This Day in History: April 14

Abraham Lincoln

1865 – Abraham Lincoln shot. On this day in 1865, just after the effective end of the American Civil War, U.S. Pres. Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth while attending a production at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., and died the next morning.

Boko Haram: kidnapped girls

2014 – The Islamic sectarian movement Boko Haram kidnapped more than 275 girls from a boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria, sparking worldwide condemnation.

Muammar al-Qaddafi

A force of U.S. warplanes based in Britain bombed several sites in Libya, killing or wounding several of Muammar al-Qaddafi‘s children and narrowly missing Qaddafi himself.

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