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Know what happened on 14th April


Importance of 14th April in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 14th April special in the world history.

1983
The first cordless telephone went on sale in Britain. British Telecom’s ‘Hawk’ could be used up to 100 metres from its base station.
Great Britain
1965
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.
United States
1958
The Soviet satellite Sputnik 2 burnt up in the Earth's atmosphere after 162 days in orbit.
Russian Federation
1941
Birth of Julie Christie, Actress
Great Britain
1939
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).
United States
1931
The UK Highway code is first published
Great Britain
1929
The first Monaco Grand Prix was held in Monte Carlo
Monaco
1925
Death of John Singer Sargent, American artist
United States
1912
The RMS Titanic hit the iceberg at 11:40pm.
Great Britain
1904
Birth of John Gielgud, English actor.
Great Britain
1865
Abraham Lincoln was shot in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth.
United States
1775
Founding of the Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage, the first abolitionist society in North America.
United States
1759
Death of George Frideric Handel, German-born British composer
Germany
1471
At the Battle of Barnet the Yorkists defeat the Lancastrians; Edward IV resumes the throne
Great Britain
0070
The Siege of Jerusalem when the Romans surrounded the city.
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