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This Day in History for May 1 – Elvis Ties the Knot and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1707 – Great Britain is formed when England and Scotland join under the Act of Union (More info)

1931– The 102-story Empire State Building opens in New York City (More info)

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This Day in History for April 30 – Hitler Commits Suicide and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1803 – France sells the Louisiana territory and adjoining lands to the US as part of the Louisiana Purchase (More info)

1939 – Commercial television makes its official US debut, broadcasting from the Empire State Building at the New York World’s Fair (More info)

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Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for April 27 – Sultana Steamboat Disaster and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1865 – The steamboat Sultana explodes on the Mississippi River and kills 1,700 passengers, many of whom were discharged Union soldiers (More info)

1956 – Rocky Marciano becomes the only heavyweight boxing champion to retire with a perfect record (More info)

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This Day in History for April 26 – Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1865 – Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln (More info)

1933 – The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established (More info)

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This Day in History for April 25 – DC Comics Introduces Batman and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1859 – British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal (More info)

1901 – New York becomes the first US state to require automobile license plates (More info)

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Library of Congress
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This Day in History for April 24 – Library of Congress Established and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1800 – The United States Library of Congress is established (More info)

1898 – The United States declares war on Spain (More info)

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This Day in History for April 23 – New Coke Introduced and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1564 – William Shakespeare is born; historians believe he died on his birthday in 1616 (More info)

1910 – Theodore Roosevelt makes his The Man in the Arena speech (More info)

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This Day in History for April 19 – Oklahoma City Bombing and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1775 – American Revolutionary War begins (More info)

1897 – The first Boston Marathon is run (More info)

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This Day in History for April 18 – Great San Francisco Earthquake and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1506 – The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid (More info)

1775 – Paul Revere rides to warn Massachusetts colonists of the arrival of British troops (More info)

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This Day in History for April 17 – Ford Mustang Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1397 – Geoffrey Chaucer tells the ‘Canterbury Tales’ for the first time at the court of Richard II (More info)

1961 – A group of CIA financed and trained Cuban exiles lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro (More info)

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This Day in History for April 16 – Cronkite Becomes Anchor and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1943 – The hallucinogenic effects of LSD are discovered (More info)

1962 – Walter Cronkite takes over as the lead news anchor of the ‘CBS Evening News,’ going on to become “the most trusted man in America” (More info)

1963 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pens his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” while incarcerated the

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This Day in History for April 13 – Apollo 13 Disaster and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1870 – The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art, commonly called the Met, is founded (More info)

1943 – The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, DC, on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth (More info)

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