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April 14: This Day That Year

April 14

- 1828 - First American Dictionary introduced, author Noah Webster registers copyrights for publication.

- 1831 - England: Bridge collapses in Manchester due to soldiers marching on it.

- 1836 - USA: Territory of Wisconsin formed.

- 1865 - John Wilkes Booth shots US President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater in Washington.

- 1910 - US President William Howard Taft begins tradition of throwing out ball on opening day.

- 1912 - Titanic hits an iceberg.

- 1919 - India: Muslim and Hindu groups protest British rule, following Gandhi's nonviolent methods. British troops open fire on the crowd, 400 people died.

- 1978 - Soviets fire on Korean Air Lines Boeing 707, crashes in Russia.

- 1985 - 1st World Cup marathon won by Ahmed Salah wins (2h:8m:9s).

- 1995 - India beats Sri Lanka in cricket Asia Cup final in Sharjah.

- 1999 - NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of Albanian refugees, 75 people died.

- 2000 - Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich files a lawsuit against P2P sharing Napster.

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