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Today In History - April 30
Today in History in 1789 George Washington was inaugurated as first President of the United States of America; in 1900 USA annexed Hawaii; and in 1904 the ice cream cone made its debut.
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Today In History - April 29
Today in History in 1862 New Orleans fell to Union forces during the U.S. Civil War; in 1975 U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War comes to an end; and in 1990 Wrecking cranes began tearing down the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Today In History - April 28
Today in History in 1770 Captain James Cook, aboard Endeavour, landed at Botany Bay in Australia; and in 1789 Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny on the HMS Bounty against its captain William Bligh.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Today In History - April 27
Today in History in 1822  Union General and 18th U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant was born in Ohio; and in 1897 Grant’s Tomb was dedicated in New York City.
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Today In History - April 26
Today in History in 1865 John Wilkes Booth, assassin, is shot dead near Bowling Green, Virginia; in 1931 Lou Gehrig hits a HR but is called out for passing a runner, mistake costs him AL home run crown; he and Babe Ruth tie for season; and in 1954 Nationwide test of Salk anti-polio vaccine began.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Today In History - April 25
Today in History in 1507 German cartographer Martin Waldseemuller first used the name America on his world map; in 1792 the Guillotine was first used in France; and in 1901 New York became the first state to start requiring automobile license plates.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Today In History - April 24
Today in History in 1934 actress Shirley MacLaine, was born in Richmond, Virginia; in 1942 in Brooklyn, New York American singer, actress, and director Barbra Streisand was born; and in 1982 Kelly Clarkson, American singer and winner of the inaugural season of TV series American Idol was born in Houston, Texas.
Monday, April 24, 2017

Today In History - April 23
Today in History in 1564 it is traditionally regarded as the birthdate of William Shakespeare, English Poet and playwright; in 1597 his play “The Merry Wives of Windsor” was first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance; and in 1616 Shakespeare died at the age of 52.
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Today In History - April 22
Today in History in 1914 Babe Ruth’s first professional baseball game as a pitcher; in 1937 actor Jack Nicholson was born in New Jersey; and in 1994 Richard Nixon, 37th President (1969-75), died of a stroke at age 81.
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Today In History - April 21
Today in History in 753 Romulus and Remus found Rome; in 1789 John Adams was sworn in as the first U.S. Vice President; and in 1878 First Lady Lucy Hayes began the egg rolling contest on the White House lawn.
Friday, April 21, 2017

Today In History - April 20
Today in History in 1611 was the first known performance of Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth at the Globe Theatre in London; in 1862 Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard completed the first pasteurization test; and in 1972 Apollo 16’s Young and Duke land on the Moon with the Boeing Lunar Rover #2.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Today In History - April 19
Today in History in 1770 British explorer Captain James Cook first sights Australia; in 1775 the American Revolution began; and in 1897 the first Boston Marathon was ran.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Today In History - April 18
Today in History in 1783 fighting ceased in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it began; and in 1906 the San Francisco earthquake and fire kills nearly 4,000 while destroying 75% of the city.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Today In History - April 17
Today in History in 1397 Geoffrey Chaucer tells the Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II; in  1492 Columbus signed contract with Spain to find Indies; and in 1790 U.S. founding father, inventor and writer Benjamin Franklin died at age 84.
Monday, April 17, 2017

Today In History - April 16
Today in History in 1705 Queen Anne of England knighted Isaac Newton; in 1881 in Dodge City, Kansas Bat Masterson fought his last gun battle; and in 1977 Alex Haley found his Roots in Juffure, Gambia.
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Today In History - April 15
Today in History in 1865 Abraham Lincoln dies after being shot while attending the play “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theatre; in 1912 the RMS Titanic sank at 2:27 a.m. off of Newfoundland as the band played on; and in 1945 FDR was buried on the grounds of his Hyde Park home.
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Today In History - April 14
Today in History in 1828 author Noah Webster registered his copyright for the First American Dictionary; in 1865 President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater; and in 1910 the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. off of Newfoundland.
Friday, April 14, 2017

Today In History - April 13
Today in History in 1860 the first Pony Express reached Sacramento, California; in 1954 Hank Aaron played his first game with the Milwaukee Braves; and in 1970 Apollo 13 announced “Houston, we’ve got a problem!” as the Beech-built oxygen tank exploded enroute to the Moon.
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Today In History - April 12
Today in History in 1776 the Halifax Resolution for Independence was adopted by North Carolina; in 1811 the first U.S. colonists on Pacific coast arrived at Cape Disappointment, Washington; and in 1861  Fort Sumter, S.C. is shelled by Confederacy, starting the Civil War.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Today In History - April 11
Today in History in 1814 Napoleon abdicates unconditionally and is exiled to Elba; in 1912 the RMS Titanic leaves Queenstown, Ireland for New York; and in 2012 fossilized dinosaur eggs with embryos are discovered in China.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017


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