This day in history

  • 1865 US President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington
  • 1903 Dr Harry Plotz discovers vaccine against typhoid (NYC)
  • 1912 RMS Titanic hits an iceberg at 11.40pm off Newfoundland
  • 1935 Black Sunday: Severe sandstorm ravages the US Midwest, creating 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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