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Friday, April 4, 2014

This was 94th day of the year and 271 days remained in the year.


April 4 Birthdays

Maya Angelou
Pronunciation: [mä´yä an´julOO]
1928—, American writer and performer, born in St. Louis, Mo.

Edward Hicks
painter and preacher (1780)

Dorothea Dix
social reformer (1802)

William H. Jackson
painter artist and pioneer photographer (1843)

Maurice de Vlaminck
painter (1876)

Robert Sherwood
dramatist (1896)

Muddy Waters
musician (1915)

Heath Ledger
actor (1979)

April 4 in History

1818

Congress adopted a U.S. flag with one star for each state.

1841

President William Henry Harrison died from pneumonia, one month after his inauguration.

1905

Earthquake in Kangra, India, killed more than 20,000.

1945

The Ohrdruf death camp was liberated from Nazi occupation.

1949

The treaty establishing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was signed.

1968

Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated.

1973

The ribbon was cut to open the World Trade Center in New York City.

1979

Pakistan prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was executed by the military.

1981

Henry Cisneros became the mayor of San Antonio, Texas: the first Hispanic mayor of a major U.S. city.

1983

Sally Ride became the first U.S. woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.

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