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5 Fun Facts About April 14 In New York History

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1. Titanic Disaster: On April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sank in the Atlantic Ocean. More than 1,500 people died in the disaster, including several New Yorkers who were on board the ship.

2. Blackout: On April 14, 1977, a massive power outage struck New York City, leaving the city in darkness for more than 25 hours. The blackout led to looting, arson, and other forms of civil unrest in some parts of the city.

3. First Baseball Game: On April 14, 1842, the first recorded game of baseball was played in New York City. The game was played by members of the New York Base Ball Club and the Knickerbocker Club, and was held at the Elysian Fields in Hoboken, New Jersey.

4. Lincoln's Assassination: On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. Although the assassination did not occur in New York, the city played an important role in the aftermath of the event as a hub of mourning and remembrance.

5. Service at Saint Patrick's Cathedral: On April 14, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. The visit was the first papal visit to the city in over 30 years, and thousands of people gathered outside the cathedral to catch a glimpse of the pope.
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