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April 14th In Pop Culture History

1775 - The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage was organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush.

1828 - Noah Webster published his American Dictionary of the English Language.

1863 - The US Patent (No. 38,200) for a continuous-roll printing press was issued to William Bullock, enabling two sides of a newspaper to be printed at once. It was first used by the New York Sun.

1865 - John Wilkes Booth fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln at a play (Our American Cousin) at Ford's Theater in Washington, DC.

1881 - Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight occurred on El Paso Street, El Paso, Texas. Marshal Dallas Stoudenmire accounted for three of the four fatalities with his twin .44 caliber Colt revolvers.

1912 - RMS Titanic hit an iceberg, killing 1514 people that evening, and into the next day.

1933 - Jack Mackay and his wife reported seeing the Loch Ness Monster - 'Nessie', although the earliest report was in 565 AD, when St. Columbia turned away a giant beast that was threatening a man in the Ness River, which flows into the lake.

1935 - 'Black Sunday Storm' - the worst dust storm of the US Dust Bowl, hit from the Oklahoma Panhandle and Northwestern Oklahoma to the Texas Panhandles. The Duststorm of April 14th, 1935 is also immortalized in the Woody Guthrie song "Dusty Old Dust" aka "So long been good to know you."

1939 - The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck was first published by the Viking Press.

1953 - The CIA started to give unwitting subjects LSD in a search for a mind-controlling drug.

1960 - Broadway Show - Bye Bye Birdie (Musical) opened on April 14, 1960

1961 - The man made element 103 - Lawrencium (Lw), was produced in the US by Albert Ghiorso, Torbjørn Sikkeland, Almon Larsh and Robert M. Latimer.

1969 (Tornado) East Pakistan, Pakistan

April 14, 1969 - 33 1/3 Revolutions per Monkee aired live on NBC

1969 - Katharine Hepburn (The Lion in Winter) and Barbra Streisand (Funny Girl) tied for Best Actress Oscar.

1979 - #1 Hit April 14, 1979 - April 20, 1979: The Doobie Brothers - What a Fool Believes

1984 - My Little Pony premiered, in syndication

1990 - #1 Hit April 14, 1990 - April 20, 1990: Tommy Page - I'll Be Your Everything

1990 - In Living Color premiered on FOX

1992 - Broadway Show - Guys and Dolls (Musical) April 14, 1992

1994 - The 24-hour movie channel Turner Classic Movies made its debut.

1995 - Stuart Saves His Family was released in theaters.

2000 - 28 Days, American Psycho and Keeping the Faith debuted in theaters.

2001 - April 14, 2001 - June 1, 2001: Janet Jackson - All For You

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

2006 - The Notorious Bettie Page, Scary Movie 4, Kinky Boots and The Wild were released in theaters.

April 14th Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Actor, James Stephenson (1889)
Actress, Mary Marquet (1895)
Actress, Claire Windsor (1897, d.1972)
Actor, Lee Tracy (1898)
Actor, Salvatore Baccaloni (1900)
Actor, John Gielgud (1904, d.2000)
Actress, Phyllis Konstram (1907)
Actor, John Howard (1913)
Actress, Valerie Hobson (1917)
Actress, Mary Healy (1918)
Musician, Bill Harris (1925)
Actor, Rod Steiger (1925, d.2002)
Actress, Liz Renay (1926)
Actress, Dany Robin (1927)
Actress, Gloria Jean (1927)
Actor, Bradford Dillman (1930)
Actor, Jay Robinson (1930, d.2013)
Actor, Bob Grant (1932, d.2003)
Musician, Buddy Knox (1933)
Actress, Joan Darling (1935)
Musician, Loretta Lynn (1935)
Actor, Kenneth Mars (1936)
Actress, Patricia Bruder (1940)
Actress, Julie Christie (1941)
Baseball player, Pete Rose (1941)
Musician, Derek Leckenby (1945)
Musician, Ritchie Blackmore (1945)
Musician, Patrick Fairley (1946)
Musician, Larry Ferguson (1948)
Musician, Ty Grimes (1948)
Actor, John Shea (1949)
Actor, Michael Shea (1949)
Actress, Anna M "Ansje" Beentjes (1950)
Actor, Randolph Powell (1950)
Musician, Matima Kinuani Mpiosso (1951)
Musician, Kenny Aaronson (1952)
Actress, Simone Griffeth (1955)
Actor, Lothaire Bluteau (1957)
Comedian, Richard Jeni (1957, d.2007)
Actor, John D'Aquino (1958)
Musician, Brian Forster (1960)
Actor, Brad Garrett (1960)
Actor, John Clarke (1961)
Actor, Robert Carlyle (1961)
Director, Tom Dey (1965)
Baseball player, Greg Maddux (1966)
Baseball player, David Justice (1966)
Musician, Barrett Martin (1967)
Actor, Anthony Michael Hall (1968)
Actor, Adrien Brody (1973)
Musician, David Miller (1973)
Musician, Shawtae Harris "Da Brat" (1974)
Model, Veronika Zemanová (1975)
Actress, Sarah Michelle Gellar (1977)
Actor, Rob McElhenney (1977)
Actor, Paul O'Brien (1978)
Model, Rebecca DiPietro (1979)
Actor, Ben Wells (1980)
Musician, Win Butler (1980)
Musician, Adán Sánchez (1984, d.2004)
Model, Anne Wantanabe (1986)
Actor, Nick Krause (1992)
Actress, Vivien Cardone (1993)
Actor, Graham Phillips (1993)
Actress, Abigail Breslin (1996)
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