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1962Georges Pompidou becomes Prime Minister of France after the resignation of Michel Debré

18941st public showing of Thomas Edison's kinetoscope (moving pictures)

198052nd Academy Awards - "Kramer vs Kramer", Dustin Hoffman & Sally Field win

2013Justin Trudeau, son of long-serving Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, is elected leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

1536English King Henry VIII expropriates minor monasteries

1963George Harrison is impressed by unsigned group "Rolling Stones"

1980Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Executioner's Song)

1904George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" premiered in London

200842nd CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Trace Adkins wins

199660th Golf Masters Championship: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 276

1932Bizet, Massine & Mira's "Jeux d'Enfants" premieres in Monte Carlo

1985Beth Daniel wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic

198549th Golf Masters Championship: Bernhard Langer wins, shooting a 282

1939John Steinbeck novel "The Grapes of Wrath" published

43 BCBattle 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.

200266th Golf Masters Championship: Tiger Woods becomes the third golfer to win in two consecutive years

1865President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater

197438th Golf Masters Championship: Gary Player wins, shooting a 278

1910President Taft begins tradition of throwing out ball on opening day

1828First American Dictionary: its author Noah Webster registers its copyright for publication

1983President Reagan signs $165 billion Social Security rescue

1967General Gnassingbé Eyadéma becomes president of Togo

April 14th Historical Events
Date Event
43
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. 
BC
AD
193
Lucius Septimus Severus crowned Emperor of Rome 
754
Pact of Quierzy: between Pope Stephen II, [III] & Pippin the Korte 
966
Christianisation of Poland 
972
Notger becomes bishop of Liege 
979
Challenge to throne of King Aethelred II of England 
1028
German emperor Conrad II the Sailor crowns his son Henry III, king 
1191
85-year old Giacinto Bobo becomes Pope Coelestinus III 
1341
Sack of Saluzzo (Italy) by Italian-Angevine troops under Manfred V of Saluzzo. 
1434
The foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, France is laid. 
1471
Battle of Barnet - King Edward IV vs Earl of Warwick 
1536
English King Henry VIII expropriates minor monasteries 
1544
Battle at Carignano: French troops under Earl d'Enghien beat Swiss 
1570
Polish Calvinists/Lutherians/Hernhutters unify against Jesuits 
1574
Battle of Mookerhei - D'Avila beats Louis of Nassau 
1611
Word "telescope" is 1st used (Prince Federico Cesi) 
1629
England & France sign Peace of Susa 
1671
Cosaks capture Russian boer leader Stenka Razin 
1699
Khalsa: Birth of Khalsa, the brotherhood of the Sikh religion, in Northern India in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar. 
1756
Gov Glen of SC protests against 900 Acadia indians 
1775
1st abolitionist society in US organizes in Phila 
1777
NY adopts new constitution as an independent state 
1792
France declares war on Austria, starting French Revolutionary Wars 
1818
US Medical Corp forms 
1828
18-gun sloop "Acorn" sinks off Halifax with 115 men aboard 
1828
First American Dictionary: its author Noah Webster registers its copyright for publication 
1831
Soldiers marching on a bridge in Manchester, England cause it to collapse. 
1836
Congress forms Territory of Wisconsin 
1841
Edgar Allen Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue" published 
1847
Persia & Osmaanse sign 2nd Treaty of Erzurum 
1849
Hungary declares itself independent of Austria with Louis Kossuth as its leader. 
1860
1st Pony Express rider arrives in SF from St Joseph, Mo 
1861
Formal Union surrender of Ft Sumter (US Civil War) 
1862
Battle of Ft Pillow TN 
1863
William Bullock patents continuous-roll printing press 
1865
Mobile, Alabama is captured 
1865
US Secret Service created to fight counterfeiting 
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 
1868
SC voters approved constitution, 70,758 to 27,228 
1871
Canada sets denominations of currency as dollars, cents, & mills 
1872
Dominion Lands Act passed-Canada's Homestead Act 
1872
San Francisco organizes Bar Association 
1881
The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight erupts in El Paso, Texas. 
1883
Leo Delibes' opera "Lakmé" premieres in Paris 
1887
Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Reigate Squires" (BG) 
1890
Pan American Day-1st conference of American states (Wash DC) 
1894
1st public showing of Thomas Edison's kinetoscope (moving pictures) 
1895
1st performance of Gustav Mahler's (incomplete) 2nd Symphony 
1900
Veteran's Hospital at Ft Miley forms 
1903
Dr Harry Plotz discovers vaccine against typhoid (NYC) 
1904
George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" premiered in London 
1906
US President Theodore Roosevelt denounces "muckrakers" in US press, taken from John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress 
1909
Anglo-Persian Oil Company forms in London 
1910
President Taft begins tradition of throwing out ball on opening day 
1910
Pan American Union forms 
1912
RMS Titanic hits an iceberg at 11.40pm off Newfoundland 
1913
Belgium begins general strike for voting rights 
1914
Stacy G Carkhuff patents non-skid tire pattern 
1915
A's Herb Pennock is within 1 out of pitching 1st Opening Day no-hitter 
1915
Dutch merchant navy ship Katwijk sunk by Germany torpedo 
1915
The Turks invade Armenia. 
1917
Chicago White Sox Ed Cicotte no-hits St Louis Browns, 11-0 
1918
Douglas Campbell is 1st US ace pilot (shooting down 5th German plane) 
1920
Tornadoes killed 219 people in Alabama & Mississippi 
1921
NHL Championship: Ottawa Senators sweep Toronto St Patricks in 2 games 
1921
Prince Henry opens Rotterdam-Amsterdam-Bremen-Hamburg air route 
1922
Republic rebels occupies 4 government courts in Dublin 
1923
Etienne Oehmichen sets helicopter distance record of 358 meters 
1925
1st regular-season Cubs game to be broadcast on radio (WGN) 
1927
The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden. 
1928
Maddus Airlines starts 1st regular passenger flights between SF & LA 
1928
Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Montreal Maroons, 3 games to 2 
1930
Philip Barry's "Hotel Universe" premieres in NYC 
1931
Spain becomes republic with overthrow of King Alfonso XIII 
1931
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 3 games to 2 
1932
Bizet, Massine & Mira's "Jeux d'Enfants" premieres in Monte Carlo 
1935
Black Sunday: The worst sandstorm ravages US midwest (creates the Dust Bowl) 
1939
John Steinbeck novel "The Grapes of Wrath" published 
1940
Allied troops land in Norway 
1940
RCA demonstrated its new electron microscope in Philadelphia 
1941
1st massive German raid in Paris, 3,600 Jews rounded up 
1941
King Peter leaves Yugoslavia 
1942
Destroyer Roper sinks German U-85 of US east coast 
1943
Gen Alexander/Eisenhower/Anderson/Bradley discuss assault on Tunis 
1943
James Gow & A d'Usseau's "Tomorrow the World" premieres in NYC 
1944
1st Jews transported from Athens arrive at Auschwitz 
1944
Freighter "Fort Stikene" explodes in Bombay India, killing 1,376 
1944
Gen Eisenhower becomes head commander of allied air fleet 
1944
Greek Colonel Venizelos forms government 
1945
American planes bomb Tokyo & damage the Imperial Palace 
1945
Arnhem/Zwolle freed from Nazis 
1945
WWII: US 7th Army & allies forces capture Nuremberg & Stuttgart in Germany 
1945
US forces conquered Motobu peninsula on Okinawa 
1945
US marines attack Yae Take on Okinawa 
1946
"Day Before Spring" closes at National Theater NYC after 167 perfs 
1946
Manager Mel Ott of Giants hits 511th & final HR 
1948
A flash of light is observed in crater Plato on Moon 
1948
NYC subway fares jump from 5 cents to 10 cents 
1948
Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games 
1948
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak 
1949
International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg's last judgment 
1950
1st edition of British comic "Eagle" 
1950
Doorne's Auto factory opens in Netherlands 
1953
Viet-Minh offensive in Laos 
1953
WHYN (now WGGB) TV channel 40 in Springfield-Holyoke, MA (ABC) begins 
1954
Soviet diplomat Vladimir Petrov asks for politics asylum in Canberra 
1955
Elston Howard becomes the 1st black to wear the Yankee uniform 
1955
Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 3 
1955
WBRZ TV channel 2 in Baton Rouge, LA (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 
1956
"Plain & Fancy" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 476 perfs 
1956
Ampex Corp demonstrates 1st commercial videotape recorder 
1957
Leah Neuberger wins her 8th women's singles ping pong championship 
1957
Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open 
1958
Sputnik 2 (with dog Laika) burns up in atmosphere 
1959
(Robert) Taft Memorial Bell Tower dedicated in Wash DC 
1959
KDIN TV channel 11 in Des Moines, IA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1960
"Bye Bye Birdie" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 607 performances 
1960
1st underwater launching of Polaris missile 
1960
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Maple Leafs in 4 games 
1961
1st live television broadcast from Soviet Union 
1961
Cuban-American invasion army departs Nicaragua 
1961
US element 103 (Lawrencium) discovered 
1962
Demonstration for sovereign status of New-Guinea in Amsterdam 
1962
Georges Pompidou becomes Prime Minister of France after the resignation of Michel Debré 
1963
George Harrison is impressed by unsigned group "Rolling Stones" 
1964
Sandy Koufax throws his 9th complete game without allowing a walk 
1965
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1967
General Gnassingbé Eyadéma becomes president of Togo 
1967
In the Vietnam War, US planes bombed Haiphong for 1st time 
1967
Red Sox rookie Billy Rohome comes within 1 strike of a no hitter at 
1967
Yankee Stadium, Elston Howard singles on a 3-2 pitch 
1968
1st NBA game at Madison Sq Garden, Knicks beat SD Clippers 
1968
32nd Golf Masters Championship: Bob Goalby wins, shooting a 277 
1968
Marilynn Smith wins LPGA O'Sullivan Golf Open 
1968
Roberto de Vicenzo loses Masters for signing an incorrect score card 
1969
1st major league baseball game outside US played (Montreal Canada) 
1969
41st Academy Awards - "Oliver", Cliff Robertson & Katharine Hepburn/Barbara Striesand win 
1969
KEET TV channel 13 in Eureka, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1969
Student Afro-American Society seized at Columbia College 
1969
Tornado strikes Dacca East Pakistan killing 540 
1970
"Boy Friend" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 119 performances 
1971
Fort Point, SF dedicated as a national historic site 
1971
President Nixon ends blockade against People's Republic of China 
1971
Stephen Sondheim's musical "Follies" premieres in NYC 
1971
Supreme Court upheld busing as means of achieving racial desegregation 
1972
"That's Entertainment" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 4 performances 
1972
The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode twenty-four bombs in towns and cities across Northern Ireland 
1973
Acting FBI director L Patrick Gray resigns after admitting he destroyed evidence in the Watergate scandal 
1974
38th Golf Masters Championship: Gary Player wins, shooting a 278 
1977
Supreme Court says people may refuse to display state motto on license 
1978
David Hare's "Plenty" premieres in London 
1978
Korean Air Lines Boeing 707, fired on by Soviets, crashes in Russia 
1978
WRR-AM in Dallas Texas changes call letters to KAAM 
1978
1978 Tbilisi Demonstrations: Thousands of Georgians demonstrate against Soviet attempts to change the constitutional status of the Georgian language. 
1979
Susan Horvath, of Penn, crowned America's Young Woman of the Year 
1980
1st Cubans of the Mariel boatlift sail to Florida 
1980
52nd Academy Awards - "Kramer vs Kramer", Dustin Hoffman & Sally Field win 
1980
Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Executioner's Song) 
1981
1st Space Shuttle-Columbia 1-returns to Earth 
1983
Isles tie own rec with 2 shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Ranger 
1983
President Reagan signs $165 billion Social Security rescue 
1983
Rangers 1-Isles 4-Patrick Div Finals-Isles hold 1-0 lead 
1984
Farewell concert of "Doe Maar" in Den Bosch Neth 
1985
"Take Me Along!" opens/closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC 
1985
49th Golf Masters Championship: Bernhard Langer wins, shooting a 282 
1985
Ahmed Salah wins 1st World Cup marathon (2:08:09) 
1985
Alan Garcia wins elections in Peru 
1985
Beth Daniel wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic 
1985
Bob Carpenter is unsuccessful on Wash Caps 1st playoff penalty shot 
1985
Caps 4-Isles 6-Patrick Div Semifinals-Series tied at 2-2 
1985
Jack C Burcham is 5th to receive "Jarvik 7" permanent artificial heart 
1986
21st Academy of Country Music Awards: G Strait, Alabama, R McEntire 
1986
Desmond Tutu elected Anglican archbishop of Capetown 
1986
Double-decker ferry sinks in stormy weather in Bangladesh killing 200 
1986
US aircraft attacks 5 terrorist locations in Libya 
1987
Turkey asks to join European market 
1988
"Mail" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 36 performances 
1988
Devils 6-5 over Islanders-Devils take 1st round 4-2 
1988
USSR, US, Pakistan & Afghanistan sign Afghanistan treaty 
1989
1,100,000,000th Chinese born 
1989
In the Iran-Contra trial, Oliver North's case goes to the jury 
1991
"Mule Bone" closes at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC after 67 perfs 
1991
"Oh, Kay!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC 
1991
55th Golf Masters Championship: Ian Woosnam wins, shooting a 277 
1991
Chic Blackhawks becomes 1st NHL regular season champion in 20 years to lose in 1st round of the playoffs (To Minn North Stars) 
1992
"Guys & Dolls" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 1143 performances 
1992
"Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, Manchester 
1992
Court throws out Apple's lawsuit against Microsoft 
1992
UAW ends 5 month strike against Caterpillar Inc 
1992
UN imposes embargo against Libya takes effect 
1994
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis operated on for a bleeding ulcer 
1994
NJ Devils end best regular season, 47-25-12 record for 106 points 
1994
US F-15 accidentally shoots 2 US helicopters down over Iraq, 26 die 
1994
Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh promises to surrender after completion of his Seven Seals manuscript 
1995
India beats Sri Lanka to win the Asia Cricket Cup final in Sharjah 
1995
Rosie Jones wins LPGA Pinewild Women's Golf Championship 
1996
"Apple Doesn't Fall" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 1 performance 
1996
60th Golf Masters Championship: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 276 
1996
Detroit Red Wings win NHL record 62 games 
1999
NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees - Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed. 
1999
A severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing A$1.7 billion in insured damages, the most costly natural disaster in Australian history. 
2000
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich files a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This law-suit eventually leads the movement against file-sharing programs. 
2002
66th Golf Masters Championship: Tiger Woods becomes the third golfer to win in two consecutive years 
2002
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returns to office two days after being ousted and arrested by the country's military. 
2003
The Human Genome Project is completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99%. 
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. 
2005
The U.S. Oregon Supreme Court nullifies marriage licenses issued to gay couples a year earlier by Multnomah County. 
2007
At least 200,000 demonstrators in Ankara, Turkey protest against the possible candidacy of incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. 
2008
42nd CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Trace Adkins wins 
2010
Icelandic Volcano Eyjafjallajökull begins erupting from the top crater in the centre of the glacier 
2013
20 people are killed in attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia 
2013
33 people are killed after a bus tumbled off a cliff in Trujillo, Peru 
2013
11 people are killed and 50 are injured after a hotel fire in Xiangyang, China 
2013
77th Golf Masters Championship: Adam Scott wins, shooting a 279 
2013
Justin Trudeau, son of long-serving Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, is elected leader of the Liberal Party of Canada 
2016
Kobe Bryant: NBA All-Star scores 60 points in final game 
2016
Video appears to show some of Nigeria's kidnapped girls alive 
2016
Golden State Warriors: 73rd win breaks Chicago Bulls' NBA record 
2016
US health experts confirm that Zika causes birth defects 
2016
US Navy video captures "aggressive" Russian flyby 
2016
Texas 'affluenza' teen jailed for two years 
2016
40000 Verizon workers go on strike 
2017
Trump says North Korea problem 'will be taken care of' 
2017
US unleashes 'mother of all bombs' for first time in Afghanistan 
2017
Trump Signs Law Giving States Option To Deny Funding For Planned Parenthood 
2017
200 Years Ago, The Word's First Rollercoaster Debuted In Paris 
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