"Titanic" struck a big lump of ice.
Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln. Not nice!
And you could all look
at Webster's word book
if it hasn't been eaten by mice.
Notable April 14ths.
1865. John Wilkes Booth, an actor and a Confederate spy shot US President Abraham Lincoln during the interval of a performance of "Our American Cousin" in Ford's Theatre, Washington DC. Lincoln died the next day.
1912. RMS "Titanic" on its maiden voyage from Southampton UK to New York, sailing under full steam in hope of claiming the Blue Riband, collided with an iceberg. Holed below the waterline, the ship sank in the early hours of the following day to the mournful strains of Celine Dion wailing "My Heart Will Carry On."
1828. Noah Webster took out copyright on the first edition of his enduring Dictionary.