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Famous Events For April 14

Famous Events For April 14 – Today In History

April 14: Today in History – Historical Events

18th Century – What Happened on April 14 – The 1700s

1. 14th April 1775: In Philadelphia the first abolitionist society in the U.S. was organized with Ben Franklin as its president.
2. 14th April 1793: The French republican troops today crushed a royalist rebellion in Santo Domingo.


19th Century – April 14 This Day That Year – The 1800s

3. 14th April 1828: The first edition of Noah Webster’s dictionary was published today under “American Dictionary of English Language”.
4. 14th April 1860: This day marks the arrival of the first Pony Express rider in San Francisco with a mail from St. Joseph MO.
5. 14th April 1865: President of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln was today assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in Ford’s Theater.
6. 14th April 1889: The first International Conference of American States began in Washington D.C. today.
7. 14th April 1894: The first public showing of the “kinetoscope” of Thomas Edison took, k place today.


20th Century – Important Events On This Day April 14th – The 1900s

8. 14th April 1902: J.C. Penny (James Cash Penny), today opened the first retail store called the Golden Rule Store, in Kemmerer, WY.
9. 14th April 1910: US. President William Howard Taft today threw out the first ball for the Washington Senators and the Philadelphia Athletics.
10. 14th April 1912: Titanic, the Atlantic passenger liner, hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage and began to sink. 1517 people lost their lives and only a little over 700 survived.
11. 14th April 1918: The U.S. First Aero Squadron today engaged enemy aircraft in America’s first areal dogfight over Toul in France.
12. 14th April 1918: Douglas Campbell became the 1st US ace pilot, shooting down the 5th German plane.
13. 14th April 1919: In India Hindus and Muslims follow Gandhi’s nonviolent methods to protest British rule. British troops fire on the crowd killing 400 people.
14. 14th April 1925: WGN today became the first radio station to broadcast a regular season major league baseball game between the Cubs and the Pirates. The Cubs won 8-2.
15. 14th April 1927: The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg Sweden.


16. 14th April 1928: Maddux Airlines started its first regular passenger flights between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
17. 14th April 1931: Spain’s king Alfonso XIII went into exile today and the Spanish Republic was proclaimed.
18. 14th April 1935: Severe sandstorm ravages the US Midwest, creating the “Dust Bowl”.
19. 14th April 1940: Radio Corporation of America demonstrated its new electron microscope in Philadelphia.
20. 14th April 1940: Allied troops land in Norway.
21. 14th April 1941: King Peter leaves Yugoslavia.
22. 14th April 1941: A massive raid was conducted by Germans in Paris and 3,600 Jews were rounded up.
23. 14th April 1942: The German U-boat U-85 was today sunk by the destroyer Roper off the U.S. East Coast.
24. 14th April 1944: Freighter “Fort Stikene” exploded in Bombay in India killing 1,376 people.
25. 14th April 1944: Gen Eisenhower became the Supreme Allied Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force.
26. 14th April 1944: The first batch of Jews transported from Athens arrive at Auschwitz.
27. 14th April 1945: US Marines attack Yae Take on Okinawa.
28. 14th April 1945: US 7th Army and allies forces capture Nuremberg and Stuttgart in Germany during World War II.
29. 14th April 1945: American planes today bombed Tokyo. The Imperial Palace was damaged in the bombing.
30. 14th April 1945: The Motobu peninsula on Okinawa was conquered today by the US forces.
31. 14th April 1946: Civil war between Communists and nationalists resumed in China.
32. 14th April 1948: Subway fares in New York City were increased from 5 cents to 10 cents.


33. 14th April 1948: The US today performed an atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak.
34. 14th April 1949: The International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg delivered its last judgment today.
35. 14th April 1950: Doorne’s Auto factory opens in the Netherlands.
36. 14th April 1953: Vietminh today invaded Lagos with 40,000 troops.
37. 14th April 1954: Soviet diplomat Vladimir Petrov seeks political asylum in Canberra.
38. 14th April 1955: Elston Howard, today became the first black to wear the Yankee uniform.
39. 14th April 1956: The first commercial magnetic tape recorder for sound and picture was today demonstrated by Ampex Corporation of Redwood City, CA.
40. 14th April 1958: Soviet satellite Sputnik 2 with a dog “Laika” burns up in the atmosphere.
41. 14th April 1959: In Washington City, the Taft Memorial Bell Tower was dedicated today.
42. 14th April 1962: After the resignation of Michel Debre, Georges Pompidou became the Prime Minister of France.
43. 14th April 1961: US element 103 “Lawrencium” was discovered today.
44. 14th April 1961: Cuban-American invasion army departs Nicaragua today.

45. 14th April 1961: This day marks the first live television broadcast from the Soviet Union.
46. 14th April 1962: Demonstrations for the sovereign status of New Guinea were held in Amsterdam.
47. 14th April 1965: The US today performed a nuclear test at its Nevada test site.
48. 14th April 1967: In the Vietnam War, Haiphong was today bombed for the first time by US planes.
49. 14th April 1967: General Gnassingbe Eyadema became the president of Togo today.
50. 14th April 1969: A major league baseball game was played in Montreal Canada for the first time today.
51. 14th April 1971: Fort Point in San Francisco was dedicated as a national historic site.
52. 14th April 1971: Supreme Court upheld bushing as a means of achieving racial desegregation.
53. 14th April 1971: President Nixon ends the blockade against the People’s Republic of China today.
54. 14th April 1972: Twenty-four bombs were exploded by the Irish Republican Army in towns and cities across Northern Ireland.
55. 14th April 1973: Acting FBI director L. Patrick Gray admitted that he destroyed evidence in the Watergate scandal and resigned.

56. 14th April 1977: US Supreme Court today ruled that people may refuse to display state motto on license.
57. 14th April 1978: In Georgia, thousands demonstrate in the capital city of Tbilisi against Soviet attempts to change the constitutional status of the Georgian language.
58. 14th April 1978: A Boeing 707 of the Korean Air Lines which was fired on by the Soviets crashes in Russia.
59. 14th April 1980: Novelist Norman Mailer was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his work “Executioner’ Song”.
60. 14th April 1981: After a three-day test flight, America’s space shuttle “Columbia”, returned to Earth. The shuttle had orbited Earth 36 times during the mission.
61. 14th April 1983: US President Ronald Regan today signed a $165 billion Social Security rescue.
62. 14th April 1984: The Texas Board of Education began requiring textbooks to describe the evolution of human beings as theory rather than fact.
63. 14th April 1985: Jack C Burcham received a “Jarvik 7” permanent artificial heart. He was the 5th to receive the artificial heart.
64. 14th April 1985: Alan Garcia wins the election in Peru.
65. 14 April 1985: U.S. President Ronald Reagan’s planned visit to Bitburg to visit the Nazi cemetery was described as an act of blasphemy by the Russian newspaper “Pravda”.
66. 14th April 1986: President Ronald Reagan of the United States today announced air raids over military and terrorist-related targets in Libya.
67. 14th April 1986: A double-decker ferry sinks in Bangladesh in stormy weather killing 200.
68. 14th April 1986: Desmond Tutu was today elected Anglican Archbishop of Capetown.

69. 14th April 1987: Turkey asks to join the European market.
70. 14th April 1987: Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev today proposed banning all missiles from Europe.
71. 14th April 1988: Real Estate tycoons Harry and Leona Helmsley were indicted for income tax evasion in New York today.
72. 14th April 1988: An agreement calling for the withdrawal of Soviet forces from Afghanistan, starting May 15th was today signed by representatives of the U.S.S.R., Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the U.S.
73. 14th April 1989: Oliver North’s case in the Iran-Contra trial goes to the jury.
74. 14th April 1989: 1,100,000,000th Chinese was born today.
75. 14th April 1992: Court today dismisses Apple’s lawsuit against Microsoft.
76. 14th April 1992: UN imposes embargo against Libya takes effect.
77. 14th April 1992: UAW today ended its 5-month strike against Caterpillar Inc.
78. 14th April 1994: Over northern Iraq, two U.S., helicopters were inadvertently shot down by two American F-15 fighter jets.
79. 14th April 1994: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis undergoes surgery for a bleeding ulcer.
80. 14th April 1998: Paraguayan was today executed for the murder of a U.S. woman, by the state of Virginia, ignoring the requests of the World Court.

81. 14th April 1999: A convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees was today mistakenly bombed by NATO. Yugoslav officials put the death toll at 75.
82. 14th April 1999: A severe hailstorm strikes Sydney in Australia. It caused a damage of a$1.7 billion in insured damages. This was the costliest natural disaster in the history of Australia.
83. 14th April 1999: Pakistan today test-fired a nuclear-capable ballistic missile capable of striking India.

21st Century – April 14 This Day In History – The 2000s

84. 14th April 2000: Russia today approved the START II treaty after five years of deadlock. The treaty calls for the US and Russia scrapping nuclear warheads. The Russian government warned that if Washington continued with an anti-missile system, it would abandon all arms control pacts.

85. 14th April 2002: President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela returned to office two days after the country’s military arrested him.
86. 14th April 2002: US President George W Bush today sent a congratulatory letter to JCPenney’s associates for being in business for 100 years. JC Penny had opened his first retail store on 14th April 1902.
87. 14th April 2002: Golfer Tiger Woods won the 66th Masters Golf Tournament and became the third golfer to win in two consecutive years.
88. 14th April 2003: Abu Abbas, leader of the Palestinian group that killed an American on the hijacked cruise liner the Achille Lauro in 1985, was today captured by U.S. troops in Baghdad.
89. 14th April 2003: The Human Genome Project was completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99%.
90. 14th April 2005: The Oregon Supreme Court today nullified marriage licenses issued to gay couples a year earlier by Multnomah County.
91. 14th April 2007: In Ankara Turkey, at least 200,000 demonstrators protested against the possible candidacy of incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan
92. 14th April 2008: Delta Air Lines and Northwest Air Lines announced they were merging today.
93. 14th April 2010: Icelandic Volcano Eujafjallajokull begins erupting from the top crater in the center of the glacier.
94. 14th April 2012: Novelist J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter novels, launched the website “Pottermore”.
95. 14th April 2013: Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart was today arrested in California on suspicion of drunk driving.
96. 14th April 2013: In Peru, a bus tumbled off a cliff in Trujillo killing 33 people.
97. 14th April 2013: Justin Trudeau was today elected leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. He is the son of long-sung Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.
98. 14th April 2013: Twenty people were killed in attacks in Mogadishu in Somalia.

99. 14th April 2013: In a hotel fire in Xiangyang China, eleven people were killed and fifty others were injured.
100. 14th April 2015: Archeologists today announced that they have found 3.3 million-year-old stone tools in Lomekwi in Kenya, the oldest ever discovered and which even pre-date the earliest humans.

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