On this day: April 14

Posted: 6:39 PM EDT Apr 08, 2014   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Apr 14, 2016

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 - Percy Sledge
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2015: R&B and soul singer Percy Sledge, best known for the 1966 No. 1 hit "When a Man Loves a Woman," dies of liver cancer at age 74 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sledge was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

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