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Today in History

April 4


1581   Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world

1818   The U.S. Congress adopts the flag of the United States.

1850   Los Angeles, California is incorporated as a city.

1968   Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated in Memphis.

1969   Dr. Denton Cooley implants the first temporary artificial heart.

1973   The World Trade Center in New York is officially dedicated.

1974   Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth's home run record of 714

Famous Birthdays:

1928   Maya Angelou (Poet)

1932   Anthony Perkins (Actor)

1965   Robert Downey Jr. (Actor)

1802   Dorothea Dix

1973   David Blaine (Magician)

1979   Heath Ledger (Actor)

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