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Adv14 For release Monday, 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.

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.

Adv14 For release Monday, April 14 04/13/14 [Last modified: Sunday, April 13, 2014 6:32pm]
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