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On This Day: April 04th

This is 94th day of the year and 271 days remain in the year.

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.
April 04 BirthdaysMaya Angelou

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


Heath Ledgeractor
Dorothea Dixsocial reformer
Robert Sherwooddramatist
Muddy Watersmusician
Edward Hickspainter and preacher
William H. Jacksonpainter artist and pioneer photographer
Maurice de Vlaminckpainter



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