April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 261 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).
+ 1828 – Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary.
+ 1865 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is shot in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth; Lincoln died the next day.
+ 1939 – The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck is first published by the Viking Press.
( Births )
+ 1925 – Rod Steiger, American soldier and actor (d. 2002)
+ 1932 – Loretta Lynn, American singer-songwriter and musician