On This Day for 14th April

Historical Events

  • 1865 US President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington
  • 1894 1st public showing of Thomas Edison's kinetoscope (moving pictures)
  • 1903 Dr Harry Plotz discovers vaccine against typhoid (NYC)
  • 1912 RMS Titanic hits an iceberg at 11.40pm off Newfoundland
  • 1935 Black Sunday: The worst sandstorm ravages US midwest (creates the Dust Bowl)
  • 1981 1st Space Shuttle, Columbia 1, returns to Earth

Did You Know?

The Human Genome Project is completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99%

On April 14th, 2003

Famous Weddings

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