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Once Upon A Time – April 14 – 1912 – RMS Titanic, World’s Largest Ocean Liner, Hits An Iceberg Off Newfoundland

1865 US President Abraham Lincoln is shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington; he dies a day later

1912 RMS Titanic, the world’s largest ocean liner, hits an iceberg at 11.40pm off Newfoundland, sinks in the early hours of 15 April

1914 Dr. Harry Plotz isolates the bacteria that causes Typhus Fever (Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York City)

1935 Black Sunday: Severe dust storm ravages the US Midwest, led to the region being named “the Dust Bowl”

1981 1st Space Shuttle, Columbia 1, returns to Earth

2003 The Human Genome Project is completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99%

Historical Events Today Events in 2023

Today in Film & TV

1894 1st public showing of Thomas Edison’s kinetoscope (moving pictures)

Today in Music

2000 Metallica file a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This lawsuit eventually leads the movement against file-sharing programs.

Today in Sport

2002 66th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Tiger Woods becomes the 3rd player to claim back-to-back Masters, 3 strokes ahead of Retief Goosen of South Africa


1841 1st detective story published, Edgar Allan Poe’s “Murders in Rue Morgue”  

Famous Weddings

1880 Philosopher John Muir (41) weds Louisa Strentzel

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

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

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