Today in History, English
Today in History, English

42857April 14Event1828 – Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary.
42858April 14Event1846 – The Donner Party of pioneers departs Springfield, Illinois, for California, on what will become a year-long journey of hardship, cannibalism, and survival.
42859April 14Event1849 – Hungary declares itself independent of Austria with Lajos Kossuth as its leader.
42860April 14Event1860 – The first Pony Express rider reaches San Francisco.
42861April 14Event1865 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is shot in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth (died April 15th).
42862April 14Event1865 – U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell.
42863April 14Event1881 – The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight is fought in El Paso, Texas.
42864April 14Event1890 – The Pan-American Union is founded by the First International Conference of American States in Washington, D.C.
42865April 14Event1894 – The first ever commercial motion picture house opened in New York City using ten Kinetoscopes, a device for peep-show viewing of films.
42866April 14Event1906 – The Azusa Street Revival opens and will launch Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement.
42867April 14Event1909 – A massacre is organized by Ottoman Empire against Armenian population of Cilicia.
42868April 14Event1912 – The British passenger liner RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 23:40 (sinks morning of April 15th).
42869April 14Event1927 – The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden.
42870April 14Event1928 – The Bremen, a German Junkers W33 type aircraft, reaches Greenly Island, Canada - the first successful transatlantic aeroplane flight from east to west.
42841April 14Event43 BC – Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Caesar's assassin Decimus Brutus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, but is then immediately defeated by the army of the other consul, Aulus Hirtius.
42842April 14Event69 – Vitellius, commander of the Rhine armies, defeats Emperor Otho in the Battle of Bedriacum and seizes the throne.
42843April 14Event70 – Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, surrounds the Jewish capital with four Roman legions.
42844April 14Event193 – Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans).
42845April 14Event966 – After his marriage to the Christian Doubravka of Bohemia, the pagan ruler of the Polans, Mieszko I, converts to Christianity, an event considered to be the founding of the Polish state.
42846April 14Event1028 – Henry III, son of Conrad, is elected King of Germany.
42847April 14Event1205 – Battle of Adrianople between Bulgarians and Crusaders.
42848April 14Event1294 – Temür, grandson of Kublai, is elected Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan dynasty with the reigning titles Oljeitu and Chengzong.
42849April 14Event1341 – Sack of Saluzzo (Italy) by Italian-Angevine troops under Manfred V, Marquess of Saluzzo.
42850April 14Event1434 – The foundation stone of Nantes Cathedral, France is laid.
42851April 14Event1471 – In England, the Yorkists under Edward IV defeat the Lancastrians under the Earl of Warwick at the Battle of Barnet the Earl is killed and Edward IV resumes the throne.
42852April 14Event1639 – Imperial forces are defeated by the Swedes at the Battle of Chemnitz. The Swedish victory prolongs the Thirty Years' War and allows them to advance into Bohemia.
42853April 14Event1699 – Khalsa: The Sikh religion was formalised as the Khalsa - the brotherhood of Warrior-Saints - by Guru Gobind Singh in northern India, in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar.
42854April 14Event1715 – The Yamasee War begins in South Carolina.
42855April 14Event1775 – The first abolition society in North America is established. The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage is organized in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush.
42856April 14Event1816 – Bussa, a slave in British-ruled Barbados, leads a slave rebellion and is killed. For this, he is remembered as the first national hero of Barbados.

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