Monarchists.Wiki:Selected anniversaries/April 14
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- 43 BC – Mark Antony's forces were initially victorious in the Battle of Forum Gallorum, but the Roman Republic counterattacked, forcing Antony to retreat.
- 193 – Septimius Severus seized the throne of the Roman Empire after the death of Pertinax during the Year of the Five Emperors.
- 966 – Mieszko I, ruler of the Polans, converted to Christianity, an event considered to be the founding of the Polish state.
- 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.
- 1471 – Wars of the Roses: The Yorkists under Edward IV defeated the Lancastrians near the town of Barnet, killing Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick.
- 1865 – Actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth fatally shot U.S. President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.
- 1909 – Following a military revolt against the constitutional government, a mob began a massacre of Armenians in Adana Vilayet, Ottoman Empire.
- 1931 – After King Alfonso XIII left Spain, the Second Spanish Republic was proclaimed by a provisional government led by Niceto Alcalá-Zamora.