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Notable Historical Events for April 14th

1904George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" premiered in London

1985Beth Daniel wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic

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

1967General Gnassingbé Eyadéma becomes president of Togo

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

1939John Steinbeck novel "The Grapes of Wrath" published

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

1983President Reagan signs $165 billion Social Security rescue

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on April 14th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on April 14th

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

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

1950Baseball manager Tom Lasorda (22) weds Joan Miller

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

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

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

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

1983Pete Farndon, rock bassist (Pretenders), dies

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

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

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