ON THIS DAY
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-).