OnThisDay: April 14th
1775 - First abolitionist society in US organizes in Philadelphia, PA.
1814 - Napoleon abdicated & was banished to Elba
1818 - US Medical Corp formed
1853 - Harriet Tubman began her Underground Railroad, helping slaves escape
1859 - Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" published
1860 - First Pony Express rider arrived in San Francisco, CA. from St. Joseph, MO.
1865 - President Abraham Lincoln shot in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth
1894 - First public showing of Thomas Edison's kinetoscope (moving pictures)
1906 - The Azusa Street Revival -- modern Pentecostal movement -- officially began.
1910 - President William Howard Taft began tradition of throwing out baseball on opening day
1940 - RCA demonstrated its new electron microscope in Philadelphia
1944 - First Jews transported from Athens arrive at Auschwitz
1945 - My mother was born in North Carolina HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!
1978 - Korean Air Lines Boeing 707, fired on by Soviets; crashed in Russia
1981 - First Space Shuttle - Columbia 1 - returned to Earth
1989 - 1,100,000,000th Chinese citizen born