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    Two months after the signing of the Vietnam peace agreement, the last U.S. combat troops leave South Vietnam as Hanoi frees the remaining American prisoners of war held in North Vietnam. America's direct eight-year intervention in the Vietnam War was at an end. In Saigon, some 7,000 U.S. Department ... read more

    CIVIL WAR
    1865
    Appomattox, the final campaign in the Civil War, begins
    COLD WAR
    1951
    Rosenbergs convicted of espionage
    CRIME
    1951
    The "Mad Bomber" strikes in New York
    SPACE EXPLORATION
    1974
    U.S. space probe, Mariner, visits Mercury
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1929
    Herbert Hoover has telephone installed in Oval Office
    VIETNAM WAR
    1971
    Lt. William Calley found guilty of My Lai murders
    WORLD WAR I
    1917
    Swedish prime minister resigns over WWI policy
    WORLD WAR II
    1945
    Gen. George Patton takes Frankfurt
     
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    1873 English FA Cup Final, Lillie Bridge, London: Wanderers beat Oxford University, 2-0; second consecutive title
    1878 40th Grand National: John Jones aboard 7/1 chance Shifnal wins by 2 lengths from Martha
    1879 English FA Cup Final, Kennington Oval, London: Old Etonians beat Clapham Rovers, 1-0; Charles Clerke scores winner
    1889 51st Grand National: Jockey Tommy Beasley wins his third GN aboard Irish 2-time runner-up Frigate at 8/1
    1895 57th Grand National: Joe Widger aboard 10/1 chance Wild Man From Borneo wins by 1.5 lengths from Cathal
    1901 63rd Grand National: Jockey Arthur Nightingall wins his 3rd GN aboard 9/1 shot Grudon in a howling snowstorm
    1912 74th Grand National: Ernie Piggott wins aboard 4/1 co-favourite Jerry M
    1929 Stanley Cup Final, Madison Square Garden: Boston Bruins beat New York Rangers, 2-1 for a 2-0 series sweep; Boston's first Championship
    1930 89h Grand National: 10-year-old 100/8 shot Shaun Goilin, ridden by jockey Tommy Cullinan, wins by a neck from Melleray's Belle
    1935 94th Grand National: Frank Furlong wins aboard Reynoldstown at 22/1; stallion repeats with back-to-back victory the following year
    1940 Joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 to retain heavyweight boxing title
    1941 3rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Wisconsin beats Washington State, 39-34; Badgers' forward John Kotz is named tournament Most Outstanding Player
    1947 101st Grand National: 100/1 Irish outsider Caughoo ridden by 35-year-old jockey Eddie Dempsey wins by 20 lengths from Lough Conn
    1948 Drachtster Boys soccer team forms in Drachten
    1948 Yanks & Red Sox tie at 2-2 in 17, spring training game
    1958 112th Grand National: Arthur Freeman aboard 18/1 bet Mr. What wins by 30 lengths from Tiberetta
    1966 Muhammad Ali beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
    1969 123rd Grand National: Eddie P. Harty Sr. aboard 100/9 chance Highland Wedding wins by 12 lengths from Steel Bridge
    1970 Manchester City of England win 10th European Cup Winner's Cup against Górnik Zabrze of Poland 2-1 in Vienna
    1973 Dave Cowens wins NBA MVP
    1975 Only 2nd time Islanders beat Rangers
    1976 38th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Michigan, 86-68; first time 2 teams from same conference (Big Ten) play in title game
    1979 Delhi beats Karnataka by 399 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
    1979 Last day of Test cricket for Pakistani cricketer Mushtaq Mohammad
    1980 134th Grand National: American amateur rider Charlie Fenwick wins aboard 40/1 outsider Ben Nevis; only 4 from 30 starters finish race
    1981 Tiina Lehtola ski jumps female record 110m
    1981 AIAW Women's Basketball Championship, Louisiana Tech beat Tennessee 79-59 in Eugene
    1982 44th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Georgetown, 63-62; Tar Heels' future Hall of Fame small forward James Worthy named Tournament Most Outstanding Player
    1984 NFL Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis
    1985 Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist
    1987 6th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee routs Louisiana 67-44; Lady Vols guard Tonya Edwards MOP
    1987 WrestleMania III: Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, MI (93,173): Hulk Hogan successfully defends WWF Heavyweight title against André the Giant
    1987 PGA Tournament Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Sandy Lyle of Scotland defeats Jeff Sluman on the 3rd hole of a sudden-death playoff to become the first international player to win the title
    1989 1st Soviet hockey players are permitted to play for the NHL
    1992 Ice Dance Championship at Oakland won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (CIS)
    1992 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Oak won by Kristi Yamaguchi (USA)
    1992 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Oakland won by Viktor Petrenko (CIS)
    1992 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Davis Love III wins by 4 strokes ahead of runners-up Ian Baker-Finch, Phil Blackmar, Nick Faldo, and Tom Watson.
    1992 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Dottie Pepper (Mochrie) wins the first of her 2 major titles in a sudden-death playoff with Juli Inkster with par on the 1st extra hole
    1993 Queensland all out for 75 v NSW in Sheffield Shield Final
    1994 Coach Jimmy Johnson quits Dallas Cowboys
    1996 Cleveland Browns choose new name, Baltimore Ravens
    1996 NY Yankees beats NY Mets 7-3 in an exhibition game
    1997 1st game at Turner Field Atlanta, Braves beats Yanks 2-0 (exhibition)
    1998 17th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Louisiana Tech, 93-75; Volunteers' 3-peat, completing undefeated season (39–0)
    1998 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Justin Leonard recovers from 5 strokes back to finish 2 strokes ahead of runners-up Glen Day and Tom Lehman
    1998 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Pat Hurst wins her only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Helen Dobson after sinking a 5-foot birdie putt at the final green
    1998 WrestleMania XIV, FleetCenter, Boston, MA: 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin's wins his first WWF Heavyweight tile against Shawn Michaels
    1999 61st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Duke, 77-74; Huskies' first title in first title game
    2015 Cricket World Cup, Melbourne (MCG): Australia defeats fellow host New Zealand by 7 wickets to win their 5th title; Player of Series: Mitchel Starc
    2015 WrestleMania XXXI, Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA (76,976): Seth Rollins beats Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns in impromptu triple threat match to capture WWE Heavyweight title

    BIRTHDAYS
    1867 Cy Young, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (most wins in MLB history 511), born in Gilmore, Ohio (d. 1955)
    1874 Ioannis Georgiadis, Greek fencer (Olympic 1896 gold), born in Tripoli, Greece (d. 1960)
    1900 Bill Aston, British racing driver (Aston Butterworth), born in Hopton, Staffordshire (d. 1974)
    1917 Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (winner of 20 out of 21 races & $249,465) (d. 1947)
    1917 Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes 1920), foaled at Nursery Stud, Kentucky (d. 1947)
    1921 Sam Loxton, Australian cricket batsman (12 Tests, top score 101; National team selector 1970-81), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2011)
    1923 Geoff Duke, English motorcycle racer (world 500cc champion 1951, 1953-55), born St. Helens, England (d.2015)
    1925 Emlen Tunnell, American football player, NFL safety (Giants, Packers), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
    1945 Walt "Clyde" Frazier, NBA guard (NY Knicks), born in Atlanta, Georgia
    1952 Teofilo Stevenson, Cuban heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80), born in Puerto Padre, Cuba (d. 2012)
    1955 Earl Campbell, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1977, U of Texas; Pro Bowl 1978–81, 83, Houston Oilers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
    1956 Kurt Thomas, American gymnast (Olympics), actor (Gymkata), born in Miami, Florida
    1959 Brad McCrimmon, Canadian NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Dodsland, Saskatchewan (d. 2011)
    1961 Mike Kingery, American baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in St. James, Minnesota
    1961 Gary Brabham, Australian auto racer, (British Formula 3000 C'ship 1989), born in London, England
    1962 Kirk Triplett, American golfer (3-time PGA Tour winner), born in Moses Lake, Washington
    1962 Billy Beane, American MLB baseball outfielder, executive (Oakland Athletics), born in Orlando, Florida
    1965 Voula Patoulidou, Greek athlete, born in Tripotamo, Greece
    1966 Dwayne Harper, American NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
    1966 Eric Gunderson, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Portland, Oregon
    1966 Robb Thomas, American NFL receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Portland, Oregon
    1967 Brian Jordan, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Baltimore, Maryland
    1967 Jerry Olsavsky, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Youngstown, Ohio
    1968 Chris Calloway, American NFL wide receiver (NY Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1968 James O. Williams, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    1969 Jeff Blackshear, American football guard (Baltimore Ravens), born in Fort Pierce, Florida
    1969 Jimmy Spencer, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals)
    1969 Kai Nurminen, Finnish ice hockey forward (Team Finland), born in Turku, Finland
    1969 Kim Batten, American athlete 400m hurdler (Olympic silver 1996), born in McRae, Georgia
    1972 Alex Ochoa, American football outfielder (NY Mets), born in Miami, Florida
    1972 John Rothell, Titusville Florida, 400m hurdler
    1972 Paul Michael Kent, New Zealand athlete, breastroker (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland
    1972 Trevor Kidd, NHL goalie (Calgary Flames), born in Dugald, Manitoba
    1972 Rui Costa, Portuguese footballer, born in Amadora, Portugal
    1973 Brad Bridgewater, American 200m backstroke (Olympic gold 1996), born in Charleston, West Virginia
    1973 John Oppio, Sparks Nevada, double trap (Olympics 1996)
    1973 Marc Overmars, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
    1973 Mark Platt, Peterborough Ontario, rower (Olympics 1996)
    1973 Sebastiano Siviglia Italian footballer
    1974 Marc Gené, Spanish racing car driver
    1976 Jennifer Capriati, American tennis player (3-time Grand Slam winner), born in NYC, New York
    1976 Igor Astarloa, Spanish cyclist
    1981 Jlloyd Samuel, WestIndian-born footballer
    1985 Maxim Lapierre, Canadian ice hockey forward
    1985 Mickey Pimentel, National Football League linebacker
    1986 Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, English footballer
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    President Reagan shot
    On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by a deranged drifter named John Hinckley Jr. The president had just finished addressing a labor meeting at the Washington Hilton Hotel and was walking with his entourage to his limousine when Hinckley, ... read more

    19TH CENTURY
    1867
    U.S. purchase of Alaska ridiculed as "Seward's Folly"
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1775
    King George endorses New England Restraining Act
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1974
    John Denver has his first #1 hit with "Sunshine On My Shoulders"
    COLD WAR
    1948
    Henry Wallace criticizes Truman's Cold War policies
    FRANCE
    1814
    Napoleon's forces defeated in Paris
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    2009
    President Obama announces auto industry shakeup
    NATURAL DISASTERS & ENVIRONMENT
    1980
    Oil workers drown in North Sea
    U.S. POLITICS
    1855
    Violence disrupts first Kansas election
    UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION
    1870
    15th Amendment adopted
    VIETNAM WAR
    1965
    Bomb explodes outside U.S. Embassy in Saigon
     
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    1889
    Eiffel Tower opens
    On March 31, 1889, the Eiffel Tower is dedicated in Paris in a ceremony presided over by Gustave Eiffel, the tower's designer, and attended by French Prime Minister Pierre Tirard, a handful of other dignitaries, and 200 construction workers. In 1889, to honor of the centenary of the French Revolutio... read more

    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1776
    Abigail Adams urges husband to "remember the ladies"
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1943
    "Oklahoma!" premieres on Broadway
    1999
    "The Matrix" released in theaters
    CHINA
    1959
    Dalai Lama begins exile
    COLD WAR
    1991
    Warsaw Pact ends
    CRIME
    1999
    Evidence of murder is uncovered in New Mexico
    JAPAN
    1854
    U.S. and Japan sign Treaty of Kanagawa
    RELIGION
    1492
    Spain announces it will expel all Jews
    WORLD WAR I
    1905
    The First Moroccan Crisis
     
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    April Fools' tradition popularized
    On this day in 1700, English pranksters begin popularizing the annual tradition of April Fools' Day by playing practical jokes on each other. Although the day, also called All Fools' Day, has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, its exact origins remain a mystery. Some histor... read more

    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1789
    First U.S. House of Representatives elects speaker
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1816
    Jane Austen declines royal writing advice
    1963
    Soap operas "General Hospital" and "The Doctors" premiere
    1984
    Marvin Gaye is shot and killed by his own father
    COLONIAL AMERICA
    1621
    The Pilgrim-Wampanoag peace treaty
    CRIME
    1924
    Hitler sentenced for his role in Beer Hall Putsch
    GREAT BRITAIN
    1918
    Royal Air Force founded
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1993
    The "Polish Prince" killed in plane crash
    NATURAL DISASTERS & ENVIRONMENT
    1946
    Alaskan earthquake triggers massive tsunami
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1970
    President Nixon signs legislation banning cigarette ads on TV and radio
    WORLD WAR II
    1945
    U.S. troops land on Okinawa
     
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    Pope John Paul II dies
    On this day in 2005, John Paul II, history's most well-traveled pope and the first non-Italian to hold the position since the 16th century, dies at his home in the Vatican. Six days later, two million people packed Vatican City for his funeral, said to be the biggest funeral in history. John Paul II... read more

    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1805
    Hans Christian Andersen is born
    CRIME
    1992
    Mob boss John Gotti convicted of murder
    EXPLORATION
    1513
    Ponce de León claims Florida for Spain
    LATIN AMERICA
    1982
    Argentina invades Falklands
    NATURAL DISASTERS & ENVIRONMENT
    1979
    Anthrax poisoning kills 62 in Russia
    WORLD WAR I
    1917
    President Wilson asks for declaration of war
    WOMEN'S HISTORY
    1917
    Jeannette Rankin, first woman elected to U.S. Congress, assumes office
     
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    Pony Express debuts
    On this day in 1860, the first Pony Express mail, traveling by horse and rider relay teams, simultaneously leaves St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. Ten days later, on April 13, the westbound rider and mail packet completed the approximately 1,800-mile journey and arrived in Sacrament... read more
    1990s
    1996
    U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Ron Brown, killed in plane crash
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1776
    Congress authorizes privateers to attack British vessels
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1948
    "The Louisiana Hayride" radio program premieres on KWKH-AM Shreveport
    1955
    ACLU says it will contest obscenity of "Howl"
    1978
    "Annie Hall" beats out "Star Wars" for Best Picture
    CIVIL WAR
    1865
    Confederate capital of Richmond is captured
    CRIME
    1882
    Jesse James is murdered
    1936
    Bruno Hauptmann, convicted of kidnapping Lindbergh's son, executed
    1996
    Unabomber arrested
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1948
    President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan
    VIETNAM WAR
    1969
    Nixon administration vows to "Vietnamize" the war
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1817
    Texas Ranger "Big Foot" Wallace born
     
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    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated
    Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader was in Memphis to support a sanitation workers' strike and was on his way to dinner when a bulle... read more

    1970s
    1973
    World Trade Center, then the world's tallest building, opens in New York City
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1975
    Microsoft founded
    21ST CENTURY
    2007
    Radio host Don Imus makes offensive remarks about Rutgers' women's basketball team
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1776
    General George Washington begins march to New York
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1928
    Maya Angelou is born
    1960
    "Ben-Hur" wins 11 Academy Awards
    2013
    Movie critic Roger Ebert dies
    COLD WAR
    1949
    North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) pact signed
    1930s
    1933
    Dirigible crash kills 73 in New Jersey
    SPORTS
    1974
    Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth's home run record
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1841
    President Harrison dies of pneumonia, 32 days into office
    1865
    President Lincoln dreams about his assassination
    VIETNAM WAR
    1967
    Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks out against the war
    WORLD WAR I
    1918
    Second Battle of the Somme ends
    WORLD WAR II
    1884
    Isoroku Yamamoto, Japan's mastermind of the Pearl Harbor attack, is born
     
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    Grunge rock icon Kurt Cobain dies by suicide
    Modern rock icon Kurt Cobain dies by suicide on this day in 1994. His body was discovered inside his home in Seattle, Washington, three days later by Gary Smith, an electrician, who was installing a security system in the suburban house. Despite indications that Cobain, the lead singer of Nirvana, k... read more

    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1774
    Benjamin Franklin publishes "An Open Letter to Lord North"
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1859
    Charles Darwin sends first three chapters of "The Origin of Species" to his publisher
    1960s
    1968
    James Brown calms Boston following the King assassination
    CIVIL WAR
    1862
    Siege of Yorktown begins
    COLD WAR
    1951
    Rosenbergs sentenced to death for spying
    GREAT BRITAIN
    1955
    Winston Churchill retires as prime minister
    NATIVE AMERICANS
    1614
    Pocahontas marries John Rolfe
    SPORTS
    1984
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks NBA all-time scoring record
    1970s
    1976
    Business magnate and famed aviator Howard Hughes dies
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1792
    George Washington exercises first presidential veto
    1933
    FDR creates Civilian Conservation Corps
    WOMEN'S RIGHTS
    1992
    Abortion rights advocates march on Washington
    WORLD WAR I
    1918
    First stage of German spring offensive ends
    WORLD WAR II
    1945
    Yugoslavian partisan leader Tito signs "friendship treaty" with Soviet Union
     
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    The United States officially enters World War I
    Two days after the U.S. Senate voted 82 to 6 to declare war against Germany, the U.S. House of Representatives endorses the declaration by a vote of 373 to 50, and America formally enters World War I. When World War I erupted in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson pledged neutrality for the United States... read more

    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1895
    Writer Oscar Wilde arrested in England
    1968
    "2001: A Space Odyssey" released in theaters
    CIVIL WAR
    1862
    Battle of Shiloh begins
    CRIME
    1970
    Sam Sheppard, the inspiration for "The Fugitive," dies
    EXPLORATION
    1909
    Robert Peary almost reaches the North Pole
    RELIGION
    1830
    Mormon Church established
    SPORTS
    1896
    First modern Olympic Games
    NATIVE AMERICANS
    1832
    Black Hawk War begins
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1841
    John Tyler is inaugurated as 10th president
    WORLD WAR II
    1941
    Germany invades Yugoslavia and Greece
     
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    Violence erupts in Rwanda, foreshadowing genocide
    On this day in 1994, violence fuels the launch of what would become the worst episode of genocide since World War II: the massacre of an estimated 500,000 to 1 million innocent civilian Tutsis and moderate Hutus. Following the first wave of massacres, Rwandan forces manage to discourage internationa... read more

    1950s
    1953
    Sweden's Dag Hammarskjöld elected U.N. head
    1960s
    1963
    Tito is made president of Yugoslavia for life
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1970
    John Wayne wins Best Actor Oscar
    CIVIL WAR
    1862
    Battle of Shiloh concludes
    COLD WAR
    1954
    President Eisenhower delivers Cold War "domino theory" speech
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1961
    JFK lobbies Congress to help save historic sites in Egypt
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1805
    Lewis and Clark depart Fort Mandan
    WORLD WAR II
    1945
    Japanese battleship Yamato is sunk by Allied forces
     
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    Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth's all-time home run record
    On this day in 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th career home run, breaking Babe Ruth's legendary record of 714 homers. A crowd of 53,775 people, the largest in the history of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, was with Aaron that night to cheer when he hit a 4th inning pitch off the ... read more

    1990s
    1990
    18-year-old Ryan White, national symbol of the AIDS crisis, dies
    AFRICA
    1953
    Jomo Kenyatta jailed for Mau Mau uprising in Kenya
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1990
    "Twin Peaks" premieres on ABC
    1994
    Grunge icon Kurt Cobain is found dead three days after his suicide
    CRIME
    2005
    Olympic Park bomber Eric Rudolph agrees to plead guilty
    GREAT DEPRESSION
    1935
    Works Progress Administration established by Congress as part of FDR's "New Deal"
    RELIGION
    563
    Buddhists celebrate birth of Gautama Buddha
    SPACE EXPLORATION
    1993
    Astronaut Ellen Ochoa becomes the first Hispanic woman in space
    VIETNAM WAR
    1972
    North Vietnamese forces open a third front
    WOMEN'S HISTORY
    2013
    Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first female prime minister, dies
    EUROPE
    1904
    Britain and France sign Entente Cordiale
    WORLD WAR II
    1944
    Russians attack Germans in drive to expel them from Crimea
     
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    1865
    Robert E. Lee surrenders
    In Appomattox Court House, Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders his 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War. Forced to abandon the Confederate capital of Richmond, blocked from joining the surviving Confederate force in N... read more

    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1859
    Mark Twain receives steamboat pilot's license
    1939
    Marian Anderson sings on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial
    1962
    Rita Moreno becomes the first Hispanic woman to win an Oscar
    CRIME
    1881
    Billy the Kid convicted of murder
    1984
    Man attempts to kill wife for money using car bomb
    COLD WAR
    1987
    U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz condemns Soviet spying
    GREAT BRITAIN
    2005
    Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles wed
    MIDDLE EAST
    2003
    Baghdad falls to U.S. forces
    SPACE EXPLORATION
    1959
    NASA introduces America's first astronauts
    VIETNAM WAR
    1969
    "Chicago Eight" plead not guilty to federal conspiracy charges
    WORLD WAR II
    1940
    Germany invades Norway and Denmark
    1942
    Troops surrender in Bataan, Philippines, in largest-ever U.S. surrender
    1945
    Anti-Nazi theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer is hanged
     
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    ASPCA is founded
    On April 10, 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by philanthropist and diplomat Henry Bergh, 54. In 1863, Bergh had been appointed by President Abraham Lincoln to a diplomatic post at the Russian court of Czar Alexander II. It was t... read more
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1778
    Revolutionary War commander John Paul Jones sets out to raid British ships
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1906
    O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" is published
    1953
    First color 3-D film opens
    1970
    Paul McCartney announces the breakup of the Beatles
    CIVIL WAR
    1865
    After surrendering to Union, General Lee gives final address to troops
    COLD WAR
    1971
    U.S. table tennis team visits communist China
    CRIME
    1834
    A torture chamber is uncovered by arson
    MEXICO
    1919
    Revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata assassinated in Mexico
    NATURAL DISASTERS & ENVIRONMENT
    1963
    Atomic submarine USS Thresher sinks in the Atlantic, killing all on board
    WORLD WAR II
    1941
    Croatia declares independence
    1942
    Bataan Death March begins
     
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    21ST CENTURY
    2015
    Barack Obama and Raúl Castro meet in Panama
    AFRICA
    1979
    Ugandan dictator Idi Amin overthrown
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1931
    Dorothy Parker resigns as drama critic for "The New Yorker"
    1961
    Bob Dylan plays his first major gig in New York City
    1988
    Cher wins Best Actress Oscar for "Moonstruck"
    CRIME
    1870
    Lord Muncaster of Britain is kidnapped in Greece, nearly causing war
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1888
    Henry Ford marries Clara Jane Bryant
    KOREAN WAR
    1951
    President Truman relieves General MacArthur of duties in Korea
    SPACE EXPLORATION
    1970
    Apollo 13 launches to moon
    SPORTS
    2004
    Phil Mickelson wins first major at Masters
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1977
    President Carter hosts White House Easter egg roll
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1803
    French Foreign Minister Talleyrand offers to sell Louisiana Territory to U.S.
    WORLD WAR II
    1945
    The U.S. army liberates Buchenwald concentration camp
     
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    Civil War begins as Confederate forces fire on Fort Sumter
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    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1770
    British repeal hated Townshend Act in the Colonies
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1954
    Bill Haley and His Comets record "Rock Around The Clock"
    CIVIL WAR
    1864
    Hundreds of Union soldiers killed in Fort Pillow Massacre
    CRIME
    1633
    Galileo is convicted of heresy
    SPACE EXPLORATION
    1961
    Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space
    1981
    The space shuttle Columbia is launched for the first time
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1945
    FDR dies
    VIETNAM WAR
    1975
    U.S. Embassy in Cambodia evacuated
     
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    Tiger Woods wins the Masters Tournament for the first time
    On this day in 1997, 21-year-old Tiger Woods wins the prestigious Masters Tournament by a record 12 strokes in Augusta, Georgia. It was Woods' first victory in one of golf's four major championships–the U.S. Open, the British Open, the PGA Championship, and the Masters–and the greatest p... read more
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1742
    Handel's "Messiah" premieres in Dublin
    1870
    Metropolitan Museum of Art opens in New York City
    1964
    Sidney Poitier wins Best Actor Oscar for "Lilies of the Field"
    CIVIL WAR
    1861
    Union forces surrender at Fort Sumter
    CRIME
    1984
    Mass murderer, Christopher Wilder, dies by suicide
    INDIA
    1919
    British and Gurkha troops massacre hundreds of unarmed demonstrators in Amritsar Massacre
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1928
    First nonstop flight from Europe to North America
    2009
    Former MLB All-star Mark "The Bird" Fidrych dies in truck accident
    NATURAL DISASTERS & ENVIRONMENT
    1360
    Hail storm kills 1,000 English troops in France
    SPACE EXPLORATION
    1970
    Apollo 13 oxygen tank explodes
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1743
    Thomas Jefferson is born
    WORLD WAR II
    1941
    Japan and USSR sign nonaggression pact
    1945
    Hitler bluffs from bunker as Russians advance and atrocities continue
    1990
    Soviets admit to Katyn Massacre of WWII
     
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    John Wilkes Booth shoots Abraham Lincoln
    President Abraham Lincoln is shot in the head at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. The assassin, actor John Wilkes Booth, shouted, "Sic semper tyrannis! (Ever thus to tyrants!) The South is avenged," as he jumped onto the stage and fled on horseback. Lincoln died the next morning. Booth, who remain... read more

    AFRICA
    1986
    U.S. bombs terrorist and military targets in Libya
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1775
    First American abolition society founded in Philadelphia
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1818
    Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language is printed
    1935
    Country music star Loretta Lynn is born
    1969
    Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand tie for Best Actress Oscar
    NATURAL DISASTERS & ENVIRONMENT
    1944
    Explosion on cargo ship rocks Bombay, India
    SPORTS
    1960
    Montreal Canadiens win fifth consecutive Stanley Cup
    COLD WAR
    1950
    President Truman receives NSC-68 report, calling for "containing" Soviet expansion
    1980s
    1988
    Soviets agree to withdraw from Afghanistan
    VIETNAM WAR
    1975
    Operation "Baby Lift" concludes after flying 2,600 South Vietnamese orphans to the U.S.
    GREAT DEPRESSION
    1935
    "Black Sunday" Dust Bowl storm strikes
    WORLD WAR I
    1918
    American pilots engage in first dogfight over the western front
     
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    Jackie Robinson breaks color barrier
    On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28, becomes the first African American player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to compete for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson broke the color barrier in a sport that had been segregated for more than 50 years. Exactly 50 ye... read more

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    1998
    Pol Pot, leader of Cambodia's genocidal government, dies in his sleep
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1894
    Bessie Smith is born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
    COLD WAR
    1959
    Fidel Castro visits the United States
    CRIME
    1920
    The Sacco-Vanzetti case draws national attention
    2013
    Three people killed, hundreds injured in Boston Marathon bombing
    NATURAL DISASTERS & ENVIRONMENT
    1912
    Titanic sinks
    SPORTS
    1997
    MLB retires Jackie Robinson's number
    U.S. PRESIDENTS
    1865
    President Lincoln dies
     
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    Virginia Tech shooting leaves 32 dead
    On this day in 2007, 32 people died after being gunned down on the campus of Virginia Tech by Seung Hui Cho, a student at the college who later committed suicide. The Virginia Tech shooting began around 7:15 a.m., when Cho, a 23-year-old senior and English major at Blacksburg-based Virginia Polytech... read more

    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY

    1889
    Hollywood legend Charlie Chaplin born
    2018
    Kendrick Lamar becomes the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize
    COLD WAR
    1947
    Bernard Baruch coins the term "Cold War"
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1943
    Hallucinogenic effects of LSD discovered
    1946
    Arthur Chevrolet dies by suicide
    NATURAL DISASTERS & ENVIRONMENT
    1947
    Fertilizer explosion kills 581 in Texas
    SPACE EXPLORATION
    1972
    Apollo 16 departs for moon
    CRIME
    1881
    Western gunslinger, Bat Masterson, fights in last shootout
    WORLD WAR I
    1917
    Lenin returns to Russia from exile