April 14th in History1828: First edition of the Webster dictionary is published Now what did that word mean?
1865: John Wiles Booth murders president Lincoln "But apart from that, Mrs Lincoln, how was the play?"
1912: The liner 'Titanic' strikes an ice berg at 11.40pm, and begins to sink
1931: Spain becomes a republic with the overthrow of King Alfonso XIII... Black shirt sales on the rise
1981: The first space shuttle, Columbia, is successfully launched
April 14th birthdays1904: John Gielgud, British actor
1907: Francois Duvalier, Dictator of Haiti
1925: Rod Steiger, American film actor
1941: Julie Christie, American actress