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Today In History – April 14 – President Abraham Lincoln Assassinated

Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language is printed – President Abraham Lincoln Shot – U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell – Titanic hits iceberg – The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden – President Truman receives NSC-68 – U.S. bombs Libya

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Today In History – April 09 – First Astronauts Introduced

Passing by a single vote, the United States Senate ratifies a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska –  Tornado reduces Oklahoma town to rubble – First astronauts introduced – The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight – “Chicago Eight” plead not guilty – John Major’s Conservative Party wins an unprecedented fourth general election victory in the United Kingdom – Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles marry

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Today In History – March 30 – President Reagan Shot

Violence disrupts first Kansas election – Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward – 15th Amendment adopted – Oil workers drown in North Sea – President Reagan shot

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