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Daily Calendar for Monday, April 14, 2025

Born

  • Anne Sullivan (teacher and mentor to Helen Keller) –
  • Loretta Lynn (American country music singer-songwriter ) –
  • Pete Rose (baseball player) –
  • Brad Garrett (actor) –
  • Adrien Brody (actor) –
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (actress) –
  • Abigail Breslin (actress) –

Died

  • Burl Ives (actor & singer) –
  • Buck Baker (race car driver) –
  • Don Ho (entertainer) –
  • Trevor Bannister (actor) –
  • Walter Breuning (retired railroad worker from Montana who was, at the time of his death, the world’s oldest man at 114 years old.) –

Events

  • The sky was full of unknown moving objects in Nuremberg, Germany–
  • Noah Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language printed–
  • President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater, Washington, D.C.–
  • New Jersey passed the first law providing state aid for public roads–
  • John Harvey Kellogg patented process to make cornflakes–
  • James Cash Penney opened his first store, Kemmerer, Wyoming–
  • President William Howard Taft threw a pitch to open the baseball season–
  • The world’s largest passenger ship, the RMS Titanic, struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic on its maiden voyage–
  • Dr. Harry Plotz’s discovery of the cause of typhus was formally announced –
  • Judge ruled β€œaspirin” is generic trademark in U.S.–
  • Katharine Hepburn became the first to win three Best Actress Oscars–
  • First major league baseball game in Canada, Expos vs. Cardinals–
  • Don Calhoun won $1 million by making a 79-foot shot in a basketball contest–
  • 51-pound 4-ounce monkfish caught in Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts–
  • Beatle George Harrison received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame–
  • A massive fireball shot across the evening sky, visible for about 15 minutes in the Midwest. A sonic boom and lightning were reported.–
  • A 7.1-magnitude earthquake devastated China’s Yushu County in the Qinghai Province–

Weather

  • Severe coastal storm, Virginia and North Carolina–
  • Devastating tornado cut 20 mile path through St. Cloud, Minnesota–
  • Today into the following day: 87 inches of snow fell in 27.5 hours in Silver Lake, Colorado–
  • The Black Blizzard, a huge dust storm, blew through the drought-stricken Great Plains. The day became known as β€œBlack Sunday.”–
  • Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, received 13 inches of snow–

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