1800 – US Library of Congress established with $5,000 allocation.
1865 – Fire alarm & police telegraph system put into operation in San Francisco.
1897 – 1st reporter, William Price (Washington Star), assigned to White House.
1908 – Mr & Mrs Jacob Murdock become 1st to travel across US by car, they leave LA in a Packard & arrive in NYC in 32 days-5 hours-25 minutes.
1913 – Skyscraper, the Woolworth Building in New York City is opened – world’s tallest building at the time.
1925 – 88 F, highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in April.
1945 – Albert B “Happy” Chandler is named 2nd baseball commissioner.
1950 – “Peter Pan” opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 320 performances.
1950 – US President Harry Truman denies there are communists in the US government.
1956 – American League umpire Frank Umont is 1st to wear glasses in a regular season game.
1961 – JFK accepts “sole responsibility” following Bay of Pigs.
1965 – NY Met Casey Stengel wins his 3,000 game as manager.
1974 – NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
1981 – US ends grain embargo against USSR.
1989 – Massachusetts declares today “New Kids on the Block Day”
1991 – 26th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks and Reba McIntire win.
1994 – NFL Draft: Ohio State defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson first pick by Cincinnati Bengals.
2004 – United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years ago, as reward for cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.
2004 – NFL Draft: Ole Miss quarterback Eli Manning first pick by San Diego Chargers.
2018 – US President Donald Trump hosts his first state dinner for visiting French President Emmanuel Macron.Share: