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ON THIS DAY.

| 1471: The Yorkists defeated the Lancastrians at the Battle of Barnet in the War of the Roses.

| 1759: George Frideric Handel, German composer, died in London.

| 1828: Noah Webster published his American Dictionary of the English Language.

| 1865: Abraham Lincoln, America's 16th president, was shot in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth, dying the next day.

| 1894: Thomas Edison demonstrated his "kinetoscope" moving picture machine in New York.

| 1917: Dr Lazarus Ludwig Zamenhof, Polish physician who invented Esperanto, died. | 1931: The Ministry of Transport issued the first Highway Code.

| 1983: The first cordless telephone, capable of operating up to 600ft from base, was introduced. | 2003: The Human Genome Project was completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99%. | ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: Chris Packham criticised politicians for their "embarrassing" response to the plastics crisis.

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Date:Apr 14, 2019
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