Today in History, April 14, 2016
1775: The first society for the abolition of slavery was formed.
1828: The first edition of Noah Webster’s “American Dictionary of the English Language” was published.
1865: President Abraham Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth during a performance of “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater in Washington.
1912: The British liner RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11:40 p.m.
ship’s time and began sinking. The ship went under two hours and 40 minutes later with the loss of 1,514 lives.
1981: The first test flight of America’s first operational space shuttle, the Columbia, ended successfully with a landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
1986: Americans got word of a U.S. air raid on Libya (because of the time difference, it was the early morning of April 15 where the attack occurred.)
2015:The White House announced that President Barack Obama would remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.