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This Day in History for April 14 – Lincoln Assassinated and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1828 – Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary (More info)

1865 – President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in Ford’s Theatre (More info)

1912 – The RMS Titanic hits an iceberg that would eventually sink the ship (More info)

1969 – Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand are both awarded Best Actress Oscars after an unprecedented tie (More info)

2010 – The Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland erupts, sending a volcanic ash plume over northern and central Europe and halting air traffic in the area for several days (More info)

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