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Notable Historical Events for April 14th

1865President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater

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

1536English King Henry VIII expropriates minor monasteries

43 BCBattle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar's assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, who is killed.

1983President Reagan signs $165 billion Social Security rescue

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

1932Bizet, Massine & Mira's "Jeux d'Enfants" premieres in Monte Carlo

1962Georges Pompidou becomes Prime Minister of France after the resignation of Michel Debré

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on April 14th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on April 14th

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

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

1950Baseball manager Tom Lasorda (22) weds Joan Miller

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

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

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

April 14th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on April 14th

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

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

April 14th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on April 14th

1983Pete Farndon, rock bassist (Pretenders), dies

1924Louis Sullivan, architect (father of skyscrapers), dies at 67

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

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

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