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Notable Historical Events for April 14th

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

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.

1939John Steinbeck novel "The Grapes of Wrath" published

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

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

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

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

1985Beth Daniel wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic

18941st public showing of Thomas Edison's kinetoscope (moving pictures)

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

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Notable Birthdays on April 14th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on April 14th

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

1950Baseball manager Tom Lasorda (22) weds Joan Miller

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

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)

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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

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Notable Deaths on April 14th

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

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

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