Events in History on April 14

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

43 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.

Roman Politician and General Mark Antony
Roman Politician and General
Mark Antony
  • 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 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Barnet - Yorkists defeat the Lancastrians and kill the Earl of Warwick

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1536 English King Henry VIII expropriates minor monasteries

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 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 Cossacks capture Russian peasant 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 Philadelphia
  • 1777 NY adopts new constitution as an independent state
  • 1792 France declares war on Austria, starting French Revolutionary Wars
  • 1818 US Medical Corps forms
  • 1828 British 18-gun sloop HMS Acorn sinks off Halifax with 115 men aboard

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

Lexicographer Noah Webster
Noah Webster
  • 1831 Soldiers marching on a bridge in Manchester, England, cause it to collapse.
  • 1836 US Congress forms Territory of Wisconsin
  • 1841 Edgar Allen Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue" published
  • 1847 Persia & Ottoman Turkey 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 U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell.

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

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 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 in El Paso, Texas.
  • 1887 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Reigate Squires" (BG)
  • 1890 Pan American Day-1st conference of American states (Wash DC)

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1894 1st public showing of Thomas Edison's kinetoscope (moving pictures)

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
  • 1900 Veteran's Hospital at Ft Miley forms
  • 1903 Dr Harry Plotz discovers vaccine against typhoid (NYC)

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

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1906 US President Theodore Roosevelt denounces "muckrakers" in US press, taken from John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1909 Anglo-Persian Oil Company forms in London

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

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • 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 Turkey invades Armenia.
  • 1918 Douglas Campbell is 1st US ace pilot (shooting down 5th German plane)
  • 1919 Following Gandhi's nonviolent methods, Muslim and Hindu protest British rule; British troops fire on the crowds, killing 400
  • 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
  • 1927 The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • 1928 Maddus Airlines starts 1st regular passenger flights between SF & LA
  • 1930 Philip Barry's "Hotel Universe" premieres in NYC
  • 1931 Spain becomes republic with overthrow of King Alfonso XIII
  • 1935 Black Sunday: The worst sandstorm ravages US midwest (creates the Dust Bowl)

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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

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1943 Gen Alexander/Eisenhower/Anderson/Bradley discuss assault on Tunis

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1943 James Gow & A d'Usseau's "Tomorrow the World" premieres in NYC
  • 1943 A JN-25 decrypt by American intelligence detailing a forthcoming visit by Marshal Admiral Yamamoto to Balalae Island results in his plane shot down 4 days later
  • 1944 1st Jews transported from Athens arrive at Auschwitz
  • 1944 Freighter "Fort Stikene" explodes in Bombay India, killing 1,376
  • 1944 Gen Eisenhower becomes the Supreme Allied Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force
  • 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 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 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
  • 1954 Soviet diplomat Vladimir Petrov asks for politics asylum in Canberra
  • 1955 Elston Howard becomes the 1st black to wear the Yankee uniform
  • 1957 Leah Neuberger wins her 8th women's singles ping pong championship
  • 1958 Sputnik 2 (with dog Laika) burns up in atmosphere
  • 1959 (Robert) Taft Memorial Bell Tower dedicated in Washington DC
  • 1960 1st underwater launching of Polaris missile
  • 1961 Cuban-American invasion army departs Nicaragua
  • 1961 US element 103 (Lawrencium) discovered
  • 1962 Demonstration for sovereign status of New-Guinea in Amsterdam

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

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • 1964 Sandy Koufax throws his 9th complete game without allowing a walk
  • 1965 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1967 General Gnassingbé Eyadéma becomes president of Togo

General and President of Togo Gnassingbé Eyadéma
General and President of Togo
Gnassingbé Eyadéma
  • 1967 In the Vietnam War, US planes bombed Haiphong for 1st time
  • 1967 Yankee Stadium, Elston Howard singles on a 3-2 pitch
  • 1968 Roberto de Vicenzo loses Masters for signing an incorrect score card
  • 1969 Student Afro-American Society seized at Columbia College
  • 1969 Tornado strikes Dacca East Pakistan killing 540
  • 1971 Fort Point, SF dedicated as a national historic site
  • 1971 President Nixon ends blockade against People's Republic of China
  • 1971 Supreme Court upheld busing as means of achieving racial desegregation
  • 1972 The Provisional Irish Republican Army explodes 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
  • 1977 US 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

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

Novelist Norman Mailer
Norman Mailer
  • 1981 1st Space Shuttle, Columbia 1, returns to Earth
  • 1984 Farewell concert of "Doe Maar" in Den Bosch Neth
  • 1985 "Take Me Along!" opens/closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • 1985 Alan Garcia wins elections in Peru
  • 1985 Bob Carpenter is unsuccessful on Wash Caps 1st playoff penalty shot
  • 1985 Jack C Burcham is 5th to receive "Jarvik 7" permanent artificial heart
  • 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 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
  • 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

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1994 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis operated on for a bleeding ulcer

  • 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
  • 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.

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2002 Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez returns to office two days after being ousted and arrested by the country's military.

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • 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 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.
  • 2010 Icelandic Volcano Eyjafjallajökull begins erupting from the top crater in the centre of the glacier

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2012 J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter novels, launches her website "Pottermore"

Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
  • 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

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

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Trudeau
  • 2015 The oldest stone tools, at 3.3 million-years old, are found at Lomekwi 3, Kenya