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.
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.
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.
Sadly, 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.