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On This Day, April 15th

1. 1947: Jackie Robinson’s First Major League Game. On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson made history when he was in the starting lineup…

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On This Day, April 14th

1. 1828: The First Edition of the Webster’s Dictionary is published On this day in 1828 the first edition of the Websters Dictionary gets…

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On This Day, April 13th

1. 1964: Sidney Poitier becomes the first African American to win an Oscar Sidney Poitier is a great actor; almost everything he plays in…

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On This Day, April 12th

1. 1961: First man sent into Space. On this day in 1961 The Soviet Union makes a major step in the Space Race between…

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On This Day, April 11th

1. 1970: Apollo 13 space mission begins. On this day, the iconic space mission Apollo 13 started as the spacecraft launched into space. The…

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On This Day, April 8th

1. 1974: Hank Aaron hits his 175th Home Run to set the new record. A record crowd of 53,775 sat on the edge of…

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On This Day, April 7th

1. 1947: Automotive legend Henry Ford passes away On this day back in 1947, the man who many consider to be the Father of…

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On This Day: April 6th

1. 1830: The Mormon Church is Established A man named Joseph Smith claimed he had seen an angel named Moroni in 1823. He said…

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On this Day, April 5th

1. 1984: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlains scoring record. On this day in 1984 the Los Angeles Lakers played the Utah Jazz in front…

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On This Day, April 4th

1. 1975: Microsoft founded in New Mexico Today was the day that Paul Allen and Bill Gates started Microsoft in 1975. Allen was working…

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