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This Day in History for April 4

This Day In History1818 – Congress decides on the US flag: 13 red and white strips & 20 stars.

1850 – City of Los Angeles incorporated.

1902 – Cecil Rhodes scholarship fund forms with $10 million.

1932 – George Bernard Shaw’s “Too True to be Good” premieres in NYC.

1937 – 4th Masters Golf Tournament: Byron Nelson wins, shooting a 283.

1940 – R Rodgers/Lorenz Hart’s “Higher & Higher” premieres in NYC.

1945 – US forces liberated the Nazi death camp Ohrdruf in Germany.

1949 – North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty signed in Washington, DC.

1960 – 32nd Academy Awards: “Ben Hur”, Charlton Heston & Simone Signoret win.

1964 – Beatles’ “Can’t Buy Me Love” single goes #1 & stays for 5 weeks.

1968 – US civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.

1973 – World Trade Center, then the world’s tallest building, opens in New York (110 stories).

1974 – Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth’s home-run.

1975 – Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800.

1983 – 45th NCACC Men’s Basketball Championship: NC State beats Houston 54-52.

1987 – Dow Jones up 69.89 points, ending at record 2,390.34 pts.

1989 – Kareem Adbul-Jabbar’s last NBA game in Seattle.

1997 – Braves officially open Turner Field against Cubs.

1999 – Jack Ma founds Chinese Internet company Alibaba.

2008 – Raid on Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints owned YFZ Ranch in Texas: 401 children and 133 women taken into custody.

2017 – Alibaba becomes the world’s largest retailer according to US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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