On this day: April 14

Posted: 6:39 PM EDT Apr 08, 2014   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Apr 14, 2015

John Wilkes Booth shoots Lincoln, the Titanic hits an iceberg, "The Grapes of Wrath" is published, two actresses tie at the Oscars, and the space shuttle completes its first mission, all on this day.

OTD April 14 - Yushu earthquake
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2010: Nearly 2,700 are killed in a magnitude 6.9 earthquake in Yushu, Qinghai, China.


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