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Notable Historical Events for April 14th

1939John Steinbeck novel "The Grapes of Wrath" published

2013Justin Trudeau, son of long-serving Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, is elected leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

1980Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Executioner's Song)

1963George Harrison is impressed by unsigned group "Rolling Stones"

1985Beth Daniel wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic

1828First American Dictionary: its author Noah Webster registers its copyright for publication

1906US President Theodore Roosevelt denounces "muckrakers" in US press, taken from John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress

200266th Golf Masters Championship: Tiger Woods becomes the third golfer to win in two consecutive years

199660th Golf Masters Championship: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 276

1910President Taft begins tradition of throwing out ball on opening day

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Notable Birthdays on April 14th

1945Ritchie Blackmore, England, guitarist (Rainbow-Stone Cold, Deep Purple)

1889Arnold Toynbee, England, historian (Study of History)

1961Robert Carlyle, Glasgow, Scotland, British actor (Trainspotting, The Full Monty)

1941Pete Rose, Cincinnati Ohio, MLB player and manager (Cincinnati Reds)

1963Meg Mallon, Natick Massachusetts, LPGA golfer (1991 US Women's Open)

1966Greg Maddux, San Angelo Texas, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)

1977Sarah Michelle Gellar, actress (Kendall-All My Children, Buffy)

1966David Justice, Cincinnati Ohio, baseball player (Atlanta Braves)

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Notable Weddings on April 14th

1956Actress Vera Miles (25) weds actor Gordon Scott (29)

1976The Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein (32) weds writer and director Nora Ephron (34) at a civil ceremony in Manhattan

1890Painter Pierre Auguste Renoir (49) weds Aline Victorine Charigot

1958Film director Stanley Kubrick (29) weds actress Christiane Harlan (25)

1935PGA golfer Ben Hogan (22) weds Valerie Fox in Cleburne, Texas

1950Baseball manager Tom Lasorda (22) weds Joan Miller

April 14th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on April 14th

1978Novelist Danielle Steel (30) divorces Danny Zugelder after almost 3 years of marriage

1994Musician Billy Joel & supermodel Christie Brinkley announce plans to divorce

April 14th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on April 14th

1759George Frideric Handel, Baroque composer and organist (Water Music), dies at 74

1983Pete Farndon, rock bassist (Pretenders), dies

1986Simone de Beauvoir, French author (She Came to Stay), dies of pneumonia at 78

1964Rachel Carson, American biologist/author (Silent spring), dies at 56

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