ON THIS DAY

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

1865 US Pres­i­dent Abra­ham Lin­coln is shot by ac­tor John Wilkes Booth and dies the fol­low­ing morn­ing.

1912 Bri­tish liner Ti­tanic col­lides with an ice­berg in the North At­lantic and be­gins sink­ing. 1939 John Stein­beck’s novel The Grapes Of Wrath pub­lished. 1988 Soviet Union signs ac­cord to end Afghanistan in­ter­ven­tion. 1998 The Ir­ish gov­ern­ment frees nine Ir­ish Repub­li­can Army

pris­on­ers in the hope of pro­mot­ing peace ac­cord.

2010 Earth­quakes in Ti­bet kill at least 589 peo­ple and in­jure more than 10,000. BIRTH­DAYS John Giel­gud, English ac­tor (1904-2000); Loretta Lynn, US coun­try singer (1932-); Ju­lia Zemiro, Aus­tralian TV per­son­al­ity (1967-); An­thony Michael Hall, US ac­tor (1968-); Adrien Brody, US ac­tor (1973-); Sarah Michelle Gel­lar, US ac­tress (1977-); Abi­gail Bres­lin, US ac­tress (1996-).

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