Lincoln Shot, Hubert Bland, Hugo Chávez

On this day: April 14
U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is shot in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth (1865)

In a United Nations ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, the Soviet Union signs an agreement pledging to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan (1988)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez returns to office two days after being ousted and arrested by the country's military (2002)

President Barack Obama gives a big speech on his NewProg economic policies at Georgetown University (2009)

b: François Duvalier (1907), Marvin Miller (1917); d: Hubert Bland (1914)

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