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April 14th, 2069 (April 14 2069)EventVitellius, commander of the Rhine armies, defeats Emperor Otho in the Battle of Bedriacum and seizes the throne.
April 14th, 2043 (April 14 2043)EventBattle 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.Julius Caesar Quotes
April 14th, 2007 (April 14 2007)EventAt least 200,000 demonstrators in Ankara, Turkey protest against the possible candidacy of incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
April 14th, 2005 (April 14 2005)EventThe U.S. Oregon Supreme Court nullifies marriage licenses issued to gay couples a year earlier by Multnomah County.
April 14th, 2003 (April 14 2003)EventThe Human Genome Project is completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99%.
April 14th, 2003 (April 14 2003)EventU.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 14th, 2002 (April 14 2002)EventVenezuelan President Hugo Chavez returns to office two days after being ousted and arrested by the country s military.
April 14th, 2000 (April 14 2000)EventMetallica drummer Lars Ulrich files a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This law-suit eventually leads the movement against file-sharing programs.
April 14th, 1999 (April 14 1999)EventNATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugeesYugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.
April 14th, 1999 (April 14 1999)EventA severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing A$1.7 billion in insured damages, the most costly natural disaster in Australian history.
April 14th, 1994 (April 14 1994)EventIn a U.S. friendly fire incident during Operation Provide Comfort in northern Iraq, two United States Air Force aircraft mistakenly shoot-down two United States Army helicopters, killing 26 people. Ovid Quotes
April 14th, 1988 (April 14 1988)EventThe USS Samuel B. Roberts strikes a mine in the Persian Gulf during Operation Earnest Will.
April 14th, 1988 (April 14 1988)EventIn a United Nations ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, the Soviet Union signs an agreement pledging to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
April 14th, 1986 (April 14 1986)EventIn retaliation for the April 5 bombing in West Berlin that killed two U.S. servicemen, U.S. president Ronald Reagan orders major bombing raids against Libya, killing 60 people.Ronald Reagan Quotes
April 14th, 1986 (April 14 1986)Event1 kg (2.2 pound) hailstones fall on the Gopalganj district of Bangladesh, killing 92. These are the heaviest hailstones ever recorded.
April 14th, 1981 (April 14 1981)EventSTS-The first operational space shuttle, Columbia (OV-102) completes its first test flight.
April 14th, 1978 (April 14 1978)Event1978 Tbilisi Demonstrations: Thousands of Georgians demonstrate against Soviet attempts to change the constitutional status of the Georgian language.
April 14th, 1968 (April 14 1968)EventAt the U.S. Academy Awards, a tie for the Academy Award for Best Actress is achieved by Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand.Katharine Hepburn Quotes
April 14th, 1962 (April 14 1962)EventGeorges Pompidou becomes Prime Minister of France.
April 14th, 1961 (April 14 1961)EventYuri Gagarin is greeted by mass crowds and Khrushchev in Red Square following his historic first space flight on 12th AprilYuri Gagarin Quotes
April 14th, 1958 (April 14 1958)EventThe Soviet satellite Sputnik 2 falls from orbit after a mission duration of 162 days.
April 14th, 1956 (April 14 1956)EventIn Chicago, Illinois (U.S.), videotape is first demonstrated.
April 14th, 1945 (April 14 1945)EventOsijek, Croatia, is liberated from fascist occupation.
April 14th, 1944 (April 14 1944)EventBombay Explosion (1944): A massive explosion in the Bombay harbor kills 300 causes economic damage valued then at 20 million pounds.
April 14th, 1941 (April 14 1941)EventWorld War II: The Ustashe, a Croatian far-right organization is put in charge of the Independent State of Croatia by the Axis Powers after the Axis Operation 25 invasion. In addition, Rommel attacks Tobruk.
April 14th, 1940 (April 14 1940)EventWorld War II: Royal Marines land in Namsos, Norway in preparation for a larger force to arrive two days later.
April 14th, 1935 (April 14 1935)Event"Black Sunday", the worst dust storm of the U.S. Dust Bowl.
April 14th, 1931 (April 14 1931)EventSpanish Cortes deposes King Alfonso XIII and proclaims the 2nd Spanish Republic.
April 14th, 1927 (April 14 1927)EventThe first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden.
April 14th, 1915 (April 14 1915)EventThe Turks invade Armenia.
April 14th, 1912 (April 14 1912)EventThe British passenger liner RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the North Atlantic, and sinks the following morning with the loss of 1,503 lives.
April 14th, 1894 (April 14 1894)EventThomas Edison demonstrates the kinetoscope, a device for peep-show viewing using photographs that flip in sequence, a precursor to movies.
April 14th, 1890 (April 14 1890)EventThe Pan-American Union is founded by the First International Conference of American States in Washington, D.C.
April 14th, 1881 (April 14 1881)EventThe Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight erupts in El Paso, Texas.
April 14th, 1865 (April 14 1865)EventU.S. President Abraham Lincoln is shot in Ford s Theatre by John Wilkes Booth.Abraham Lincoln Quotes
April 14th, 1865 (April 14 1865)EventU.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell.
April 14th, 1864 (April 14 1864)EventBattle of Dybbol: A Prussian-Austrian army defeats Denmark and gains control of Schleswig. Denmark surrenders the province in the following peace settlement.
April 14th, 1860 (April 14 1860)EventThe first Pony Express rider reaches Sacramento, California.
April 14th, 1849 (April 14 1849)EventHungary declares itself independent of Austria with Louis Kossuth as its leader.
April 14th, 1846 (April 14 1846)EventThe Donner Party of pioneers departs Springfield, Illinois, for California, on what will become a year-long journey of hardship, cannibalism, and survival.
April 14th, 1831 (April 14 1831)EventSoldiers marching on a bridge in Manchester, England cause it to collapse.
April 14th, 1828 (April 14 1828)EventNoah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary.
April 14th, 1775 (April 14 1775)EventThe first abolition society in North America is establishedied in The "Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage" is organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush.Benjamin Franklin Quotes
April 14th, 1699 (April 14 1699)EventKhalsa: Birth of Khalsa, the brotherhood of the Sikh religion, in Northern India in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar.
April 14th, 1471 (April 14 1471)EventIn 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 14th, 1434 (April 14 1434)EventThe foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, France is laid.
April 14th, 1341 (April 14 1341)EventSack of Saluzzo (Italy) by Italian-Angevine troops under Manfred V of Saluzzo.
April 14th, 1205 (April 14 1205)EventBattle of Adrianople between Bulgarians and Crusaders.
April 14th, 1028 (April 14 1028)EventHenry III, son of Conrad, is elected king of the Germans.

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