Friday, April 14, 2017

History for April 14

History for April 14 -
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.

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