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    • April 14, 0043 "BC - Battle of Forum Gallorum. Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar's assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, who is killed."

    • April 14, 0069 "Vitellius, commander of the Rhine armies, defeats Emperor Otho in the Battle of Bedriacum and seizes the throne."

    • April 14, 1028 "Henry III, son of Conrad, is elected king of the Germans."

    • April 14, 1205 Battle of Adrianople between Bulgarians and Crusaders.

    • April 14, 1341 Sack of Saluzzo (Italy) by Italian-Angevine troops under Manfred V of Saluzzo

    • April 14, 1434 "The foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, France was laid."

    • April 14, 1471 "In England, the Yorkists under Edward IV defeat the Lancastrians under Warwick at the battle of Barnet; the Earl of Warwick is killed and Edward IV resumes the throne."

    • April 14, 1632 Battle of Rain: Swedes under Gustavus Adolphus defeat the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years' War.

    • April 14, 1699 "Khalsa. Birth of Khalsa, the brotherhood of the Sikh religion, in Northern India in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar."

    • April 14, 1775 "The first abolition society in the North America is established. The ""Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage"" is organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush."

    • April 14, 1818 US Medical Corp forms

    • April 14, 1828 "18-gun sloop ""Acorn"" sinks off Halifax with 115 men aboard"

    • April 14, 1828 First edition of Noah Webster's dictionary published

    • April 14, 1828 Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary.

    • April 14, 1831 "Soldiers marching on a bridge in Manchester, England cause it to collapse."

    • April 14, 1846 "The Donner Party of pioneers departs Springfield, Illinois, for California, on what will become a year-long journey of hardship, cannibalism, and survival."

    • April 14, 1849 Hungary declares itself independent of Austria with Louis Kossuth as its leader.

    • April 14, 1860 "Pony Express rider arrives in SF from St Joseph, Mo"

    • April 14, 1860 "The first Pony Express rider reaches Sacramento, California."

    • April 14, 1864 Battle of Dybbl: A Prussian-Austrian army defeats Denmark and gains control of Schleswig. Denmark surrenders the province in the following peace settlement.

    • April 14, 1865 John Wilkes Booth shoots Abraham Lincoln

    • April 14, 1865 "Mobile, Alabama is captured"

    • April 14, 1865 Pres Abraham Lincoln shot in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth

    • April 14, 1865 U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is shot in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth.

    • April 14, 1865 U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell.

    • April 14, 1868 "South Carolina voters approved constitution, 70,758 to 27,228"

    • April 14, 1872 Dominion Lands Act passed-Canada's Homestead Act

    • April 14, 1881 "The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight erupted in El Paso, Texas."

    • April 14, 1890 Pan American Day-1st conference of American states (Wash DC)

    • April 14, 1890 The Pan-American Union is founded by the First International Conference of American States in Washington.

    • April 14, 1894 Firt public showing of Edison's kinetoscope (moving pictures)

    • April 14, 1894 "Thomas Edison demonstrates the kinetoscope, a device for peep-show viewing using photographs that flip in sequence, a precursor to movies."

    • April 14, 1898 "Commissioning of first Post Civil War hospital ship, USS Solace"

    • April 14, 1900 Veteran's Hospital at Ft Miley established

    • April 14, 1910 President Taft begins tradition of throwing out ball on opening day

    • April 14, 1912 "The British ocean liner RMS Titanic strikes an iceberg in the North Atlantic on its maiden voyage at 11:40 P.M., sinking with the loss of over 1,500 lives at about 2:20 a.m. the following morning."

    • April 14, 1912 "The Titanic,launched on 31 May 1911, on route from Southampton to New York with 2200 passengers, strikes Iceburg off the coast of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and sinks. (1500+ death toll)"

    • April 14, 1915 The Turks invade Armenia.

    • April 14, 1923 Etienne Oehmichen sets helicopter distance record of 358 meters

    • April 14, 1927 "The first Volvo car premieres, in Gothenburg, Sweden."

    • April 14, 1928 Maddus AL starts first regular passenger flights between SF & LA

    • April 14, 1928 NY Rangers beat Montreal Maroons 3 games to 2 for Stanley Cup

    • April 14, 1931 Mont Canadiens beat Chicago Black Hawks 3 games to 2 for Stanley Cup

    • April 14, 1931 Spain becomes republic with overthrow of King Alfonso XIII

    • April 14, 1931 Spanish Cortes deposes King Alfonso XIII and proclaims the 2nd Spanish Republic.

    • April 14, 1935 """Black Sunday"", the worst dust storm of the Dust Bowl."

    • April 14, 1935 "Babe Ruth plays his first National League game in Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. In this year, he played for the Boston Braves. Also, Ruth plays 28 games, getting 13 hits and six home runs, before retiring."

    • April 14, 1940 "Royal Marines land in Namsos, Norway, occupying key points, preparatory to a larger force arriving two days later."

    • April 14, 1941 "World War II: The Ustashe, a Croatian far-right organization that pursued Nazi and fascist policies, is put in charge of the Independent State of Croatia by the Axis Powers after the April 6 invasion of Yugoslavia during Operation 25."

    • April 14, 1944 A massive explosion rocks the Bombay harbor killing 300 and causing a loss of 20 million pounds at that time. See: Bombay Explosion (1944).

    • April 14, 1944 "Freighter ""Fort Stikene"" explodes in Bombay India, killing 900"

    • April 14, 1945 "Osijek, Croatia, is liberated from fascistic occupation."

    • April 14, 1945 "The German ""Ruhr""garrison surrenders to General Bradley. 320,000 German soldiers are captured."

    • April 14, 1945 "Tokyo incendiary raids, using B-29's, damage Imperial Palace"

    • April 14, 1948 A flash of light is observed in the crater Plato on the Moon

    • April 14, 1948 Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings for the Stanley Cup

    • April 14, 1953 Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 1 for the Stanley Cup

    • April 14, 1955 Detroit Red Wings beat Mont Canadiens 4 games to 3 for the Stanley Cup

    • April 14, 1956 Ampex Corp demonstrates first commercial videotape recorder

    • April 14, 1956 "Videotape is first demonstrated at the 1956 NARTB (now NAB) convention in Chicago, Illinois. It is the demonstration of the first practical and commercially successful format called 2"" Quadruplex."

    • April 14, 1958 The Soviet satellite Sputnik 2 falls from orbit after a mission duration of 162 days.

    • April 14, 1959 (Robert) Taft Memorial Bell Tower dedicated in Wash DC

    • April 14, 1960 Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Maple Leafs for the Stanley Cup

    • April 14, 1961 First live television broadcast from the Soviet Union

    • April 14, 1962 Georges Pompidou becomes Prime Minister of France.

    • April 14, 1963 "George Harrison is impressed by the unsigned group ""Rolling Stones"""

    • April 14, 1964 "A Delta rocket's third-stage motor prematurely ignites in an assembly room at Cape Canaveral, killing 3."

    • April 14, 1966 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Spencer Davis Group - Somebody Help Me

    • April 14, 1968 "At the Academy Awards, a tie between Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand results in the two sharing the Best Actress Oscar; Hepburn also becomes the only actress to win three Best Actress Oscars."

    • April 14, 1968 Roberto de Vicenzo loses Masters for signing an incorrect score card

    • April 14, 1969 41st Academy Awards

    • April 14, 1969 "First major league baseball game outside US played in Montreal, Canada"

    • April 14, 1969 Student Afro-American Society seized at Columbia College

    • April 14, 1969 Tornado strikes Dacca East Pakistan killing 540

    • April 14, 1969 VQ-1 aircraft shot down by North Korean aircraft over Sea of Japan

    • April 14, 1971 "Fort Point, SF dedicated as a national historic site"

    • April 14, 1974 Gary Player wins his 2nd Masters golf tournament

    • April 14, 1974 "The Navy donated the ASW carrier Yorktown to Charleston, South Carolina for the city's National Naval Museum."

    • April 14, 1978 1978 Tbilisi Demonstrations: thousands of Georgians demonstrate against the attempt by the Soviet authorities to change the constitutional status of the Georgian language.

    • April 14, 1978 H Debehogne discovers asteroid #2364 Seillier

    • April 14, 1979 Number one hit on UK music charts - Art Garfunkel - Bright Eyes

    • April 14, 1981 Space Shuttle-Columbia 1-returns to Earth

    • April 14, 1981 "The first operational space shuttle, Columbia, lands at Edwards Air Force Base, California after its first test flight."

    • April 14, 1982 M Watt discovers asteroid #2675 Tolkien

    • April 14, 1986 "2.2 pound (1 kg) hailstones fall on the Gopalganj district of Bangladesh, killing 92. These are the heaviest hailstones ever recorded."

    • April 14, 1986 "In retaliation for the April 5 bombing of the La Belle Discotheque in West Berlin in which two U.S. servicemen were killed, Ronald Reagan orders major bombing raids against Tripoli and Benghazi, in Libya, which kills 60 people."

    • April 14, 1986 US aircraft attacks 5 terrorist locations in Libya

    • April 14, 1988 "In a United Nations ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, the Soviet Union signs an agreement pledging to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan."

    • April 14, 1988 The U.S.S.R. agrees to pull its troops out of Afghanistan.

    • April 14, 1988 USS Samuel B. Roberts strikes a mine in the Persian Gulf during Operation Earnest Will. U.S. retaliates against Iran on April 18 with Operation Praying Mantis.

    • April 14, 1989 First Navy ship arrives on scene to assist in Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup

    • April 14, 1990 Number one hit on UK music charts - Madonna - Vogue

    • April 14, 1992 """Guys & Dolls"" opens at Martin Beck theater on Broadway"

    • April 14, 1992 UAW ends 5 month strike against Caterpillar Inc

    • April 14, 1992 UN imposes embargo against Libya takes effect

    • April 14, 1994 "In a friendly fire incident during Operation Provide Comfort in northern Iraq, two United States Air Force F-15 aircraft mistakenly shoot-down two United States Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, killing 26 people."

    • April 14, 1999 "A severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing A$1.7 billion in insured damages, the most costly natural disaster in Australian history."

    • April 14, 1999 NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees - Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.

    • April 14, 2000 Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich filed a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This law-suit eventually led the movement against file-sharing programs.

    • April 14, 2002 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returns to office two days after being ousted and arrested by his country's military.

    • April 14, 2003 Human Genome Project successfully completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to 99.99% accuracy.

    • April 14, 2003 "U.S. troops in Baghdad capture Abu Abbas, leader of the Palestinian group that killed an American on the hijacked cruise liner the Achille Lauro in 1985."

    • April 14, 2005 "Oregon Supreme Court nullifies nearly 3,000 marriage licenses issued to gay couples a year earlier by Multnomah County."

    • April 14, 2007 "33 passengers are killed in Aksaray, Turkey in a bus crash going to Cappadocia."

    • April 14, 2007 "At least 200,000 demonstrators in Ankara, Turkey protest against the possible candidacy of incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoan"







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