A closer look at key historic events that took place on April 14:
In 2014, 275 girls are kidnapped in Chibok, Nigeria
The Islamic movement Boko Haram kidnapped the girls from a boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria the night between 14-15 of April. The incident sparked global outrage and the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. Some managed to escape, but others still remain missing.

Women react during a protest demanding security forces to search harder for 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants two weeks ago, outside Nigeria’s parliament in Abuja April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

In 2003, the Human Genome Project Ends
Over the course of 13 years, the Human Genome Project successfully determined, stored, and rendered publicly available the sequences of almost all the genetic content of the human genome.

Handout photo of a double-helix structure of DNA. EPA PHOTO PA/MATTHEW FEARN

In 1986, the US bombs Libya 
The US warplanes based in Britain killed or wounded several of Muammar al-Qaddafi‘s children and narrowly missing Qaddafi himself.
Flight deck crewmen from Attack Squadron 55 (VA-55) prepare an A-6E Intruder aircraft for an air strike against targets in Libya. Bomb skids loaded with CBU-59 cluster bombs are staged in front of the aircraft. April 15 1986 The U.S. National Archives
In 1865, Abraham Lincoln is shot
Just after the effective end of the American Civil War, US President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth while attending a production at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.. He died the next morning.

The Assassination of President Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre, Washington D.C, April 14th, 1865, print (MET, 63.550.457)

In 1471, Edward IV defeats Henry VI
Edward IV was deposed and exiled King Henry VI, but managed to retake the throne after defeating his forces at the Battle of Barnet, near London.

Illustration of the Battle of Barnet (14 April 1471) on the Ghent manuscript

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