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April 4th

April 4, 2010

1581 – Francis Drake knighted for completing a circumnavigation of the world.

1721 – Sir Robert Walpole enters office as the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom under King George I.

1814 – Napoleon abdicates for the first time.

1918 – World War I: Second Battle of the Somme ends.

1945 – World War II: American troops liberate Ohrdruf forced labor camp in Germany.

1968 – Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

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

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

1975 – Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

1983 – Space Shuttle Challenger makes its maiden voyage into space.

Happy Easter!

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