03/04/2024
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1898 – Spanish-American War: The U.S. Congress, on April 25, recognizes that a state of war exists between the United States and Spain.

1904 – Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League)

1914 – Marines occupy Vera Cruz, a major Mexican port. They will stay for 6 months.

1925 – No baseball games played in National League due to Charles Ebbets’ funeral.

1940 – 1st $64 question, “Take it or Leave it,” on CBS Radio.

1945 – WWII: US 7th Army reaches Nuremberg, Germany.

1952 – Secretaries’ Day (now Administrative Professionals’ Day) is first celebrated.

1956 – Elvis Presley’s 1st hit record, “Heartbreak Hotel”, becomes #1.

1964 – Pirates & Cubs combine for 9 HRs, Pirates win 8-5.

1967 – Dodgers 1st rain out in Los Angeles (after 737 consecutive games)

1975 – 79th Boston Marathon: American Bill Rodgers wins men’s section in race record 2:09:55; Liane Winter of West Germany women’s champion in 2:42:24 (female world record)

1977 – Charles Strouse & Martin Charnin’s musical “Annie” opens at Alvin Theater in New York City for 2377 performances.

1981 – US furnished $1 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia.

1987 – Dow Jones Average soared 664.7; 2nd biggest one-day gain in history.

1989 – George W. Bush and Edward W. Rose become joint CEOs of the Texas Rangers.

2001 – NFL Draft: Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick first pick by Atlanta Falcons.

2008 – The Air Force retires the F-117 Nighthawk stealth surface-attack aircraft.

2016 – President Barack Obama begins a 4-day visit to the United Kingdom with Michelle Obama.

2019 – Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky wins the country’s presidential election in a landslide.

2021 – Manhattan district attorney’s office announces it will no longer prosecute prostitution, dismissing 914 cases, part of growing movement to change approach to prostitution.

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