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Bust of Septimius Severus
Two-inch quadruplex videotape
Illustration of celestial phenomena in Nuremberg
seized the throne of the
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Year of the Five Emperors
date not verifiable - many sources say 9 April
1434 – The foundation stone of the in Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul Nantes, Brittany, France, was first laid, but the building was not completed until more than four centuries later in 1891.
1828 – Lexicographer copyrighted the first edition of his Noah Webster dictionary of American English.
1927 – The first automobile was built in the factory in Volvo Hisingen, Gothenburg, Sweden.
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1931 – After King left Spain, the Alfonso XIII was proclaimed by a Second Spanish Republic provisional government led by Niceto Alcalá-Zamora.
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1939 – , The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize–winning novel and a major factor in his 1962 Nobel Prize award, was first published.
1956 – The use of , the first practical and commercially successful 2-inch quadruplex videotape format, was first demonstrated in public.
2003 – The completion of the was announced.
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2007 – In Ankara, Turkey, the first of the took place, when hundreds of thousands of people protested against the possible Republic Protests presidential candidacy of incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
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2010 – Plumes of ash from a major eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland led to of air travel throughout Europe for several days.
widespread disruption need to verify date -- earliest date with citation is 15 Apr
43 BCE – Mark Antony's forces were initially victorious in the , but the Battle of Forum Gallorum Roman Republic counterattacked, forcing Antony to retreat.
966 – , ruler of the Mieszko I Polans, , an event considered to be the converted to Christianity . founding of the Polish state
1561 – In Nuremberg, there was a where observers described an "aerial battle" between odd-shaped objects. mass sighting of celestial phenomena
1908 – The first in the U.S. state of Hauser Dam Montana failed and caused severe flooding and damage downstream.
1909 – Following a military revolt against the constitutional government, a mob began in a massacre of Armenians Adana Vilayet, Ottoman Empire.
1935 – A swept across massive dust storm Oklahoma and northern Texas, removing an estimated 300,000,000 short tons (270,000,000 t) of topsoil.
1945 – The 4th Canadian (Armoured) Division the German town of deliberately destroyed Friesoythe on the orders of Major General Christopher Vokes.
1967 – After leading a military coup three months earlier, installed himself as Gnassingbé Eyadéma President of Togo, a post which he held until 2005.
1970 – An oxygen tank aboard exploded, causing the Apollo 13 NASA spacecraft to lose most of its oxygen and electrical power.
1978 – Thousands of Georgians in demonstrated Tbilisi against an attempt by the Supreme Soviet of the Georgian SSR to change the constitutional status of the Georgian language.
1994 – In a friendly fire incident during Operation Provide Comfort in northern Iraq, two U.S. Air Force aircraft mistakenly two shot down U.S. Army helicopters, killing 26 people.
2010 – Nearly 2,700 people were killed in a magnitude 6.9 M w in earthquake Yushu, Qinghai, China.
2014 – Boko Haram 276 female students from the Government Secondary School in the town of kidnapped Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria. Born/died this day: (b. 1850) Arthur Matthew Weld Downing · (b. 1629) Christiaan Huygens · (b. 1857) Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom · (d. 1917) L. L. Zamenhof · (b. 1925) Rod Steiger · (d. 1964) Rachel Carson · (b. 1977) Sarah Michelle Gellar
: April 14 ( Vaisakhi Sikhism), , and Tamil New Year other New Year festivals in Asia (2019); in Day of the Georgian language Georgia ( 1978); in N'Ko Alphabet Day West Africa
Hailstones from the 1999 Sydney hailstorm
1471 – Wars of the Roses: The Yorkists under Edward IV the defeated Lancastrians near the town of Barnet, killing Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick.
1865 – Actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth U.S. President fatally shot Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.
1906 – The , the primary catalyst for the spread of Azusa Street Revival Pentecostalism in the 20th century, opened in Los Angeles.
1944 – The freighter SS , carrying a mixed cargo of cotton bales, gold and ammunition, Fort Stikine in the harbour in exploded Bombay, India, sinking surrounding ships and killing about 800 people. 1999 – A storm an estimated 500,000 dropped tonnes of hailstones in Sydney (examples pictured) and along the east coast of New South Wales, causing about A$ 2.3 billion in damages, the costliest natural disaster in Australian insurance history.
(d. 1424) Lucia Visconti · (d. 1785) William Whitehead · (b. 1948)