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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 20 – Columbine Massacre and More

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

1861 – Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the US Army in order to command the forces of Virginia (More info)

1902 – Pierre and Marie Curie isolate radium (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 there for protesting against segregation (More info)

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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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This Day in History for April 11 – Idi Amin Deposed and More

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

1814 – Napoleon Bonaparte abdicates his throne and is banished to the Mediterranean island of Elba (More info)

1945 – American forces liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany (More info)

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This Day in History for April 9 – Hussein’s Statue Falls and More

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

1865 – Robert E. Lee surrenders his army to Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the Civil War (More info)

1959 – NASA announces its first seven astronauts, later dubbed the “Mercury Seven” (More info)

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