April 14

This Day in History

1986

Heaviest Hailstones Ever

On 14 April 1986, hailstones weighing up to a kilogram each fell from the sky over the Gopalganj district of Bangladesh. These were the heaviest hailstones ever recorded and they wreaked havoc. … (more...)

1865

President Lincoln assassinated

At Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C., actor John Wilkes Booth fatally shoots U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. The attack came only five days after the American Civil War effectively ended with the … (more...)

966

Poland Is Baptised

On this day in 966, after his marriage to the Christian Dobrawa of Bohemia, pagan ruler of the Polans Mieszko I was baptised and converts to Christianity. The event is considered to be the founding of … (more...)