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It happened on a… April 14

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It happened on a… April 14
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Coinbase becomes the first major cryptocurrency company to trade shares on the New York stock exchange.

US President Biden says “It’s time to end America’s longest war” confirming his decision to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by Sept 11.


83rd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Tiger Woods wins his 5th Masters title by 1 stroke from Xander Schauffele, Dustin Johnson & Brooks Koepka; Woods’ 15th major and first in 11 years.


Justin Trudeau, son of long-serving Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, is elected leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.


Icelandic Volcano Eyjafjallajökull begins erupting from the top crater in the centre of the glacier


The Human Genome Project is completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99%.


America’s first space shuttle, Columbia, returned to Earth after a three-day test flight. The shuttle orbited the Earth 36 times during the mission.


In Chicago, Illinois, videotape is first demonstrated.


Hydro-Québec founded by the Quebec Hydro-Electric Commission after the Duplessis government expropriates Montreal Light, Heat and Power Consolidated and its subsidiary, Beauharnois Light, Heat and Power Company; after public criticism of poor service and high rates.


The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden.


The Atlantic passenger liner Titanic, on its maiden voyage hit an iceberg.


Canada sets denominations of currency as dollars, cents, & mills


US President Abraham Lincoln is shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington; he dies a day later.

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