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Today In History. What Happened This Day In History


Today In History. What Happened This Day In History

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

April 4

527   In Constantinople, Justin, seriously ill, crowns his nephew Justinian as his co-emperor.
1581   Francis Drake completes circumnavigation of the world.
1812   The territory of Orleans becomes the 18th state and will become known as Louisiana.
1818   The United States flag is declared to have 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars.
1841   President William Henry Harrison, aged 68, becomes the first president to die in office, just a month after being sworn in.
1862   The Battle of Yorktown begins as Union gen. George B. McClellan closes in on Richmond, Va.
1917   The U.S. Senate votes 90-6 to enter World War I on Allied side.
1918   The Battle of the Somme ends.
1941   Field Marshal Erwin Rommel captures the British held town of Benghazi in North Africa.
1949   The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty is signed.
1968   Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
1974   Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth’s home-run record.
1979   Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the president of Pakistan is executed.
1985   A coup in Sudan ousts President Nimeiry and replaces him with General Dahab.
Born on April 4
1780   Edward Hicks, Quaker preacher and painter (The Peaceable Kingdom).
1792   Thaddeus Stevens, U.S. Republican congressional leader.
1802   Dorothea Dix, American social reformer.
1821   Linus Yale, inventor of the Yale lock.
1884   Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese naval commander during WWII.
1896   Arthur Murray, ballroom dance instructor.
1896   Robert Sherwood, playwright.
1914   Marguerite Duras, French author (The Lover).
1915   Muddy Waters, American blues musician.
1928   Maya Angelou, American poet and author.
1932   Anthony Perkins, actor (Psycho).
1938   Bart Giamatti, baseball commisioner, president of Yale.

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just a thought: “the reality of a conspiracy is that it stays a theory!”


just a thought:  “the reality of a conspiracy is that it stays a theory!” –George-B

Evangelical <b>Conspiracy</b> <b>Theories</b> by Gary Ellis

Just a thought: Take a full sensorial visit in nature:… by George-B


Just a thought: “Take a full sensorial visit in nature: No, not the tunnel type, meant to exclude senses but one, rather a total immersion in nature: see everything, hear everything, experience everything, without judgement, with the sole purpose of…being in that moment!” -George-B

THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: BATTLE OF YORKTOWN BEGINS (1862)


Battle of Yorktown Begins (1862)

The Battle of Yorktown took place during the Peninsular Campaign of the American Civil War, a major Union offensive aimed at capturing the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia. The battle began when Union forces, under the command of Major General George McClellan, encountered enemy troops near Yorktown. Though the Union forces initially vastly outnumbered the Confederate troops, they failed to exploit this advantage and instead laid siege to the city. Why? More… Discuss

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