Friday, April 14, 2017
History for April 14 - On-This-Day.com:
Anne Mansfield Sullivan 1866 - "The Miracle Worker", famous for teaching Helen Keller to read, write and speak, Arnold (Joseph) Toynbee 1889 - Historian, author, John Gielgud 1904 - Actor (Movies: "Arthur")
Frank Serpico 1934, Loretta Lynn 1935 - Country singer, first woman to earn the CMA's Entertainer of the Year award, Pete Rose (Peter Edward Rose) 1941 - Baseball player
1828 - The first edition of Noah Webster's dictionary was published under the name "American Dictionary of the English Language."
1865 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth. He actually died early the next morning.
1902 - James Cash (J.C.) Penney opened his first retail store in Kemmerer, WY. It was called the Golden Rule Store.
1912 - The Atlantic passenger liner Titanic, on its maiden voyage hit an iceberg and began to sink. 1,517 people lost their lives and more than 700 survived.
1925 - WGN became the first radio station to broadcast a regular season major league baseball game. The Cubs beat the Pirates 8-2.
1939 - The John Steinbeck novel "The Grapes of Wrath" was first published.
1986 - U.S. President Reagan announced the U.S. air raid on military and terrorist related targets in Libya.
2008 - Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines announced they were combining.