This Week in History

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 – U.S. declared war on Germany and entered World War I.

April 7

Cliff Shevlin was born.

Alan Camhi was born.

Mike Charles was born.

Joe Visco was born.

Jessica Woods was born.

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

April 8

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

Donovan Richards was born.

Joyce Somerville was born.

Kieran O’Sullivan 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 Schunck was born.

Patrick O’Toole was born.

1912 – Titanic set sail on its fateful voyage.

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

April 11

Joe Kenel was born.

Kelly Werner was born.

Tom Burke was born.

1814 – Napoleon was exiled to the island of Elba.

1968 – President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the 1968 Civil Rights Act.

April 12

Edwin Williams was born.

Charles Knopper was born.

Miriam Rosenberg was born.

1955 – The polio vaccine of Dr. Jonas Salk was called “safe, effective, and potent.”

2017 – Jim Cunningham appeared in The Word Search.

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