1776: The Declaration of Independence was adopted proclaiming the independence of the United States of America from Britain and its king.
1912: N. Atlantic - the British liner RMS Titanic [Avatar] on her maiden voyage, struck an iceberg at 11:40 pm and began sinking. #history
1982: Falklands War - British forces defeated the Argentines at the Battle of Goose Green. #history
1865: U.S. - President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington. #history
44 BC: Rome - Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of nobles including Cassius and Brutus. #history