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1912 Atlantic Ocean Titanic Strikes Iceberg 14th April 1912 : The RMS Titanic struck an iceberg just before midnight on 14th April. Find More From What happened in 1912

1935 U.S.A. Black Sunday 14th April 1935 : Twenty of the worst "Black Blizzards" that occurred throughout the Dust Bowl years happen on a single day often referred to as "Black Sunday" which turned day into night. Witnesses reported that they could not see five feet in front of them at certain points and the storms travelled thousands of miles across the country dumping the black mess wherever they went.
It should be remembered that these storms did not look like a normal dust storm as they were black and given nicknames like "Black Dark Blizzards" and "Black Rollers" because visibility was reduced to a few feet.
The Dust Bowl years were caused by misuse of land through intensive farming with little thought of soil conservation and years of sustained drought causing millions of acres of farmland became useless, and hundreds of thousands forced to leave their homes.

2005 U.S.A. Gay Couples Marriage Licenses Oregon 14th April 2005 : The Oregon Supreme Court nullified nearly 3,000 marriage licenses issued to gay couples a year earlier by Portland's Multnomah County. Basic Timeline of Same Sex marriage Licenses In Oregon March 2, 2004: Multnomah County Chair Linn announced the county would begin granting licenses for same-sex marriages. November 2nd , 2004: Oregonians voted 57% to 43% to pass Ballot Measure 36, a constitutional amendment defining marriage to be between one man and one woman. April 14, 2005: The Oregon State Supreme Court decided Li & Kennedy vs. State of Oregon, ruling that Multnomah County lacked the authority to remedy a perceived violation of the Oregon Constitution.


1906 Italy Mount Vesuvius Erupted 14th April : Mount Vesuvius Erupts on April 14th, 1906 and the eruptions last until April 21st 1906 during the 7 days the crater rim cracked and lava flowed over wide areas.

1865 U.S.A. Lincoln Assassination 14th April 1865 : President Lincoln is shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth while attending the comedy "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. He died the next day

1924 Italy Airship Accident 14th April 1924 : The Italian Airship Number 1 was torn away from its moorings today in strong winds and 3 crewmen were carried 200ft and hurled to their deaths

1931 Spain King Alfonso XIII 14th April 1931 : The Second Spanish Republic is proclaimed forcing King Alfonso XIII of Spain leaves Spain, he lived in Exile in Rome but did not abdicate the throne.


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1933 U.S.A. Milk Price War 14th April 1933 : A Milk Price War is going on and the stable prices of 10 cents per quart are currently 8 cents and in some shops 7 cents per quart

1941 Balkans Britain Pulling Out 14th April 1941 : Britain admits troops pulling back from Balkans and says the situation is a gloomy one at present, also High Flying German Bombers are dropping bombs on Northeastern England Coastal Towns

1952 U.S.A. Bomber Crash Monday, 14th April 1952 : A B36 Bomber failed to take off from Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane This was the worlds largest bomber with 10 engines and 15 out of the 17 crew were killed during take off .





1956 U.S.A. Videotape Recorder 14th April 1956 : Ampex Corp. demonstrated its first commercial videotape recorder the VR-1000, which was the first of Ampex's line of 2 inch Quadruplex videotape recorders. CBS was one of the early TV companies to adopt the technology which allowed a one hour long program to be recorded on one reel of tape. One reel of tape cost $300, equivalent to $2,000 in 2000. A recorder cost about $75,000 to $100,000, about a half a million dollars today.

1961 Brazil The Xingu National Park 14th April 1961 : The Xingu National Park is created to protect the rain forest environment and the indigenous tribes who live in the area, many of whom do not have contact with the outside world.

1964 Cyprus Fighting Continues 14th April 1964 : Problems continued in Cyprus as Greek and Turkish Cypriots continue fighting and more were killed today

1968 Germany Student Unrest 14th April 1968 : Student unrest continues in Berlin during a massive student rally which ends in violent clashes between police and protesters. The protests are at the shooting last week of one of their leaders, Rudi Dutschke.




1972 Canada Free Trade Talks 14th April 1972 : President Nixon addresses Canadian Parliament seeking free trade talks to continue between the two countries

1979 Uganda New President 14th April 1979 : A new president Yusufu Lule has been sworn in after Uganda dictator Idi Amin is forced to leave the country during a Tanzanian army backed military coup.

1984 U.S.A. Aid to El Salvador 14th April 1984 : President Reagan Said he will continue aid to El Salvador despite critics as it was an important step in stopping the influence of Soviet Union in South America

1988 Afghanistan Soviet Union Leaves 14th April 1988 : The Soviet Union agrees to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan ending nine years of occupation by the Soviet Union .

1999 Yugoslav Albanian Refugees 14th April 1999 : NATO mistakenly bombed a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees on a stretch of road between Đakovica and Dečani in western Kosovo, killing 73 civilians. NATO and U.S. spokespersons initially claimed the target was a military convoy but later admitted mistakenly firing on what they believed to be military trucks, and expressed "deep regret."

2000 UK M25 Road Rage Killer 14th April 2000 : M25 "road rage" killer Kenneth Noye, is beginning a life sentence after being convicted of murder at the Old Bailey in London.

2003 Iraq Abul Abbas Captured 14th April 2003 : U.S. commandos in Baghdad capture the wanted terrorist Abul Abbas, leader of the Palestinian group that killed an American on the hijacked cruise liner Achille Lauro in 1985

2007 Russia Garry Kasparov is arrested in Moscow 14th April 2007 : The Russian opposition activist, Garry Kasparov, was among the 170 people that were arrested as police prevented a banned anti-Kremlin rally in Moscow from escalating. The former chess player was freed several hours later, and was fined $40 for public order offences. The security operation was launched to stop protesters from gathering at Pushkin Square. President Putin denies that he is trampling on democracy, and accuses the opposition of destabilizing the state.

2008 United States Merger for Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines 14th April 2008 : Air carriers Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines have agreed to merge in a $5 billion deal that will make them world's biggest commercial passenger line. The new airline will be called Delta, and have an annual revenue of over $35 billion. It is predicted to have about 75,000 staff. Analysts say this deal might prompt other U.S. airlines to join together as they struggle with rising oil prices. The deal, which has been sealed a year after both carriers left bankruptcy protection, might have to struggle with the unions on this. The merger will see Northwest shareholders receiving 1.25 Delta shares for each of their Northwest shares.

2009 Cuba Fidel Castro is pleased at the administration’s lifting of restrictions on the transmission of finances and travel 14th April 2009 : The United States lifts Cuba Restrictions allowing unlimited family travel and financial transfers to Cuba. The former Cuban President Fidel Castro has described the U.S. rules that allow unlimited family travel and financial transfers to the island as "positive, although minimal." He has welcomed these changes in a column that was posted on a Cuban web site. The changes will allow Cuban-Americans to travel more freely into Cuba, and allow them to send more money to relatives that live there. The restrictions were lifted on Monday, April 13th.

2010 United States Sarah Palin at a Tea Party rally in Boston 14th April 2010 : Sarah Palin has condemned the Obama Administration's policies at a rally for the Tea Party Express on Boston Common. Some in the crowd were enthusiastic in their disapproval of the President, and others were skeptical of Palin. Palin’s message was to lower taxes, lessen spending and smaller government. “Americans now spend one hundred days out of the year working for government before we even start earning money for ourselves,” she said. This was the penultimate rally for the Tea Party Express, which began in Searchlight, Nevada and will end in Washington. The crowd appeared to be a few thousand, but the Boston Police have no crowd estimates. Many of the rally's participants held American flags and “Don’t Tread on Me” banners. The crowd cheered at Palin’s anti-Obama rhetoric. Palin parodied Obama’s campaign slogans with “When they say yes we can, we’ll say oh no you don’t.” and concluded with “We’ll keep clinging to our Constitution, and our guns and religion, but you can keep the change."

2010 United States Neil Armstrong is critical of Obama’s space planning 14th April 2010 : Neil Armstrong has criticized the Obama administration's stripped-down space plans, describing the President's proposals as 'devastating.' Supporters of the President's latest plan, which will be unveiled on the 15th, have insisted that the accelerated rocket program will set new goals for the American effort in outer space. Armstrong, in an open letter that was co-signed by the Apollo Commanders James Lovell and Eugene Cernan, wrote that "The … decision to cancel the Constellation program, its Ares 1 and Ares V rockets, and the Orion spacecraft, is devastating.

2010 China Yushu earthquake 14th April 2010 : Six quakes in the Yushu region of China leave more than 500 dead and over ten thousand people were injured. Over the coming days as rescuers travel to outlying area's the death toll continues to rise to an estimated 1,500.

Colombia 2011 Colombia Bus Engulfed by Mudslide 14th April, 2011 : A mudslide engulfed a bus in Colombia, killing at least fourteen people. Six people were also missing after the bus was swept away by a mudslide and covered completely by mud in the heavy rains. Emergency workers tried to recover bodies from the wreck.

Turkmenistan 2012 Turkmenistan President of Turkmenistan Orders Ice Hockey Teams to be Created
14th April, 2012 : President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov of Turkmenistan declared that his government ministries must each create their own ice hockey teams. The leader of the desert nation has prodded his nation to become a sporting power since he came to power in 2007. The leader has absolute power over the country but has tried to encourage foreign investment since coming to power.



Venezuela
2013 Venezuela Post-Chavez Presidential Election

14th April, 2013 : Venezuelans voted in the first presidential election held since the death of former leader Hugo Chavez. Voters chose between Nicolas Maduro, who had been chosen by Chavez as his successor, and Henrique Capriles, who had run against Chavez in the previous elections. Maduro won the election.