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April 14th - Abraham Lincoln is shot, Titanic begins sinking


Today is Saturday, April 14, the 105th day of 2012. There are 261 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:
On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth during a performance of "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater in Washington.

On April 14, 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.)

On this date:
In 43 BC, Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar's assassin Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, who is wounded.
In 69, Vitellius, commander of the Rhine armies, defeats Emperor Otho in the Battle of Bedriacum and seizes the throne.
In 70, Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, surrounds the Jewish capital, with four Roman legions.
In 966, After his marriage to the Christian Dobrawa of Bohemia, the pagan ruler of the Polans, Mieszko I, converts to Christianity, an event considered to be the founding of the Polish state.
In 1028, Henry III, son of Conrad, is elected king of the Germans.
In 1205, Battle of Adrianople between Bulgarians and Crusaders.
In 1294, Temür, grandson of Kublai, is elected Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty with the reigning titles Oljeitu and Chengzong.
In 1341, Sack of Saluzzo (Italy) by Italian-Angevine troops under Manfred V of Saluzzo.
In 1434, The foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, France is laid.
In 1471, In England, the Yorkists under Edward IV defeat the Lancastrians under the Earl of Warwick at the Battle of Barnet; the Earl is killed and Edward IV resumes the throne.
In 1639, Imperial forces are defeated by the Swedes at the Battle of Chemnitz. The Swedish victory prolongs the Thirty Year's War and allows them to advance into Bohemia.
In 1699, Khalsa: The Sikh Religion was formalised as the Khalsa - the brotherhood of Warrior-Saints - by Guru Gobind Singh in Northern India, in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar.
In 1715, The Yamasee War begins in South Carolina.
In 1775, The first abolition society in North America is established. The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage is organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush.
In 1816, Bussa, a slave in British-ruled Barbados, leads a slave rebellion and is killed. For this, he is remembered as the first national hero of Barbados.
In 1828, the first edition of Noah Webster's "American Dictionary of the English Language" was published.
In 1846, The Donner Party of pioneers departs Springfield, Ill., for California, on what will become a year-long journey of hardship, cannibalism, and survival.
In 1849, Hungary declares itself independent of Austria with Lajos Kossuth as its leader.
In 1860, The first Pony Express rider reaches Sacramento, California.
In 1865, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell.
In 1881, The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight is fought in El Paso, Texas.
In 1890, The Pan-American Union is founded by the First International Conference of American States in Washington, D.C.
In 1894, The first ever commercial motion picture house opened in New York City using ten Kinetoscopes, a device for peep-show viewing of films.
In 1902, James Cash Penney opened his first store, The Golden Rule, in Kemmerer, Wyo.
In 1906, The Azusa Street Revival opens and will launch Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement.
In 1909, A massacre is organized by Ottoman Empire against Armenian population of Cilicia.
In 1910, President William Howard Taft became the first U.S. chief executive to throw the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game as the Washington Senators beat the Philadelphia Athletics 3-0.
In 1927, The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden.
In 1931, King Alfonso XIII of Spain went into exile, and the Second Spanish Republic was proclaimed.
In 1939, the John Steinbeck novel "The Grapes of Wrath" was first published by Viking Press.
In 1940, World War II: Royal Marines land In Namsos, Norway In preparation for a larger force to arrive two days later.
In 1941, World War II: The Ustashe, a Croatian far-right organization is put in charge of the Independent State of Croatia by the Axis Powers after the Axis Operation 25 invasion. Rommel attacks Tobruk.
In 1944, Bombay Explosion: A massive explosion in Bombay harbor kills 300 and causes economic damage valued then at 20 million pounds.
In 1945, Osijek, Croatia, is liberated from fascist occupation.
In 1949, the "Wilhelmstrasse Trial" in Nuremberg ended with 19 former Nazi Foreign Office officials sentenced by an American tribunal to prison terms ranging from four to 25 years.
In 1956, Ampex Corp. demonstrated its videotape recorder at the National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters Convention in Chicago.
In 1958, The Soviet satellite Sputnik 2 falls from orbit after a mission duration of 162 days.
In 1960, the musical "Bye Bye Birdie" opened on Broadway.
In 1967, Gnassingbé Eyadéma overthrows President of Togo Nicolas Grunitzky and installs himself as the new president, a title he would hold for the next 38 years.
In 1969, At the U.S. Academy Awards there is a tie for the Academy Award for Best Actress between Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand.
In 1978, Tbilisi Demonstrations: Thousands of Georgians demonstrate against Soviet attempts to change the constitutional status of the Georgian language.
In 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.
In 1986, In retaliation for the April 5 bombing In West Berlin that killed two U.S. servicemen, U.S. president Ronald Reagan orders major bombing raids against Libya, killing 60 people.
In 1986, French feminist author Simone de Beauvoir died in Paris at age 78.
In 1986, 1 kilogram (2.2 lb) hailstones fall on the Gopalganj district of Bangladesh, killing 92. These are the heaviest hailstones ever recorded.
In 1988, The USS Samuel B. Roberts strikes a mine in the Persian Gulf during Operation Earnest Will.
In 1988, In a United Nations ceremony In Geneva, Switzerland, the Soviet Union signs an agreement pledging to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
In 1991, The Republic of Georgia introduces the post of President after its declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.
In 1994, U.S. friendly fire incident during Operation Provide Comfort in northern Iraq, two United States Air Force aircraft mistakenly shoot-down two United States Army helicopters, killing 26 people.
In 1999, NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees, Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.
In 1999, A severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing $2.3 billion in insured damages, the most costly natural disaster in Australian history.
2002, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returns to office two days after being ousted and arrested by the country's military.
2003, The Human Genome Project is completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of [sign in to see URL]%.
2003, U.S. troops in Baghdad capture Abu Abbas, leader of the Palestinian group that killed an American on the hijacked cruise liner the MS Achille Lauro in 1985.
2005, The Oregon Supreme Court nullifies marriage licenses issued to gay couples a year earlier by Multnomah County.
2007, At least 200,000 demonstrators in Ankara, Turkey protest against the possible candidacy of incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
2010, Nearly 2,700 are killed in a magnitude 6.9 earthquake in Yushu, Qinghai, China.

Ten years ago: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned to office two days after being ousted and arrested by his country's military. Tiger Woods became only the third player to win back-to-back Masters titles; he closed with a 1-under 71 to claim a three-stroke victory over Retief Goosen.

Five years ago: Riot police beat and detained protesters as thousands defied an official ban and attempted to stage a rally in Moscow against Russian President Vladimir Putin's government. A car bomb exploded near one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines in Karbala, Iraq, killing 47 people. Entertainer Don Ho died in Honolulu, Hawaii, at age 76.

One year ago: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi rolled defiantly through the streets of Tripoli the same day NATO air strikes shook the city. North Korean confirmed it was holding an American who was detained in November 2010, reportedly for proselytizing. (Eddie Jun was freed in May 2011.) ABC canceled two of its longtime soap operas, "One Life to Live" and "All My Children."

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Today's Birthdays: Actor Bradford Dillman is 82. Actor Jay Robinson is 82. Country singer Loretta Lynn is 80. Actress Julie Christie is 72. Retired MLB All-Star Pete Rose is 71. Rock musician Ritchie Blackmore is 67. Actor John Shea is 63. Actor-race car driver Brian Forster is 52. Actor Brad Garrett is 52. Actor Robert Carlyle is 51. Rock singer-musician John Bell (Widespread Panic) is 50. Actor Robert Clendenin is 48. Actress Catherine Dent is 47. Actor Lloyd Owen is 46. Retired MLB All-Star Greg Maddux is 46. Rock musician Barrett Martin is 45. Actor Anthony Michael Hall is 44. Actor Adrien Brody is 39. Classical singer David Miller is 39. Rapper DaBrat is 38. Actor Antwon Tanner is 37. Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar is 35. Actor-producer Rob McElhenney is 35. Actor Christian Alexander is 22. Actor Nick Krause (Film: "The Descendants") is 20. Actress Vivien Cardone is 19. Actress Abigail Breslin is 16.

Other notable birthdays, April 14:
1917, Marvin Miller, American labor activist
1918, Mary Healy, American actress
1921, Thomas Schelling, American economist, Nobel laureate
1923, Roberto DeVicenzo, Argentine golfer
1936, Bobby Nichols, American golfer
1936, Frank Serpico, American policeman
1961, Robert Carlyle, British actor
1966, David Justice, American baseball player
1967, Barrett Martin, American musician, producer, and composer (Mad Season, Screaming Trees, Skin Yard and Tuatara)
1969, Brad Ausmus, American baseball player
1969, Martyn LeNoble, Dutch bassist (Porno for Pyros)
1969, Mark Macon, American basketball player
1970, Steve Avery, American baseball player
1971, Gregg Zaun, American baseball player
1972, Roberto Mejia, Dominican baseball player
1976, Kyle Farnsworth, American baseball player
1980, Win Butler, American-Canadian singer-songwriter and musician (Arcade Fire)
1984, Tyler Thigpen, American football player
1993, Graham Phillips, American actor

Born on this day, April 14, passed away:
1788, David G. Burnet, American politician, interim president of the Republic of Texas (d. 1870)
1866, Anne Sullivan, American teacher, instructor and companion of Helen Keller (d. 1936)
1904, Sir John Gielgud, English actor (d. 2000)
1924, Shorty Rogers, American jazz musician and arranger (d. 1994)
1925, Rod Steiger, American actor (d. 2002)
1936, Kenneth Mars, American actor (d. 2011)
1948, Berry Berenson, American photographer, actress, and model (d. 2001)
1957, Richard Jeni, American comedian (d. 2007)
1967, Steve Chiasson, Canadian hockey player (d. 1999)
1977, Chandra Levy, American intern and murder victim (d. 2001)

Notable deaths, April 14:
1578, James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, consort of Mary, Queen of Scots
1759, George Frideric Handel, German composer (b. 1685)
1911, Addie Joss, American baseball player (b. 1880)
1964, Rachel Carson, American author and environmentalist (b. 1907)
1965, Richard Hickock, American murderer (b. 1933)
1965, Perry Smith, American murderer (b. 1928)
1968, Al Benton, American baseball player (b. 1911)
1975, Fredric March, American actor (b. 1897)
1978, Joe Gordon, American baseball player (b. 1915)
1986, Simone de Beauvoir, French writer (b. 1908)
1995, Burl Ives, American actor, writer, and singer (b. 1909)
1999, Ellen Corby, American actress (b. 1911)
1999, Anthony Newley, English actor, singer, and songwriter (b. 1931)
2000, Phil Katz, American computer programmer, co-creator of zip file format (b. 1962)
2007, Don Ho, American singer and musician (b. 1930)
2008, Tommy Holmes, American baseball player (b. 1918)

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Today is Sunday, April 14, the 104th day of 2013. There are 261 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth during a performance of "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater in Washington.

One year ago: In Belfast, Northern Ireland, where the Titanic was built, thousands attended a choral requiem at the Anglican St. Anne's Cathedral or a nationally televised concert at the city's Waterfront Hall to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking. Eleven Secret Service agents were placed on leave as a deepening scandal involving prostitutes overshadowed President Barack Obama's diplomatic mission to Latin America. Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Beastie Boys, folk icon Donovan, late singer-songwriter Laura Nyro and British bands the Small Faces and Faces were among those inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Bradford Dillman is 83. Actor Jay Robinson is 83. Country singer Loretta Lynn is 81. Actress Julie Christie is 73. Retired MLB All-Star Pete Rose is 72. Rock musician Ritchie Blackmore is 68. Actor John Shea is 64. Actor-turned-race car driver Brian Forster is 53. Actor Brad Garrett is 53. Actor Robert Carlyle is 52. Rock singer-musician John Bell (Widespread Panic) is 51. Actor Robert Clendenin is 49. Actress Catherine Dent is 48. Actor Lloyd Owen is 47. Retired MLB All-Star Greg Maddux is 47. Rock musician Barrett Martin is 46. Actor Anthony Michael Hall is 45. Actor Adrien Brody is 40. Classical singer David Miller is 40. Rapper DaBrat is 39. Actor Antwon Tanner is 38. Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar is 36. Actor-producer Rob McElhenney is 36. Rock singer Win Butler (Arcade Fire) is 33. Actress Claire Coffee is 33. Actor Christian Alexander is 23. Actor Nick Krause is 21. Actress Vivien Cardone is 20. Actor Graham Phillips (TV: "The Good Wife") is 20. Actress Abigail Breslin is 17.

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Today is Monday, April 14, the 104th day of 2014. There are 261 days left in the year. The Jewish holiday Passover begins at sunset.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth while watching a performance of "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater in Washington.

Ten years ago: In a historic policy shift, President George W. Bush endorsed Israel's plan to hold on to part of the West Bank in any final peace settlement with the Palestinians; he also ruled out Palestinian refugees returning to Israel, bringing strong criticism from the Palestinians.

Five years ago: Somali pirates seized four ships with 60 hostages. North Korea said it was restarting its rogue nuclear program, booting U.N. inspectors and pulling out of disarmament talks in an angry reaction to the U.N. Security Council's condemnation of its April 5 rocket launch.

One year ago: Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro, won Venezuela's presidential election by a narrow margin over challenger Henrique Capriles. Adam Scott became the first Australian to win the Masters, beating Angel Cabrera on the second hole of a playoff on a rainy day at Augusta National. Colin Davis, 85, former principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and one of Britain's elder statesmen of classical music, died in London.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Bradford Dillman is 84. Country singer Loretta Lynn is 82. Actress Julie Christie is 74. Retired MLB All-Star Pete Rose is 73. Rock musician Ritchie Blackmore is 69. Actor John Shea is 65. Actor-turned-race car driver Brian Forster is 54. Actor Brad Garrett is 54. Actor Robert Carlyle is 53. Rock singer-musician John Bell (Widespread Panic) is 52. Actor Robert Clendenin is 50. Actress Catherine Dent is 49. Actor Lloyd Owen is 48. Baseball Hall of Fame electee Greg Maddux is 48. Rock musician Barrett Martin is 47. Actor Anthony Michael Hall is 46. Actor Adrien Brody is 41. Classical singer David Miller is 41. Rapper DaBrat is 40. Actor Antwon Tanner is 39. Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar is 37. Actor-producer Rob McElhenney is 37. Roots singer JD McPherson is 37. Rock singer Win Butler (Arcade Fire) is 34. Actress Claire Coffee is 34. Actor Christian Alexander is 24. Actor Nick Krause is 22. Actress Vivien Cardone is 21. Actor Graham Phillips is 21. Actress Abigail Breslin is 18.

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Today is Tuesday, April 14, the 104th day of 2015. There are 261 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 14, 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.

Ten years ago: The House passed and sent to President George W. Bush legislation making it tougher to erase obligations through bankruptcy (Bush signed the measure six days later). The Oregon Supreme Court nullified nearly 3,000 marriage licenses issued to gay couples a year earlier by Portland's Multnomah County. Yankees right fielder Gary Sheffield got into a brief scuffle with a fan at Fenway Park during New York's 8-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox.

Five years ago: A magnitude-7 earthquake in a remote Tibetan region of China killed some 2,700 people and injured more than 10,000. The Eyjafjallajokul (ay-yah-FYAH'-lah-yer-kuhl) volcano in Iceland erupted, sending out an ash plume that led most northern European countries to close their airspace between April 15 and 20, grounding about 10 million travelers worldwide. Ultra marathoner and amputee Amy Palmiero-Winters won the Sullivan Award as America's top amateur athlete.

One year ago: Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement during a telephone call initiated by Putin, with Obama urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine and Putin denying that Moscow was interfering in the region. Suspected Islamic militants struck in the heart of Nigeria with a massive rush-hour bomb blast that killed 75 people in Abuja, the capital. The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts. Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch" won the Pulitzer for fiction; Annie Baker's "The Flick" won for drama.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Bradford Dillman is 85. Country singer Loretta Lynn is 83. Actress Julie Christie is 75. Retired MLB All-Star Pete Rose is 74. Rock musician Ritchie Blackmore is 70. Actor John Shea is 66. Actor-turned-race car driver Brian Forster is 55. Actor Brad Garrett is 55. Actor Robert Carlyle is 54. Rock singer-musician John Bell (Widespread Panic) is 53. Actor Robert Clendenin is 51. Actress Catherine Dent is 50. Actor Lloyd Owen is 49. Baseball Hall of Famer Greg Maddux is 49. Rock musician Barrett Martin is 48. Actor Anthony Michael Hall is 47. Actor Adrien Brody is 42. Classical singer David Miller is 42. Rapper DaBrat is 41. Actor Antwon Tanner is 40. Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar is 38. Actor-producer Rob McElhenney is 38. Roots singer JD McPherson is 38. Rock singer Win Butler (Arcade Fire) is 35. Actress Claire Coffee is 35. Actor Christian Alexander is 25. Actor Nick Krause is 23. Actress Vivien Cardone is 22. Actor Graham Phillips is 22. Actress Abigail Breslin is 19.

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Today is Thursday, April 14, the 105th day of 2016. There are 261 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 14, 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.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush rebuffed recommendations from a growing number of retired generals that he replace Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, saying, "He has my full support." Kobe Bryant broke the Los Angeles Lakers' single-season scoring record, getting 50 points to eclipse Elgin Baylor's long-standing total of 2,719 points in a 110-99 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Five years ago: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi rolled defiantly through the streets of Tripoli the same day NATO air strikes shook the city. North Korean confirmed it was holding an American who was detained in November 2010, reportedly for proselytizing. (Eddie Jun was freed in May 2011.) ABC canceled two of its longtime soap operas, "One Life to Live" and "All My Children."

One year ago: The White House announced that President Barack Obama would remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, a key step in his bid to normalize relations between the two countries. Percy Sledge, 74, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died in Baton Rouge, La.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Bradford Dillman is 86. Country singer Loretta Lynn is 84. Actress Julie Christie is 76. Retired MLB All-Star Pete Rose is 75. Rock musician Ritchie Blackmore is 71. Actor John Shea is 67. Actor-turned-race car driver Brian Forster is 56. Actor Brad Garrett is 56. Actor Robert Carlyle is 55. Rock singer-musician John Bell (Widespread Panic) is 54. Actor Robert Clendenin is 52. Actress Catherine Dent is 51. Actor Lloyd Owen is 50. Baseball Hall of Famer Greg Maddux is 50. Rock musician Barrett Martin is 49. Actor Anthony Michael Hall is 48. Actor Adrien Brody is 43. Classical singer David Miller is 43. Rapper DaBrat is 42. Actor Antwon Tanner is 41. Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar is 39. Actor-producer Rob McElhenney is 39. Roots singer JD McPherson is 39. Rock singer Win Butler (Arcade Fire) is 36. Actress Claire Coffee is 36. Actor Christian Alexander is 26. Actor Nick Krause is 24. Actress Vivien Cardone is 23. Actor Graham Phillips is 23. Actress Skyler Samuels (TV: "Scream Queens") is 22. Actress Abigail Breslin is 20.

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Today is Good Friday, April 14, the 104th day of 2017. There are 261 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 14, 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.

Ten years ago: Riot police beat and detained protesters as thousands defied an official ban and attempted to stage a rally in Moscow against Russian President Vladimir Putin's government. A car bomb exploded near one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines in Karbala, Iraq, killing 47 people. Entertainer Don Ho died in Honolulu at age 76.

Five years ago: In Belfast, Northern Ireland, where the RMS Titanic was built, thousands attended a choral requiem at the Anglican St. Anne's Cathedral or a nationally televised concert at the city's Waterfront Hall to mark the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking. Eleven Secret Service agents were placed on administrative leave as a deepening scandal involving prostitutes overshadowed President Barack Obama's diplomatic mission to Latin America. Actor Jonathan Frid, best known for playing Barnabas Collins in the 1960s original vampire soap opera "Dark Shadows", died in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada at age 87. Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Beastie Boys, folk icon Donovan, late singer-songwriter Laura Nyro and British bands the Small Faces and Faces were among those inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

One year ago: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders aggressively challenged each other's judgment to be president during a Democratic debate in Brooklyn, New York, sparring over Wall Street banks, how high to raise the minimum wage and gun control. The first of two strong earthquakes struck southern Japan; the temblors killed at least 50 people.

Today's Birthdays — April 14: Actor Bradford Dillman is 87. Country singer Loretta Lynn is 85. Actress Julie Christie is 77. Retired MLB All-Star Pete Rose is 76. Rock musician Ritchie Blackmore is 72. Actor John Shea is 68. Actor-turned-race car driver Brian Forster is 57. Actor Brad Garrett is 57. Actor Robert Carlyle is 56. Rock singer-musician John Bell (Widespread Panic) is 55. Actor Robert Clendenin is 53. Actress Catherine Dent is 52. Actor Lloyd Owen is 51. Baseball Hall of Famer Greg Maddux is 51. Rock musician Barrett Martin is 50. Actor Anthony Michael Hall is 49. Actor Adrien Brody is 44. Classical singer David Miller is 44. Rapper DaBrat is 43. Actor Antwon Tanner is 42. Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar is 40. Actor-producer Rob McElhenney is 40. Roots singer JD McPherson is 40. Rock singer Win Butler (Arcade Fire) is 37. Actress Claire Coffee is 37. Actor Christian Alexander is 27. Actor Nick Krause is 25. Actress Vivien Cardone is 24. Actor Graham Phillips is 24. Actress Skyler Samuels is 23. Actress Abigail Breslin is 21.

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Today is Saturday, April 14, the 104th day of 2018. There are 261 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 14, 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.

Ten years ago: Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp. announced they were combining. Kidnapped British journalist Richard Butler, who worked for CBS News, was rescued by Iraqi troops from a house in Basra after two months in captivity. Taylor Swift won video of the year and female video for her smash "Our Song" while newcomer Kellie Pickler took home three awards during the Country Music Television awards.

Five years ago: Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro, won Venezuela's presidential election by a narrow margin over challenger Henrique Capriles. Adam Scott became the first Australian to win the Masters, beating Angel Cabrera (AHN'-hehl kuh-BREHR'-uh) on the second hole of a playoff on a rainy day at Augusta National. Colin Davis, 85, former principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and one of Britain's elder statesmen of classical music, died in London.

One year ago: Pope Francis, at the end of a 90-minute Good Friday procession, read a prayer he had composed that alternated between expressing shame for humanity's failings and hope that "hardened hearts" would become capable of forgiving and loving. Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, already serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, was acquitted in Boston in a 2012 double slaying prosecutors said was fueled by his anger over a drink spilled at a nightclub. (Five days later, Hernandez hanged himself in his prison cell.)

Today's Birthdays — April 14: Country singer Loretta Lynn is 86. Author Erich von Daniken is 83. Crusading New York police detective Frank Serpico is 82. Actress Julie Christie is 78. Retired MLB All-Star Pete Rose is 77. Rock musician Ritchie Blackmore is 73. Actor John Shea is 69. Actor Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who) is 60. Actor-turned-race car driver Brian Forster (The Partridge Family) is 58. Actor Brad Garrett is 58. Actor Robert Carlyle is 57. Rock singer-musician John Bell (Widespread Panic) is 56. Actor Robert Clendenin is 54. Actress Catherine Dent is 53. Actor Lloyd Owen is 52. Baseball Hall of Famer Greg Maddux is 52. Rock musician Barrett Martin is 51. Actor Anthony Michael Hall is 50. Actor Adrien Brody is 45. Classical singer David Miller (Il Divo) is 45. Rapper Da Brat, born Shawntae Harris, is 44. Actor Antwon Tanner is 43. Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy Summers on Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is 41. Actor-producer Rob McElhenney is 41. Roots singer JD McPherson is 41. Rock singer Win Butler (Arcade Fire) is 38. Actress Claire Coffee is 38. Actor Chris Wood is 30. Actor Christian Alexander is 28. Actor Nick Krause is 26. Actress Vivien Cardone is 25. Actor Graham Phillips is 25. Actress Skyler Samuels is 24. Actress Abigail Breslin is 22.

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