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Calendar :: Volume 03, Issue 06

April 2

  • Ponce de Leon lands near what is now St. Augustine, Fl., 1513.

April 3

  • Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan ($5B aid to 16 European countries, 1948.

April 5

  • George Washington casts 1st presidential veto, 1792.
  • Tupelo Mississippi virtually annihilated by a tornado, 216 die, 1936.
  • In San Francisco, Castro & Fillmore streetcars replaced by buses, 1941.
  • In Washington, D.C., President Dwight Eisenhower inaugurated the Presidential Prayer Breakfast. (Its name was later changed to the Annual National Prayer Breakfast, 1953.

April 9

  • Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant, 1865.

April 12

  • History was made when local Democratic politician and U.S. congressman Harold Washington became the first black man elected mayor of Chicago, 1983.
  • The American Civil War began, 1861.

April 13

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded, 1870.

April 15

  • 1st sound on film public performance shown at Rialto Theater (NYC), 1923.
  • Insulin becomes generally available for diabetics, 1923.

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