This Day In History – April 14

Today in Histroy

1865 US President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington
1903 Dr Harry Plotz discovers vaccine against typhoid (NYC)
1912 RMS Titanic hits an iceberg at 11.40pm off Newfoundland
1935 Black Sunday: Severe sandstorm ravages the US Midwest, creating 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%

Today in Movies

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

Today in Sports

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

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