Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
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:
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
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)
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
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