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Events, April 26th

April 26th: 1607 – The British established the first permanent English establishment in the Western Hemisphere at Cape Henry, Virginia  1921 – Weather broadcasts were heard for the first time on radio in St. Louis, Missouri. 1929 – First non-stop flight from England

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Events, April 25th

April 25th: 1684 – A patent was granted for the thimble. 1901 – New York became the first state to require license plates for cars. The fee was $1. 1928 – A seeing eye dog was used for the first

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Events, April 24th

April 24th: 1889 – The Edison General Electric Company was organized. 1961 – Bob Dylan earned a $50 session fee for playing harmonica on Harry Belafonte’s “Midnight Special.” It was his recording debut. 1961 – Sandy Koufax of the Los

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Events, April 21st

April 21st: 1836 – General Sam Houston defeated Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto. This battle decided the independence of Texas. 1916 – Bill Carlisle, the infamous ‘last train robber,’ robbed a train in Hanna, Wyoming. 1918 –

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Events, April 20th

April 20th: 1865 – Safety matches were first advertised. 1902 – Scientists Marie and Pierre Curie isolated the radioactive element radium. 1912 – Fenway Park opened as the home of the Boston Red Sox. 1916 – Chicago’s Wrigley Field held

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Events, April 19th

April 19th: 1764 – The English Parliament banned the American colonies from printing paper money. 1775 – The American Revolution began as fighting broke out at Lexington, MA. 1892 – The Duryea gasoline buggy was introduced in the U.S. by

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Events, April 18th

April 18th: 1775 – American revolutionaries Paul Revere and others rode though the towns of Massachusetts giving the warning that the Regulars were coming out, attributed to saying “the British are coming”. 1924 – Simon and Schuster, Inc. published the

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Events, April 17th

April 17th: 1492 – Christopher Columbus signed a contract with Spain to find a passage to Asia and the Indies. 1810 – Pineapple cheese was patented by Lewis M. Norton. 1875 – The game “snooker” was invented by Sir Neville

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Events, April 10th

April 10th: 1849 – Walter Hunt patented the safety pin. He sold the rights for $100. 1866 – The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was incorporated. 1912 – The Titanic set sail from Southampton, England. 1953

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Events, April 7th

1864 – The first camel race in America was held in Sacramento, California. 1933 – Prohibition ended in the United States. 1948 – The musical “South Pacific” by Rogers and Hammerstein debuted on Broadway. 1963 – At the age of

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Events, April 6th

1916 – Charlie Chaplin became the highest-paid film star in the world when he signed a contract with Mutual Film Corporation for $675,000 a year. He was 26 years old. ‘ 1962 – The Russian newspaper “Pravda” warned youths about

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Events, April 5th

1792 – U.S. President George Washington cast the first presidential veto. 1806 – Isaac Quintard patented the cider mill. 1887 – Anne Sullivan taught Helen Keller the meaning of the word “water” as spelled out in the manual alphabet. 1923

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Events, April 4th

Today’s Highlight: 1968 – Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the age of 39. (Image Courtesy of hawthorne.helenaschools.org) 1887 – Susanna M. Salter became mayor of Argonia, Kansas, making her the first woman mayor in the U.S. 1914 – The first

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Events, April 3rd

April 3rd: 1882 – The American outlaw Jesse James was shot in the back and killed by Robert Ford for a $5,000 reward. There was later controversy over whether it was actually Jesse James that had been killed. 1953 –

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Events, March 31st

Events March 31st: 1831 – Quebec and Montreal were incorporated as cities. 1885 – Binney & Smith Company was founded in New York City. The company later became Crayola, LLC. (Image Courtesy of Wikipedia) 1889 – In Paris, the Eiffel

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