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April 14, 1861 During the formal surrender of Fort Sumter Private Daniel Hough dies when the cannon he was loading (for the Union's 100-gun salute to the U.S. flag) discharges prematurely. He is the first man to die in the Civil War. A second man is mortally wounded. South Carolina
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April 14, 1862 Federal fleet under Commadore David Farragut appears at the mouth of the Mississippi River.

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April 14, 1863 Battle of Centreville Louisiana
April 14, 1863 Continuous roll printing press is developed by William Bullock in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
April 14, 1863 Union gunners destroy the Queen of the West Louisiana
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April 14, 1865 United States President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated on Good Friday by John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre, Washington, D. C.
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