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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.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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.
Monday, April 12, 2021

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.
Sunday, April 11, 2021

Today In History - April 10
Today in History in 1825 the first hotel in Hawaii opened; in 1955 Dr. Jonas Salk successfully tested the Polio Vaccine; and in 1970 Paul McCartney officially announced the split of The Beatles.
Saturday, April 10, 2021

Today In History - April 9
Today in History in 1865 Confederate General Robert E. Lee and 26,765 troops surrendered at Appomattox Court House to U.S. Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant.
Friday, April 9, 2021

Today In History - April 8
Today in History in 1861 the U.S. Mint at Dahlonega, Georgia was seized by the Confederacy; in 1974 Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s home run record hitting his 715th in Atlanta, Georgia; and in 1986 Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel, California.
Thursday, April 8, 2021

Today In History - April 7
Today in History in 1798 the Mississippi Territory was organized; in 1827 English chemist John Walker invented wooden matches; and in  1906 Mount Vesuvius erupted and devastated Naples, Italy.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Today In History - April 6
Today in History in 1722 Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, ends tax on men with beards; in 1889 George Eastman puts Kodak Camera on sale for the first time; and in 1947 the first Tony Awards were held with Arthur Miller, David Wayne and Patricia Neal winning for theatrical achievements.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Today In History - April 5
Today in History in 1621 the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth on a return trip to England; in 1887 Anne Sullivan taught “water” to Helen Keller; and in 1974 the then tallest building at 110 stories World Trade Center opened in New York City.
Monday, April 5, 2021

Today In History - April 4
Today in History in 1841 - William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States, becomes 1st president to die in office at 68 of pneumonia. Vice President John Tyler became the 10th President; and in 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee.
Sunday, April 4, 2021

Today In History - April 3
Today in History in 1513 Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claims Florida for Spain, first known European to reach Florida; in 1882 American Old West outlaw Jesse James was killed by Robert Ford; and in1973 the first portable cell phone call was made in New York City.
Saturday, April 3, 2021

Today In History - April 2
Today in History in 1805 author of 150 fairy tales Hans Christian Andersen was born in Denmark, in 1872 Samuel Morse developer of the electric telegraph, died at age 80; and in 1917 U.S. President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany.
Friday, April 2, 2021

Today In History - April 1
Today in History in 1748 the ruins of Pompeii were found; in 1789 the U.S. House of Representatives held their first full meeting in New York City; and in 1982 the U.S. formally transferred the Canal Zone to Panama.
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Today In History - March 31
Today in History in 1685 composer Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach Germany; in 1889 the Eiffel Tower officially opened in Paris to commemorate the French Revolution; and in 1965 the U.S. ordered the first combat troops to Vietnam.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Today In History - March 30
Today in History in 1867 the United States bought Alaska from Russia; in 1981 President Reagan was shot and wounded by John W. Hinckley III; Vincent van Gogh was born in 1853; and in 1987 his painting “Sunflowers” sold for a record $39.7 million.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Today In History - March 29
Today in History in 1788 Charles Wesley, the great hymn writer died; in 1795 Beethoven debuted as a pianist in Vienna; and in 1932 Jack Benny debuted on radio, on Ed Sullivan's New York interview program.
Monday, March 29, 2021

Today In History - March 28
Today in History in 1881 "Greatest Show On Earth" was formed by PT Barnum and James A. Bailey; in 1944 Astrid Lindgren sprained an ankle and began writing Pippi Longstocking; and in 1972 Wilt Chamberlain played his last pro basketball game.
Sunday, March 28, 2021

Today In History - March 27
Today in History in 1625 Charles I, King of England, Scotland and Ireland ascended the throne; in 1855 Abraham Gesner patented kerosene; and in 1980 Mount St. Helens became active after 123 years.
Saturday, March 27, 2021

Today In History - March 26
Today in History in 1812 an earthquake destroyed most of Caracas, Venezuela; in 1874 poet Robert Frost was born; in 1931 actor Leonard Nimoy was born; and in 1953 Dr. Jonas Salk announced a vaccine to prevent polio.
Friday, March 26, 2021

Today In History - March 25
Today in History in 1918 Howard Cosell, sportscaster, was born in Winston-Salem, N.C.; in 1942 singer Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee; and in 1947 Reginald Kenneth Dwight was born in England – you know him better as Elton John
Thursday, March 25, 2021

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