April 14: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1775 - The first abolition society in North America is established. The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage is organized in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania by Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush.
- 1828 - Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary.
- 1865 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is shot in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth (died April 15th).
- 1958 - The Soviet satellite Sputnik 2 falls from orbit after a mission duration of 162 days.
- 2003 - The Human Genome Project is completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99%.
- Famous Birthdays: Adam Tanner (Austrian mathematician), Christiaan Huygens (Dutch mathematician, astronomer, and physicist), Abraham Darby (a leading hand in the Industrial revolution), Thomas Schelling (American economist and educator, Nobel Prize laureate), Alan MacDiarmid (New Zealand chemist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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