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is April 14 so important!

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Top 10 April 14 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. In South Korea, there is a day called Black Day (April 14), where single people eat noodles to lament their loneliness. This is in opposition to Valentine's Day and White Day, the days for couples.

  2. 14 years prior to Titanic sinking, the book Futility told the story of an unsinkable ship "Titan" which also struck an iceberg on it's starboard side in the North Atlantic on an April night. The fictitious ship closely matched the Titanic's length, weight, speed, capacity, and lack of lifeboats.

  3. Abraham Lincoln’s sole guard at Ford’s Theater on April 14, 1865 was an unreliable cop who walked to the saloon next door to get drunk during the fateful play. Ironically, John Wilkes Booth was at the same saloon working up courage before walking next door to assassinate the unguarded President.

  4. Ulysses S. Grant and his wife Julia were invited to Ford's theater by Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. They declined to attend because neither one of them could stand Mary Lincoln.

  5. The killing of Joey Stompanato who was a bodyguard and mafia enforcer for Mickey Cohen. He dated actress Lana Turner who he physically abused. On April 4th, 1958 after threatening the life of Turner, her mother, and daughter he was stabbed to death by Turner's 14 year old daughter.

  6. In 1898 a novella was published about a fictional ocean liner called "Titan", which sank in the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg. In the novel there were not enough lifeboats for passengers, and it also sank in April, as the real Titanic did 14 years later.

  7. On April 14, 1898 the Curies ground a 100 gram sample of pitchblende in an attempt to find the elusive element that was so much more radioactive than uranium.

  8. In South Korea, women give chocolate to men on February 14, and men give candy to women on March 14 (White Day). On April 14 (Black Day), those who did not receive anything on White Day eat black noodles and lament their 'single life'.

  9. Abraham Lincoln authorized the creation of the Secret Service on April 14, 1865, the same day he was assassinated.

  10. Prior to D-Day the air support operations flew 14,000 missions in an effort to weaken German forces. Between April 1st and June 5th, 1944 the losses to air forces included 12,000 airmen and 2,000 airplanes.

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14 years before the Titanic sank a book was published titled Futility. The author was Morgan Robertson and it was a fictional novel about a ship called "Titan", the largest ship ever built, that hit an iceberg and sank in April in the North Atlantic.

South Koreans who were single on Valentines day, gather together wearing black and sympathize about their lack of intimate relationship over black-colored food. This day is observed two months after Valentines(april 14) and is called the Black Day.

The slaves freed in Senegal by the decree of the Provisional Government of France on April 27, 1848 automatically became citizens of France by a law passed 14 years prior.

The record for the most snowfall in the United States in a 24 hour period occurred in 1921, in Silver Lake, Colorado. 75.8 inches fell between April 14 and April 15.

14 years before the sinking of the Titanic, a book was written about "Titan": The largest ship ever built, billed as "unsinkable," which strikes an iceberg - in April - and sinks in the North Atlantic, killing more than half the passengers because of a lifeboat shortage.

On April 14, 1935 (Black Sunday) during the Dust Bowl, more dirt was blown into the air in one afternoon than was dug out of the Panama Canal in seven years (300,000 tons)

The Nepali calendar is 57 years ahead of the Gregorian calendar and tomorrow, (April 14) begins the year 2074 in Nepal.

On 14 April 2018, world renowned attorney, David Buckel, committed suicide by setting himself on fire in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC to protest the use of fossil fuels, and other earth destroying pollutants. I live just outside of NYC and never heard a word about it.

The first “Human Cannonball” was 14-year old Zazel (Rossa Matilda Richter) who performed the stunt on April 10, 1877 at the Royal Aquarium in London

In 1898, author Morgan Robertson wrote a novella centered around an 'unsinkable' ship named 'Titan' that was the largest to ever set sail. She met her fate after hitting an iceberg on a night in April. The novella was published 14 years before the sinking of the Titanic on April 14th, 1912.

George Washington had 14 handwritten copies of the Bill of Rights made, one for Congress and one for each of the original thirteen states. North Carolina's copy was stolen by a Union soldier in April 1865 and returned to North Carolina in 2005 by FBI Special Agent Robert King Wittman.

The Tooth Fairy was created by Spanish writer Luis Coloma Roldán, who lived from January 9 of 1851 - Madrid , April 14 of 1915

New Jersey governor Phil Murphy officially declared April 14 "Bon Jovi Day" in honor of their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In South Korea, women give chocolate to men on February 14, and men give candy to women on March 14 (White Day). On April 14 (Black Day), those who did not receive anything on White Day eat black noodles and lament their 'single life'.