The Daily News | April 14

US aircraft attacked five terrorist locations in Libya, 1986
The Titanic struck an iceberg, 1912
First American became an air ace (Lt. Douglas Campbell), 1918
Nonskid tire pattern patented, 1914
First abolition society in America formed (Philadelphia), 1775
Karen Ann Quinlan became comatose, 1975
First time a US president threw out the first pitch (Taft), 1910
Abraham Lincoln shot (John Wilkes Booth), 1865
Rodgers and Hart’s “Babes in Arms” opened on Broadway, 1937
Fort Sumter surrendered to the Confederacy, 1861
Rachel (Louise) Carson, US author (“Silent Spring”), died, 1964
George Frederick Handel, German composer, died, 1759
Charles Strouse and Lee Adams’s “Bye Bye Birdie” opened on Broadway, 1960
Kinetoscope first demonstrated (Thomas Edison), 1894
Noah Webster’s “American Dictionary of the English Language” first published, 1828
Statute of limitations on WWII crimes extended, 1965
First rock video cassette offered for sale to the general public (“The Touring Principle” by Gary Numan), 1980
Space shuttle Columbia completed its first flight, 1981