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Notable Historical Events for April 14th

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

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

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

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.

1985Beth Daniel wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic

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

1967General Gnassingbé Eyadéma becomes president of Togo

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

1939John Steinbeck novel "The Grapes of Wrath" published

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

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Notable Birthdays on April 14th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on April 14th

1950Baseball manager Tom Lasorda (22) weds Joan Miller

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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