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  • Anchiano, Italy
    Wednesday Apr 14, 1452

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Birth

    Anchiano, Italy
    Wednesday Apr 14, 1452

    Leonardo was born on 14/15 April 1452 in the Tuscan hill town of Vinci, in the lower valley of the Arno river in the territory of the Medici-ruled Republic of Florence.




  • New York, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 14, 1776

    George Washington

    Washington then proceeded to New York City

    New York, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 14, 1776

    Washington then proceeded to New York City, arriving on April 13, 1776, and began constructing fortifications there to thwart the expected British attack. He ordered his occupying forces to treat civilians and their property with respect, to avoid the abuse suffered by civilians in Boston at the hands of British troops.




  • Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Friday Apr 14, 1865

    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Friday Apr 14, 1865

    The assassination of Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, just days after the Army of Northern Virginia's surrender at Appomattox briefly lessened the tension over who would set the terms of peace. The radicals, while suspicious of the new president and his policies, believed, based upon his record, that Andrew Johnson would defer, or at least acquiesce to their hardline proposals.




  • Lincoln Park, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Apr 14, 1876

    Frederick Douglass

    Douglass delivered the keynote speech at the unveiling of the Emancipation Memorial

    Lincoln Park, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Apr 14, 1876

    On April 14, 1876, Douglass delivered the keynote speech at the unveiling of the Emancipation Memorial in Washington's Lincoln Park. In that speech, Douglass spoke frankly about Lincoln, noting what he perceived as both positive and negative attributes of the late President. Calling Lincoln "the white man's president", Douglass criticized Lincoln's tardiness in joining the cause of emancipation, noting that Lincoln initially opposed the expansion of slavery but did not support its elimination. But Douglass also asked, "Can any colored man, or any white man friendly to the freedom of all men, ever forget the night which followed the first day of January 1863, when the world was to see if Abraham Lincoln would prove to be as good as his word?" Douglass also said: "Though Mr. Lincoln shared the prejudices of his white fellow-countrymen against the Negro, it is hardly necessary to say that in his heart of hearts he loathed and hated slavery ...".




  • Paris, France
    Thursday Apr 14, 1898

    Marie Curie

    Verifing From Her Hypothesis

    Paris, France
    Thursday Apr 14, 1898

    On 14 April 1898, the Curies optimistically weighed out a 100-gram sample of pitchblende and ground it with a pestle and mortar. They did not realize at the time that what they were searching for was present in such minute quantities that they would eventually have to process tons of the ore.




  • Grand Palais, Petit Palais, Paris Métro in Paris, France
    Saturday Apr 14, 1900

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    Paris Exhibition of 1900

    Grand Palais, Petit Palais, Paris Métro in Paris, France
    Saturday Apr 14, 1900

    Du Bois was primary organizer of The Exhibit of American Negroes at the Exposition Universelle held in Paris between April and November 1900, for which he put together a series of 363 photographs aiming to commemorate the lives of African Americans at the turn of the century and challenge the racist caricatures and stereotypes of the day.




  • Spain
    Tuesday Apr 14, 1931

    Spanish Civil War

    Second Spanish Republic

    Spain
    Tuesday Apr 14, 1931

    At this time, the Second Spanish Republic was formed. It remained in power until the culmination of the Spanish Civil War.


  • Stresa, Italy
    Sunday Apr 14, 1935

    World War II

    Stresa Front

    Stresa, Italy
    Sunday Apr 14, 1935

    The United Kingdom, France and Italy formed the Stresa Front in April 1935 to declare the independence of Austria "would continue to inspire there common policy''. The signatories also agreed to resist any future attempt by Germany to change the Treaty of Versailles.


  • London, Englad, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Apr 14, 1937

    Edward VIII

    Memorandum Summarizing

    London, Englad, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Apr 14, 1937

    On 14 April 1937, Attorney General Sir Donald Somervell submitted to Home Secretary Sir John Simon a memorandum summarizing the views of Lord Advocate T. M. Cooper, Parliamentary Counsel Sir Granville Ram, and himself: We incline to the view that on his abdication the Duke of Windsor could not have claimed the right to be described as a Royal Highness. In other words, no reasonable objection could have been taken if the King had decided that his exclusion from the lineal succession excluded him from the right to this title as conferred by the existing Letters Patent. The question however has to be considered on the basis of the fact that, for reasons which are readily understandable, he with the express approval of His Majesty enjoys this title and has been referred to as a Royal Highness on a formal occasion and in formal documents. In the light of precedent it seems clear that the wife of a Royal Highness enjoys the same title unless some appropriate express step can be and is taken to deprive her of it. We came to the conclusion that the wife could not claim this right on any legal basis. The right to use this style or title, in our view, is within the prerogative of His Majesty and he has the power to regulate it by Letters Patent generally or in particular circumstances.


  • Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua
    Friday Apr 14, 1961

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    The invasion Fleet

    Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua
    Friday Apr 14, 1961

    Under cover of darkness, the invasion fleet set sail from Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua and headed towards the Bay of Pigs on the night of 14 April.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Apr 14, 1962

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Transporting wounded and sick prisoners

    U.S.
    Saturday Apr 14, 1962

    On 14 April 1962, 60 wounded and sick prisoners were freed and transported to the US.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Apr 14, 1969

    Neil Armstrong

    The reason for choosing Armstrong to be the First

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Apr 14, 1969

    A press conference on April 14, 1969, gave the design of the LM cabin as the reason for Armstrong's being first; the hatch opened inwards and to the right, making it difficult for the lunar module pilot, on the right-hand side, to exit first.


  • Canada
    Friday Apr 14, 1972

    Justin Trudeau

    Visit of U.S. President Richard M. Nixon

    Canada
    Friday Apr 14, 1972

    On April 14, 1972, Trudeau's father and mother hosted a gala at the National Arts Centre, at which visiting U.S. president Richard M. Nixon said, "I'd like to toast the future prime minister of Canada, to Justin Pierre Trudeau" to which Pierre Elliott Trudeau responded that should his son ever assume the role, he hoped he would have "the grace and skill of the president".


  • London, England
    Tuesday Apr 14, 1992

    David Cameron

    Special Adviser to the Chancellor

    London, England
    Tuesday Apr 14, 1992

    Cameron was rewarded with a promotion to Special Adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Norman Lamont.


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Thursday Apr 14, 1994

    Bosnian War

    Serbs took 150 U.N. personnel hostage

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Thursday Apr 14, 1994

    In retaliation, Serbs took 150 U.N. personnel hostage on 14 April.


  • Caracas, Venzuela
    Sunday Apr 14, 2002

    Hugo Chávez

    Chávez's Return

    Caracas, Venzuela
    Sunday Apr 14, 2002

    Protests in support of Chávez along with insufficient support for Carmona's government quickly led to Carmona's resignation, and Chávez was returned to power on 14 April.


  • Timor-Leste
    Sunday Apr 14, 2002

    Xanana Gusmão

    2002 East Timorese presidential election

    Timor-Leste
    Sunday Apr 14, 2002

    In the 2002 presidential election, Gusmão ran as an independent and he was comfortably elected as leader .


  • Ankara, Turkey
    Saturday Apr 14, 2007

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    Protest against The possible candidacy of Erdoğan in the 2007 presidential election

    Ankara, Turkey
    Saturday Apr 14, 2007

    On 14 April 2007, an estimated 300,000 people marched in Ankara to protest against the possible candidacy of Erdoğan in the 2007 presidential election, afraid that if elected as President, he would alter the secular nature of the Turkish state.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Saturday Apr 14, 2007

    Garry Kasparov

    Held for some 10 hours

    Moscow, Russia
    Saturday Apr 14, 2007

    On 14 April 2007, Kasparov led a pro-democracy demonstration in Moscow. Soon after the demonstration's start, however, over 9,000 police descended on the group and seized almost everyone. Kasparov, who was briefly arrested by the Moscow police, was warned by the prosecution office on the eve of the march that anyone participating risked being detained. He was held for some 10 hours and then fined and released.


  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Tuesday Apr 14, 2009

    Windows

    XP support end

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Tuesday Apr 14, 2009

    Mainstream support for Windows XP ended on April 14, 2009. Extended support ended on April 8, 2014.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 14, 2010

    Eminem

    RECOVERY announcement

    U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 14, 2010

    On April 14, 2010, Eminem tweeted: "There is no Relapse 2". Although his followers thought he was not releasing an album, he had changed its title to Recovery and confirmed this by tweeting "RECOVERY" with a link to his website.


  • Canada
    Sunday Apr 14, 2013

    Justin Trudeau

    The Winner of the leadership election

    Canada
    Sunday Apr 14, 2013

    Trudeau was declared the winner of the leadership election on April 14, 2013, garnering 80.1% of 30,800 votes.


  • Espoo, Finland
    Tuesday Apr 14, 2015

    Nokia

    Nokia announced that it had agreed to purchase Alcatel-Lucent

    Espoo, Finland
    Tuesday Apr 14, 2015

    On 14 April 2015, Nokia confirmed that it was in talks with the French telecommunications equipment company Alcatel-Lucent regarding a potential merger. The next day, Nokia announced that it had agreed to purchase Alcatel-Lucent for €15.6 billion in an all-stock deal.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 14, 2015

    Internet

    Net Neutrality

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 14, 2015

    On April 13, 2015, the FCC published the final rule on its new "Net Neutrality" regulations.


  • Florida, U.S.
    Friday Apr 14, 2017

    Aaron Hernandez

    Acquitted of the charge

    Florida, U.S.
    Friday Apr 14, 2017

    Hernandez was later acquitted of the charge of witness intimidation by a jury on April 14, 2017. They also acquitted Hernandez of all other charges in the murders of de Abreu and Furtado, except for finding him guilty on one count of illegal possession of firearms.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 14, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Trump halted Funding the WHO

    U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 14, 2020

    On 14 April, President Trump halted funding to the World Health Organization, stating they had mismanaged the current pandemic.


  • China
    Tuesday Apr 14, 2020

    OnePlus

    OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro were unveiled

    China
    Tuesday Apr 14, 2020

    The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro were unveiled on April 14, 2020, and released on April 21 in Europe and April 29 in the United States.


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