April 14 in History
1611April 14, 1611:
Italian scientist, Prince Federico Cesi, uses the word "telescope" for the first time.
1792April 14, 1792:
France announces its intention to fight Austria. This marks the beginning of the French Revolutionary Wars.
1828April 14, 1828:
Noah Webster registers the right for the publication of America’s first dictionary.
1841April 14, 1841:
Edgar Allan Poe publishes first-ever detective story titled "Murders in Rue Morgue".
1865April 14, 1865:
1912April 14, 1912:
British passenger ship, RMS Titanic, sinks after hitting an iceberg off the city of Newfoundland. The incident, which claims the lives of over 1500 people, goes down in history as one of the deadliest accidents to happen on the sea.
1927April 14, 1927:
The maiden edition of the Volvo car is outdoored. The event took place in Sweden’s Gothenburg city.
1980April 14, 1980:
British metal band, Iron Maiden, releases their self-named maiden album. The work includes hit songs like "Running Free" and "Sanctuary".
2014April 14, 2014:
Renowned English musician, Sam Smith, drops his hit single titled "Stay With Me".
2018April 14, 2018:
British music band, Dire Straits, is initiated into the renowned Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band is known for their numerous hit songs like "Sultans of Swing" and "Private Investigations".