Holidays, Celebrations on

April 14th is a date marked by reflections on past relationships, a celebration of marine life, a commitment to joy and laughter, a nod to the green-fingered community, and more. Each event offers a different facet of life to observe.

Updated on by

Interesting Facts of April 14th

  1. 1. President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth on April 14th, 1865, while attending a play at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. Lincoln died the following day.
  2. 2. The "unsinkable" RMS Titanic hit an iceberg on April 14th, 1912, during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. The ship sank in the early hours of April 15th, leading to the deaths of more than 1,500 people.
  3. 3. The first edition of Noah Webster's "American Dictionary of the English Language" was published on April 14th, 1828, greatly influencing American English.
  4. 4. The first Volvo car rolled off the production line in Gothenburg, Sweden, on April 14th, 1927. Volvo has since become known for its emphasis on vehicle safety.
  5. 5. On April 14th, 2003, the Human Genome Project was completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99%. This monumental achievement provided an unprecedented look into human DNA and has since influenced countless scientific and medical advancements.