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Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images
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This Day in History for May 4 – The First Grammy Awards Are Held and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1932 – Al Capone is jailed for tax evasion (More info)

1959 – The first ever Grammy Awards are held (More info)

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Ian Waldie, Getty
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This Day in History for May 3 – The First Spam E-mail Is Sent and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1802 – Washington, DC is granted a municipal government consisting of a mayor appointed by the president of the US, officially incorporating it as a city (More info)

1877 – Ontario, Canada’s Labatt Park, the oldest continually operating baseball grounds in the world, has its first game (More info)

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Jeff Swensen, Getty Images
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This Day in History for May 2 – Osama bin Laden is Killed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1939 – Lou Gehrig establishes a major-league baseball record by playing his 2,130th consecutive game (More info)

1945 – The Soviet Union announces the fall of Berlin during World War Two (More info)

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Keystone, Getty Images
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This Day in History for April 28 – Mussolini Exocuted and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1789 – Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny against Capt. William Bligh aboard the British ship ‘Bounty’ (More info)

1945 – Former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress are executed by firing squad (More info)

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Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for April 27 – Sultana Steamboat Disaster and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1865 – The steamboat Sultana explodes on the Mississippi River and kills 1,700 passengers, many of whom were discharged Union soldiers (More info)

1956 – Rocky Marciano becomes the only heavyweight boxing champion to retire with a perfect record (More info)

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Soviet Authorities
Soviet Authorities
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This Day in History for April 26 – Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1865 – Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln (More info)

1933 – The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established (More info)

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Diliff, Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for April 21 – Rome Founded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

753 BC – Romulus and Remus founded Rome (More info)

1836 – Under Sam Houston, the Texas army defeats the Mexicans in the Battle of San Jacinto (More info)

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Marc Piscotty, Getty Images
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This Day in History for April 20 – Columbine Massacre and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1861 – Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the US Army in order to command the forces of Virginia (More info)

1902 – Pierre and Marie Curie isolate radium (More info)

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Arnold Genthe, Getty Images
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This Day in History for April 18 – Great San Francisco Earthquake and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1506 – The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid (More info)

1775 – Paul Revere rides to warn Massachusetts colonists of the arrival of British troops (More info)

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katescars, Flickr
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This Day in History for April 17 – Ford Mustang Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1397 – Geoffrey Chaucer tells the ‘Canterbury Tales’ for the first time at the court of Richard II (More info)

1961 – A group of CIA financed and trained Cuban exiles lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro (More info)

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NASA
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This Day in History for April 16 – Cronkite Becomes Anchor and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1943 – The hallucinogenic effects of LSD are discovered (More info)

1962 – Walter Cronkite takes over as the lead news anchor of the ‘CBS Evening News,’ going on to become “the most trusted man in America” (More info)

1963 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pens his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” while incarcerated the

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Library of Congress
Library of Congress
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This Day in History for April 15 – Titanic Sinks and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1912 – After hitting an iceberg, the RMS Titanic sinks at 2:20 a.m., killing 1,517 people (More info)

1923 – Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes (More info)

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