14th April

The events happened on 14th April are :

1865 : Abraham Lincoln shot : On this day in 1865, just after the American Civil War ended, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth while attending a production at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., and died the next morning.

2004 : Bartholomew I, ecumenical patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox church, formally accepted the apology offered by Pope John Paul II in 2001 for the sacking of Constantinople (now Istanbul) by Crusader armies in the early 13th century.

1986 : A force of U.S. warplanes based in Britain bombed several sites in Libya, killing or wounding several of Muammar al-Qaddafi's children and narrowly missing Qaddafi himself.

1924 : American architect Louis Sullivan, the father of modern American architecture, died in Chicago.

1904 : Sir John Gielgud, an English actor, producer, and director considered one of the greatest performers of his generation on stage and screen, particularly as a Shakespearean actor, was born.

1902 : American businessman J.C. Penney opened his first dry-goods store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.

1866 : Anne Sullivan Macy, Helen Keller's teacher, was born near Springfield, Massachusetts.

1471 : The deposed and exiled king of England, Edward IV, defeated King Henry VI's forces at the Battle of Barnet, near London, enabling him to retake the throne.

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