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In 1909 The American explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson and four Inuit were the first men to reach the North Pole.
The Civil War Battle of Shiloh began in Tennessee in 1862 when Confederate forces launched a surprise attack on Union forces, which the Confederate repulsed the next day.
In 1886 the Canadian city of Vancouver, British Columbia, was incorporated.
In 1896, the first modern Olympic Games were officially opened in Athens, Greece.
The United States entered World War I in 1917 when the House, along with the Senate, approved a declaration of war against Germany, which was then signed by President Woodrow Wilson.
In 1954, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis. Replied to the broadside of CBS journalist Edward R. Murrow against him on “See It Now,” in comments filmed for the program Murrow’s Past “hired “had in propaganda for communist purposes. “
In 1974 the Swedish pop group ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton, England, with a performance of the song “Waterloo”.
In 1985, William J. Schroeder became the first artificial heart recipient to be discharged from hospital when he moved to an apartment in Louisville, Kentucky.
In 2008, during a private fundraiser in San Francisco, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama spoke of voters in the Rust Belt communities in Pennsylvania who “hold on to guns or religion” because of their bitterness over their economic fate. Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton took up the comment and called it “elitist”.
In 2017, Don Rickles, the loud-mouthed, bald-headed “Mr. Warmth, ”whose verbal assaults made him popular with audiences and colleagues and made him the recognized grandmaster of slut comedy, died at his home in Beverly Hills at the age of 90.
In 2019, former Democratic Senator from South Carolina, Ernest “Fritz” Hollings, who also led the state through desegregation as governor, died at the age of 97. He was the eighth longest senator in US history.
Ten years ago: Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi appealed directly to President Barack Obama in a letter to end what Gaddafi called an “unjust war”. He also wished Obama the best of luck in his bid for re-election. Portugal became the third debt-ridden European country to need a bailout when the prime minister announced that his country would seek international aid.
Five years ago: A federal judge in Charleston, West Virginia convicted former coal manager Don Blankenship for his role in the 2010 Upper Big Branch Mine explosion that killed 29 men in America’s deadliest mining disaster in four decades one year in prison. Blankenship claimed he did not commit a crime. Country giant Merle Haggard died on his 79th birthday in Palo Cedro, California.
A year ago: Hours after Democratic Governor Tony Evers passed an executive order that postponed the next day’s election for two months, the Wisconsin Supreme Court sided with Republicans in the state who said Evers was not authorized to postpone the race. Following that decision, Wisconsin was the only state to hold an election in April as part of the coronavirus outbreak. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was transferred to the intensive care unit of a London hospital where he was being treated for COVID-19 after his condition worsened. A federal judge refused to prevent Los Angeles officials from closing arms deals as non-essential deals during the pandemic. Amid hopes that the pandemic could slow, stocks rose globally, capped by a 7% jump for the US market. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a complete lockdown of the upcoming Passover to help control the country’s coronavirus outbreak.
Birthdays today: Nobel Prize winner James D. Watson is 93 years old. Actor Billy Dee Williams is 84 years old. Actor Roy Thinnes is 83 years old. The film director Barry Levinson is 79 years old. Actor John Ratzenberger is 74 years old. Actor Patrika Darbo is 73 years old. Baseball Hall of The famous Bert Blyleven is 70 years old. The actor Marilu Henner is 69 years old. Olympic bronze figure skater Janet Lynn is 68 years old. The actor Michael Rooker is 66 years old. Former US Representative Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., Is 65 years old. Rock musician Warren Haynes is 61 years old. Rock singer musician Black Francis is 56 years old. The actor Ari Meyers is 52 years old. The actor Paul Rudd is 52 years old. Actor-producer Jason Hervey is 49 years old. The actor Zach Braff is 46 years old. The actor Joel Garland is 46 years old. Actor Candace Cameron Bure (buhr-RAY ‘) is 45. Actor Teddy Sears is 44. Jazz and R&B musician Robert Glasper is 43. Actor Eliza Coupe is 40. Folk singer-musician Kenneth Pattengale (Milk Carton Kids ) is 39. Actor Bret Harrison is 39. Actor Charlie McDermott is 31.