History April 14th

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    0193 - Lucius Septimus Severus crowned emperor of Rome
    1028 - German emperor Conrad II the Sailor crowns his son Henry III, king
    1191 - 85-year old Giacinto Bobo becomes Pope Coelestinus III
    1570 - Polish Calvinists/Lutherians/Hernhutters unify against Jesuits
    1611 - Word "telescope" is 1st used (Prince Federico Cesi)
    1614 - Pocahontas, daughter of chief Powhatan, marries planter John Rolfe
    1756 - Gov Glen of SC protests against 900 Acadia indians
    1775 - 1st abolitionist society in US organizes in Phila
    1777 - NY adopts new constitution as an independent state
    1792 - France declares war on Austria, starting French Revolutionary Wars
    1799 - Napoleon called for establishing Jerusalem for Jews
    1809 - Napoleon defeated Austria in the Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria
    1814 - Napoleon abdicated and was banished to Elba
    1818 - US Medical Corp forms
    1828 - 1st edition of Noah Webster's dictionary published
    1836 - Congress forms Territory of Wisconsin
    1841 - Edgar Allen Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue," published
    1853 - Harriet Tubman began her Underground Railroad, helping slaves escape
    1859 - Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" published
    1860 - 1st Pony Express rider arrives in SF from St Joseph, Mo
    1861 - Formal Union surrender of Ft Sumter
    1861 - Robert E Lee resigns from Union army
    1863 - William Bullock patents continuous-roll printing press
    1865 - Pres Abraham Lincoln shot in Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth
    1890 - Pan American Day-1st conference of American states (Wash DC)
    1894 - 1st public showing of Edison's kinetoscope (moving pictures)
    1894 - Thomas Edison presents "peep show" device
    1902 - JC Penney opens his 1st store, in Kemmerer, Wyo
    1902 - Marie and Pierre Curie isolated the radioactive element radium
    1903 - Dr Harry Plotz discovers vaccine against typhoid (NYC)
    1910 - President Taft begins tradition of throwing out ball on opening day
    1914 - Stacy G Carkhuff patents non-skid tire pattern
    1918 - Douglas Campbell is 1st US ace pilot (shooting down 5th German plane)
    1920 - Tornadoes killed 219 people in Alabama and Mississippi
    1923 - Etienne Oehmichen sets helicopter distance record of 358 meters
    1931 - Spain becomes republic with overthrow of King Alfonso XIII
    1935 - Sandstorm ravages US midwest (Dust Bowl)
    1940 - RCA demonstrated its new electron microscope in Philadelphia
    1944 - Gen Eisenhower becomes head commander of allied air fleet
    1945 - American planes bombed Tokyo and damaged the Imperial Palace
    1948 - A flash of light is observed in crater Plato on Moon
    1953 - Viet-Minh offensive in Laos
    1956 - Ampex Corp demonstrates 1st commercial videotape recorder
    1958 - Sputnik 2 (with dog Laika) burns up in atmosphere
    1960 - 1st underwater launching of Polaris missile
    1961 - 1st live television broadcast from Soviet Union
    1961 - Cuban-American invasion army departs Nicaragua
    1961 - US element 103 (Lawrencium) discovered
    1971 - President Nixon ends blockade against People's Republic of China
    1971 - Supreme Court upheld busing as means of achieving racial desegregation
    1973 - Acting FBI director L Patrick Gray resigns after admitting he destroyed evidence in the Watergate scandal
    1978 - Korean Air Lines Boeing 707, fired on by Soviets, crashes in Russia
    1981 - 1st Space Shuttle-Columbia 1-returns to Earth
    1983 - Pres Reagan signs $165 billion Social Security rescue
    1986 - Desmond Tutu elected Anglican archbishop of Capetown
    1986 - US aircraft attacks 5 terrorist locations in Libya
    1988 - USSR, US, Pakistan and Afghanistan sign Afghanistan treaty
    1989 - 1,100,000,000th Chinese born
    1989 - In the Iran-Contra trial, Oliver North's case goes to the jury
    1992 - Court throws out Apple's lawsuit against Microsoft
    1994 - US F-15 accidentally shoots 2 US helicopters down over Iraq, 26 die
    1994 - Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh promises to surrender after completion of his Seven Seals manuscript