Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 14th April special in the world history.
The first cordless telephone went on sale in Britain. British Telecom’s ‘Hawk’ could be used up to 100 metres from its base station.
Death of Dick Hickock and Perry Smith, executed by hanging for the murder of the Clutter family, a crime immortalised in Truman Capote's book, In Cold Blood.
The Soviet satellite Sputnik 2 burnt up in the Earth's atmosphere after 162 days in orbit.
Birth of Julie Christie, Actress
John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath published, one of the most important American novels of the 20th century (and a really good read too).
The UK Highway code is first published
The first Monaco Grand Prix was held in Monte Carlo
Death of John Singer Sargent, American artist
The RMS Titanic hit the iceberg at 11:40pm.
Birth of John Gielgud, English actor.
Abraham Lincoln was shot in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth.
Founding of the Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage, the first abolitionist society in North America.
Death of George Frideric Handel, German-born British composer
At the Battle of Barnet the Yorkists defeat the Lancastrians; Edward IV resumes the throne
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The Siege of Jerusalem when the Romans surrounded the city.
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