THIS DAY IN HISTORY 14/04


This Day in History 14/04

APRIL 14TH

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1611 – Word “telescope” is 1st used (Prince Federico Cesi

1828 – First American Dictionary: its author Noah Webster registers its copyright for publication

1849 – Hungary declares itself independent of Austria with Louis Kossuth as its leader.

1962 – Georges Pompidou becomes president of France

1971 – Fort Point, SF dedicated as a national historic site

1971 – President Nixon ends blockade against People’s Republic of China

1986 – Desmond Tutu elected Anglican archbishop of Capetown

1992 – UN imposes embargo against Libya takes effect

2002 – 66th Golf Masters Championship: Tiger Woods becomes the third golfer to win in two consecutive years

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2002 – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returns to office two days after being ousted and arrested by the country’s military.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1886 – Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian

1889 – Arnold Toynbee, England, historian (Study of History)

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1892 – Vere G Childe, British archaeologist/prehistorian

1977 – Sarah Michelle Gellar, actress (Kendall-All My Children, Buffy

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1915 – James Hutton Brew, Pioneer of West African Journalism, dies

1993 – Sam Ntombani, ANC-secretary in Soweto South-Africa, shot to death

1994 – Selometsi Baholo, vice-premier of Lesotho, murdered

2006 – Mahmut Bakalli, Kosovo politician (b. 1936)

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