On This Day

What Happened on April 14

Important Events

  • 1912 RMS Titanic hits an iceberg at 11.40pm off Newfoundland
  • 1935 Black Sunday: Severe dust storm ravages the US Midwest, led to the region being named "the Dust Bowl"
  • 1981 1st Space Shuttle, Columbia 1, returns to Earth
  • 2003 The Human Genome Project is completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99%
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Apr 14 in Film & TV

Apr 14 in Music

  • 2000 Metallica file a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This lawsuit eventually leads the movement against file-sharing programs.

Apr 14 in Sport

  • 2002 66th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Tiger Woods becomes the 3rd player to claim back-to-back Masters, 3 strokes ahead of Retief Goosen of South Africa

Did You Know?

Archaeologists announce they have found at Lomekwi in Kenya 3.3 million-year old stone tools, the oldest ever discovered and which pre-date the earliest humans

On April 14, 2015


Would You Believe?

1st detective story published, Edgar Allan Poe's "Murders in Rue Morgue" (April 1841)

On April 14, 1841

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
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