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April: Today in History
1976 - Apple Computer Company was founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
April Fools Day
1513 - Florida was reached by Juan Ponce de Leon.
1917 - Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war against Germany.
1917 - The U.S. House of Representatives accepted The American's Creed, penned by William Tyler Page, as an official national motto.
1948 - Marshall Plan was signed by President Harry Truman.
1949 - North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was signed into existence.
1968 - Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
1614 - Marriage of Pocahontas and John Rolfe.
1830 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) was established by Joseph Smith and others in Fayette, New York.
1862 - Start of the Battle of Shiloh (U.S. Civil War).
1948 - Founding of the World Health Organization.
1946 - First assembly of the United Nations.
2005 - Marriage of Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles of Great Britain.
1849 - Patent granted to Walter Hunt for his safety pin.
1912 - Titanic set sail.
1942 - Start of the Bataan Death March, Philippines (World War II).
1814 - Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to Elba.
1945 - Buchenwald concentration camp was liberated by Allied forces.
1968 - Civil Rights Act of 1968 was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
1861 - Attack on Fort Sumter which started the U.S. Civil War.
1961 - Yuri Gagarin of the Soviet Union became the first person in space.
1598 - France's Edict of Nantes granted Huguenots (Protestants) religious tolerance.
1828 - Dictionary copyrighted by Noah Webster.
1865 - Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth.
1912 - Iceberg struck by the Titanic.
1945 - Bergen-Belsen concentration camp was liberated by Allied forces (World War II).
1895 - Treaty of Shimonoseki formally ended the First Sino-Japanese War.
1975 - Khmer Rouge gained control of Phnom Penh (the capital city of Cambodia).
1775 - Paul Revere went on his famous midnight ride.
1906 - Great San Francisco earthquake.
1956 - Marriage of Grace Kelly and Monaco's Prince Rainier.
1775 - Americans defeated the British at the Battle of Concord, later commemorated by Ralph Waldo Emerson in his "Concord Hymn."
1943 - Start of an uprising in the Warsaw ghetto of Poland (World War II).
1769 - Killing of Indian leader, Chief Pontiac.
1912 - Death of Bram Stoker, author of Dracula.
1836 - The forces of Sam Houston are victorious over the forces of Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto, which ends the Texas Revolution.
1960 - Brasilia became the capital city of Brazil.
"Talk Like Shakespeare Day" - Held in honor of his birthday.
1788 - Maryland became a U.S. state.
1945 - Execution of Benito Mussolini.
1429 - Joan of Arc liberated Orleans.
1945 - Dachau concentration camp was liberated by American forces.
1803 - The Louisiana Purchase was made by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson.