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Thursday, April 14, 2005

On this Day

Thursday, April 14th
The 104th day of 2005.
There are 261 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History
On April 14, 1865, President Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth while attending the comedy "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. He died the next day.

On April 14, 1866, Anne Sullivan Macy, the American teacher who helped educate the blind, deaf and mute Helen Keller, was born. Following her death on Oct. 20, 1936, her obituary appeared in The Times.

On April 14, 1888, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about politics and public health.
(See the cartoon and read an explanation.)
Reference: The New York Times.

Signing Off. Until next time, I'll see ya on the Blog! drh.