Today in History, English
Today in History, English

38521April 4Event1812 – United States President James Madison enacts a ninety-day embargo on trade with the United Kingdom.
38522April 4Event1814 – Napoleon abdicates for the first time and names his son Napoleon II as Emperor of the French.
38523April 4Event1818 – The United States Congress adopts the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (then 20).
38524April 4Event1841 – William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia becoming the first President of the United States to die in office and with the shortest term served. Vice President John Tyler, becomes President upon Harrison's death.
38525April 4Event1850 – The Great Fire of Cottenham: A large part of the Cambridgeshire village (England) is burnt to the ground in suspicious circumstances.
38526April 4Event1850 – Los Angeles is incorporated as a city.
38527April 4Event1859 – Bryant's Minstrels debut "Dixie" in New York City in the finale of a blackface minstrel show.
38528April 4Event1865 – American Civil War: A day after Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln visits the Confederate capital.
38529April 4Event1866 – Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Dmitry Karakozov in the city of Saint Petersburg.
38530April 4Event1873 – The Kennel Club is founded, the oldest and first official registry of purebred dogs in the world.
38531April 4Event1887 – Argonia, Kansas elects Susanna M. Salter as the first female mayor in the United States.
38532April 4Event1905 – In India, an earthquake hits the Kangra Valley, killing 20,000, and destroying most buildings in Kangra, McLeod Ganj and Dharamsala.
38533April 4Event1913 – First Balkan War: Greek aviator Emmanouil Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot to die in the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes.
38534April 4Event1925 – The Schutzstaffel (SS) is founded in Germany.
38535April 4Event1930 – The Communist Party of Panama is founded.
38536April 4Event1933 – U.S. Navy airship, USS Akron, is wrecked off the New Jersey coast due to severe weather.
38537April 4Event1939 – Faisal II becomes King of Iraq.
38538April 4Event1944 – World War II: First bombardment of oil refineries in Bucharest by Anglo-American forces kills 3000 civilians.
38539April 4Event1945 – World War II: American troops liberate Ohrdruf forced labor camp in Germany.
38540April 4Event1945 – World War II: American troops capture Kassel.
38541April 4Event1945 – World War II: Soviet troops liberate Hungary from German occupation and occupy the country itself.
38542April 4Event1949 – Twelve nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
38543April 4Event1958 – The CND peace symbol is displayed in public for the first time in London.
38544April 4Event1960 – France agrees to grant independence to the Mali Federation, a union of Senegal and French Sudan.
38545April 4Event1964 – The Beatles occupy the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.
38546April 4Event1965 – The first model of the new Saab Viggen fighter aircraft is unveiled.
38547April 4Event1967 – Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" speech in New York City's Riverside Church.
38548April 4Event1968 – Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
38549April 4Event1968 – Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 6.
38550April 4Event1968 – A.E.K. Athens B.C. becomes the first Greek team to win the European Basketball Cup.

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