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On this day in 1874, American poet Robert Frost was born in San Francisco, California

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On March 29, 1806, construction was authorized for the Great National Pike, making it the first federal highway

President John Tyler birthday

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It’s National Crayon Day!

Daylight Saving Time goes into effect for the first time

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Abigail Adams writes letter to husband John telling him to “Remember the Ladies”

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Happy April Fools’ Day!

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Today is International Children’s Book Day!

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On April 4, 1887, the first woman mayor was elected in the United States as Susanna M. Salter won the election in Argonia, Kansas

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Establishment of the Civilian Conservation Corps

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This evening marks the beginning of Passover for Jewish communities around the world. The holiday commemorates the Israelites’ escape from slavery in Egypt, as described in Exodus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy

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On this day in 1918, First Lady Betty Ford born in Chicago, Illinois

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Today is Easter, the holiest day of the year for Christians, who on this day celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ

Official end of the Civil War

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On this day in 1925, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was first published in New York City

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On April 12, 1861, the Civil War began as Confederate troops opened fire on Fort Sumter

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On this day in 1743, the third president Thomas Jefferson was born in Shadwell, Virginia

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On this day in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was incorporated

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On this day in 1775, the first abolitionist society in North America was established in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Boston College: Adam Smith and Modern Capitalism

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On April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean traveling from Southampton, England to New York City

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It’s National Librarian Day!

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On April 18, 1906 the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake took place

Paul Revere rides to Lexington and Concord to warn of approaching British troops

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On April 19, 1721, statesman and founding father Roger Sherman was born in Newton, Massachusetts

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First Boston Marathon

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On this day in 1832, First Lady Lucretia Garfield was born in Garrettsville, Ohio

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On this day in 1841, Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” published

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University of Dallas: American Studies Institute Day – “American Grounding: People and Place in America”

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On April 24, 1800, the Library of Congress was established in Washington, D.C. It is our nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and the largest library in the world

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On this day in 1800, the Library of Congress was established

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On this day in 1785, famed ornithologist John James Audubon born in Haiti

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On this day in 1822, 18th President Ulysses S. Grant was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio

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On this day in 1758, 5th President James Monroe was born in Monroe Hall, Virginia

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On this day – Maryland becomes our Seventh State

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First President George Washington administered oath of office at Federal Hall in New York City

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On this day – Louisiana becomes our 18th State

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It’s May Day!

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On this day in 1931, the Empire State Building was dedicated in New York City

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May 4 is National Orange Juice Day!

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On this day in 1864, Nellie Bly was born in Cochran’s Mills, Pennsylvania

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Mary Kies becomes the first woman to receive a U.S. patent

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Today marks the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby

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