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Notable Historical Events for April 14th

1967General Gnassingbé Eyadéma becomes president of Togo

1536English King Henry VIII expropriates minor monasteries

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

200842nd CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Trace Adkins wins

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

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

1985Beth Daniel wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic

198052nd Academy Awards - "Kramer vs Kramer", Dustin Hoffman & Sally Field win

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

198549th Golf Masters Championship: Bernhard Langer wins, shooting a 282

April 14th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 14th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on April 14th

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

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

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

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

1950Baseball manager Tom Lasorda (22) weds Joan Miller

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

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

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

1983Pete Farndon, rock bassist (Pretenders), dies

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

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

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