1704 – “Boston News-Letter” 1st successful newspaper in US, forms.
1800 – US Library of Congress establishes with $5,000 allocation.
1833 – Jacob & George Dulty patent 1st soda fountain.
1897 – 1st reporter, William Price (Washington Star), assigned to White House.
1907 – Hershey Park, founded by Milton S. Hershey for the exclusive use of his employees, is opened.
1913 – Skyscraper, the Woolworth Building in New York City is opened – world’s tallest building at the time.
1917 – US Congress passes the Liberty Loan Act, authorizing the Treasury to issue a public subscription for $2 billion in bonds for the war.
1925 – 88 degrees F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in April.
1949 – 3rd Tony Awards: “Death of a Salesman” & “Kiss Me Kate” win.
1950 – US President Harry Truman denies there are communists in the US government.
1961 – JFK accepts “sole responsibility” following Bay of Pigs.
1967 – Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had “gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily.”
1969 – US B-52’s drop 3,000 ton bombs at Cambodian boundary.
1980 – US military operation to save 52 hostages in Iran, fails, 8 die.
1981 – US ends grain embargo against USSR.
1990 – Security law violator Michael Milken pleads guilty to 6 felonies.
2004 – United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years ago, as reward for cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.
2018 – US President Donald Trump hosts his first state dinner for visiting French President Emmanuel Macron.
2018 – Golden State Killer suspect Joseph DeAngelo arrested and charged with eight murders after being identified through genealogy websites.Share: