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.

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