14 April It Happened Today
1759 Death of German born composer George Frederick Handel.
1865 Abraham Lincoln is shot at Ford’s Theatre in Washington by John Wilkes Booth.
1904 Birth of English actor Sir John Gielgud.
1915 Death of Russian composer Alexander Scriabin.
1925 Birth of American actor Rod Steiger.
1986 Death of French feminist writer Simone de Beauvoir.