Wednesday, April 14, 2021 (Week 15)

Today in History

What happened today in history?

Today is April 14. A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred today in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened this day in history.

This day in History

1981
America’s first space shuttle, Columbia, returns to Earth.
1969
The first major league baseball game in Montreal, Canada is played.
1961
The first live broadcast is televised from the Soviet Union.
1959
The Taft Memorial Bell Tower is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
1953
The Viet Minh invade Laos with 40,00 troops in their war against French colonial forces.
1945
American B-29 bombers damage the Imperial Palace during firebombing raid over Tokyo.
1931
King Alfonso XIII of Spain is overthrown.
1912
The passenger liner Titanic–deemed unsinkable–strikes an iceberg on her maiden voyage and begins to sink. The ship will go under the next day with a loss of 1,500 lives.
1900
The World Exposition opens in Paris.
1894
Thomas Edison’s kinetoscope is shown to the public for the first time.
1865
President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated in Ford’s Theater by John Wilkes Booth.
1860
The first Pony Express rider arrives in San Francisco with mail originating in St. Joseph, Missouri.
1828
The first edition of Noah Webster’s dictionary is published.
1793
A royalist rebellion in Santo Domingo is crushed by French republican troops.
1775
The first abolitionist society in United States is organized in Philadelphia.
1543
Bartolome Ferrelo returns to Spain after discovering a large bay in the New World (San Francisco).
1471
The Earl of Warwick, who fought on both sides in the War of the Roses, is killed at the Battle of Barnet with the defeat of the Lancastrians.