14 Αpril 2021: This day in history

1865 US President Abraham Lincoln is shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington; he dies a day later

1903 Dr Harry Plotz discovers a vaccine against typhoid (NYC)

1912 RMS Titanic hits an iceberg at 11.40pm off Newfoundland

1935 Black Sunday: Severe dust storm ravages the US Midwest, led to the region being named “the Dust Bowl”

1981 1st Space Shuttle, Columbia 1, returns to Earth

2003 The Human Genome Project is completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99%

Source: Onthisday.com


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