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April 4

Rick Anthony was born.

 

1973-The ribbon was cut to open the World Trade Center in New York City.

1983-Sally Ride became the first U.S. woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

 

April 5

Mary Lacey Morgan was born.

 

1887-Anne Sullivan makes the breakthrough to Helen Keller by spelling "water" in the manual alphabet.

1971-Canadian Fran Phipps became the first woman to reach the North Pole.

 

April 6

Glenn DiResto was born

Eileen Lennon was born.

Kevin Dolan was born.

 

1830 - Joseph Smith and five others organized the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fayette, New York.

1917 - The U.S. declared war on Germany and entered World War I.

 

April 7

Cliff Shevlin was born.

Alan Camhi was born.

 

1913 - 5,000 suffragists march to the Capitol in Washington, D.C. , seeking the vote for women.

 

April 8

Pete Mahon was born.

Jimmy Morgan was born.

 

1974 - Henry "Hank" Aaron hit the 715th home run of his career, breaking Babe Ruth's record.

1992 - Tennis ace Arthur Ashe announced that he had AIDS.

 

April 9

Joan Fitzgerald Thompson was born.

Donovan Richards was born.

 

1963 - Winston Churchill became the first honorary U.S. citizen.

2003 -American Marines pulled down Saddam Hussein’s statue in Baghdad after U.S. commanders declared his rule ended.

2005 - Britain's Prince Charles marries Camilla Parker Bowles.

 

April 10

Sandra Schunk was born.

Patrick O’Toole was born.

 

1912 - The Titanic set sail on its fateful voyage.

1970 - Paul McCartney announced the official split of the Beatles.

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