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4/14/2019 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - April 14
Abraham Lincoln16th President of the United States
Abraham Lincoln
16th President of the United States

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Today in History in 1828 author Noah Webster registered his copyright for the First American Dictionary; in 1865 President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater; and in 1910 the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. off of Newfoundland.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1828 - First American Dictionary: its author Noah Webster registers its copyright for publication
  • 1841 - Edgar Allen Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue" published
  • 1865 - U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell.
  • 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater
  • 1894 - 1st public showing of Thomas Edison's kinetoscope (moving pictures)
  • 1903 - Dr Harry Plotz discovers vaccine against typhoid (NYC)
  • 1910 - President Taft begins tradition of throwing out ball on opening day
  • 1912 - RMS Titanic hits an iceberg at 11.40pm off Newfoundland
  • 1935 - Black Sunday: The worst sandstorm ravages US midwest (creates the Dust Bowl)
  • 1939 - John Steinbeck novel "The Grapes of Wrath" published
  • 1973 - Acting FBI director L Patrick Gray resigns after admitting he destroyed evidence in the Watergate scandal
  • 1980 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Executioner's Song)
  • 2002 - 66th Golf Masters Championship: Tiger Woods becomes the third golfer to win in two consecutive years

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1813 - Junius S Morgan, US, merchant/philanthropist (Metro Museum of Art)
  • 1920 - John Paul Stevens, Supreme Court Justice
  • 1921 - Thomas Schelling, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1922 - Maria Luisa Bemberg, film maker
  • 1925 - Rod Steiger, West Hampton NY, actor (Illustrated Man, Pawnbroker)
  • 1941 - Julie Christie, Assam India, actress (Dr Zhivago)
  • 1941 - Pete Rose, Cincinnati Ohio, MLB player and manager (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1961 - Robert Carlyle, Glasgow, Scotland, British actor (Trainspotting, The Full Monty)
  • 1966 - David Justice, Cincinnati Ohio, baseball player (Atlanta Braves)
  • 1966 - Greg Maddux, San Angelo Texas, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
  • 1977 - Sarah Michelle Gellar, actress (Kendall-All My Children, Buffy)

Famous Weddings

  • 1890 - Painter Pierre Auguste Renoir (49) weds Aline Victorine Charigot
  • 1935 - PGA golfer Ben Hogan (22) weds Valerie Fox in Cleburne, Texas
  • 1950 - Baseball manager Tom Lasorda (22) weds Joan Miller
  • 1956 - Actress Vera Miles (25) weds actor Gordon Scott (29)
  • 1958 - Film director Stanley Kubrick (29) weds actress Christiane Harlan (25)
  • 1976 - The Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein (32) weds writer and director Nora Ephron (34) at a civil ceremony in Manhattan
  • 2007 - Supermodel Esther Canadas (30) weds MotoGP rider Sete Gibernau (34) in Spain
  • 2007 - Two and a Half Men actress Melanie Lynskey (29) weds actor Jimmi Simpson (31) in a chapel overlooking a vineyard on Lake Hayes, near Queenstown, New Zealand
  • 2007 - "Rocky" film series actor Carl Weathers (59) weds award-winning producer Jennifer Peterson on a seaside wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • 2012 - "Lady Antebellum" singer Dave Haywood (29) weds executive with Warner Bros. Records Kelli Cashiola (30) in Nashville, Tennessee

Famous Divorces

  • 1978 - Novelist Danielle Steel (30) divorces Danny Zugelder after almost 3 years of marriage
  • 1994 - Musician Billy Joel & supermodel Christie Brinkley announce plans to divorce

Famous Deaths

  • 1759 - George Frideric Handel, Baroque composer and organist (Water Music), dies at 74
  • 1924 - Louis Sullivan, architect (father of skyscrapers), dies at 67
  • 1964 - Rachel Carson, American biologist/author (Silent spring), dies at 56
  • 1975 - Fredric March, American actor (Inherit the Wind), dies of prostate cancer at 77
  • 1976 - Maude Prickett, actress (Rosie-Hazel), dies at 60
  • 2007 - Don Ho, American musician (b. 1930)
  • 2008 - Ollie Johnston, the last living member of Disney's Nine Old Men. (b. 1912)
  • 2011 - Walter Breuning, American supercentenarian (b. 1896)

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