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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.
Monday, April 6, 2020

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.
Sunday, April 5, 2020

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.
Saturday, April 4, 2020

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.
Friday, April 3, 2020

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.
Thursday, April 2, 2020

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.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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.
Monday, March 30, 2020

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.
Sunday, March 29, 2020

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.
Saturday, March 28, 2020

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.
Friday, March 27, 2020

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.
Thursday, March 26, 2020

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.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Today In History - March 24
Today in History in 1882 German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB; and in 1947 John D. Rockefeller Jr. donates New York City East River site to the United Nations.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Today In History - March 23
Today in History in 1775 Patrick Henry proclaimed "Give me liberty or give me death" in speech in favor of Virginian troops joining U.S. Revolutionary war; and in 1983 Barney Clark, the first artificial  heart recipient, died after 112 days at age 62.
Monday, March 23, 2020

Today In History - March 22
Today in History 1790 Thomas Jefferson became the first U.S. Secretary of State under President Washington; in 1941 actor Jimmy Stewart was inducted into the Army becoming the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in WWII.
Sunday, March 22, 2020

Today In History - March 21
Today in History in 1871 journalist Henry M. Stanley began his famous expedition to Africa; in 1917 Loretta Walsh became the U.S. Navy’s first female Petty Officer; and in 1980 J.R. was shot on the TV show Dallas.
Saturday, March 21, 2020

Today In History - March 20
Today in History in 1602 the United Dutch East Indian Company was formed; in 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was published in Boston; and in 1942 General MacArthur vowed, “I shall return.”
Friday, March 20, 2020

Today In History - March 19
Today in History in 1863 the SS Georgiana, the most powerful Confederate cruiser, was destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo valued at $1,000,000; and in 1965 on the same day archaeologist E. Lee Spence discovered the wreck of the SS Georgiana.
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Today In History - March 18
Today in History in 1837 future president Grover Cleveland was born in New Jersey; in 1959 Hawaii’s statehood bill was signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower; and in 1961 the Poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy was introduced.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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