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KIU Trivia: April 14 in the Present and the Past


What’s Happening Today?

International Day of Pink. International Day of Pink aspires to create a more inclusive and diverse world. It promotes acceptance, equality, and taking a stand against bullying. Pink shirts are worn in solidarity with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, who continue to face hate, discrimination, bullying, and violence. Keeping the clock from turning back on human rights, educating youth not to repeat the mistakes of the past, encouraging youth to challenge social norms and ask more of their educators, and demanding more from policymakers are some goals of the day.

Children With Alopecia Day. This day is celebrated to draw attention to children with Alopecia. Alopecia areata is a condition that causes hair to fall out in small patches, which can be unnoticeable. These patches may connect, however, and then become noticeable. The condition develops when the immune system attacks the hair follicles, resulting in hair loss.

What Happened Today?

1. In 1865, American President Abraham Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth while attending the comedy Our American Cousin at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. He died the next day.

2. In 1956, Ampex Corp. demonstrated its first commercial videotape recorder the VR-1000, which was the first of Ampex's line of 2-inch Quadruplex videotape recorders. CBS was one of the early TV companies to adopt the technology which allowed a one-hour-long program to be recorded on one reel of tape. One reel of tape cost $300, equivalent to $2,000 in 2000. A recorder cost about $75,000 to $100,000, about half a million dollars today.

3. In 1979, Yusuf Lule was sworn in as Ugandan President.  A new president Yusufu Lule was sworn in after Uganda dictator Idi Amin was forced to leave the country during a Tanzanian army-backed military coup.


1. 1989 – Abraham Kiplimo, Ugandan long-distance runner.

2. 1994 – Murushid Jjuuko, Uganda Cranes defender.

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