April 14, 1471 - In a heavy fog, Edward IV defeats Warwick and the Lancastrians at the battle of Barnet. Warwick is killed and Edward's throne is secured when he defeats Margaret of Anjou a couple of weeks later at Tewkesbury.
April 14, 1912 - At 11:40 pm, the RMS Titanic strikes an iceberg in the North Atlantic. A little over two hours later the ship sinks beneath the waves, taking over 1500 people with her to the bottom. Because of out dated rules, there were only enough lifeboats for about half the people on board. A little over 700 people survived.