MY DAY: April is History Month

4April has always been one of my favorite months.  It’s filled with American history.

On a personal note, April 6th is my mother’s birthday, so that leads the days of special occasions.

April 02, 1865   Richmond, Virginia, the Confederate capitol, falls to the Northern Army.

April 03, 1860   The Pony Express begins delivering.

April 04, 1968   Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated.

April 05, 1964   General Douglas McArthur dies at age 84.

1April 07, 1949   SOUTH PACIFIC opens on Broadway.

April 09, 1865   General Robert E. Lee surrenders to General Ulysses Grant thus ending the Civil War.

April 12, 1861   The Confederates fired upon Fort Sumter starting the Civil War.

April 12, 1945   President Franklin Roosevelt dies at Warm Springs, Georgia.

April 12, 1945   Vice-President Harry S. Truman is sworn in as President of the United States.

April 13, 1743   Thomas Jefferson born near Shadwell, Virginia.

April 14, 1865   Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater.

2April 14, 1912   The HMS Titanic hits the iceberg.

April 15, 1865   Abraham Lincoln dies at 7:22 AM.

April 15, 1912   The HMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic.

April 16, 1867   Wilbur Wright born near Millville, Indiana.

April 18, 1775   Paul Revere makes his famous ride.

April 19, 1775   Revolutionary War begins.

April 30, 1975   The Vietnam War ends with the fall of Saigon.

3Sadly, two footnotes in US history:  April 19, 1993, Federal Building in Oklahoma City is bombed, and April 20, 1999, one teacher and twelve students were killed at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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