Historical Events for 14th April 2024

1570 – Polish Calvinists, Lutherans and Hernhutters unify against Jesuits
1756 – Governor Glen of South Carolina protests against 900 Acadia indians
1841 – 1st detective story published, Edgar Allan Poe’s “Murders in Rue Morgue” (April 1841)
1861 – Formal Union surrender of Fort Sumter (US Civil War)
1890 – Pan American Day-1st conference of American states (Washington, D.C.)
1950 – 1st edition of British comic “Eagle”
1956 – Ampex Corp demonstrates 1st commercial videotape recorder
1958 – Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2 with space dog Laika aboard burns up during reentry into Earth’s atmosphere
1992 – UN imposes embargo against Libya takes effect
1994 – Turner Classic Movies cable channel launches; media mogul Ted Turner hosts ceremony in NYC’s Times Square district at 6PM marking “the exact centennial anniversary of the first public movie showing in New York City”

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