On This Day

What Happened on October 14, 2020

Historical Events


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A copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio sells for a record $9.98 million at auction in New York

  • Details of the world's first room-temperature superconductor created by scientists at the University of Rochester, NY, published in "Nature" [1]

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French president Emmanuel Macron announces a public health emergency and a curfew of 9 pm for nine cities due to surge in COVID-19 cases

President of France Emmanuel Macron
President of France
Emmanuel Macron

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Dean, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Pro Bowl 1979–81, 83; First-team All-Pro 1980, 81; Super Bowl 1981, 84; SD Chargers, SF 49ers), dies from COVID-19 at 68
  • Herbert Kretzmer, South African-British lyricist of Lithuanian heritage (Les Misérables), dies at 95 [1]
  • John Reid, New Zealand cricket all-rounder and captain (58 Tests; 6 x 100s; 85 wickets) and ICC Match Referee (50 Tests 1993-2002), dies at 92
2020 Highlights

About October 14, 2020

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra