TIDBITS OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED ON APRIL 4!!

By William for www.mcpherson-county-ks.com

Everyday of the year has some kind of tidbit information or happenings that over time defines that date.

These are some tidbits that define the long history of APRIL 4.

FAMOUS QUOTE from APRIL 4TH:

“I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me.”

{A quote made by President Abraham Lincoln in 1864}

HISTORIC HAPPENINGS on APRIL 4:

In 1655 the miraculous statue ‘Infant Jesus of Prague’ was coronated by command of Cardinal Harrach.

In 1818 the United State Congress adopted the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state within the union.

In 1850 the municipality of Los Angeles incorporated, five months before California joined the union.

In 1949 the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was created with 12 countries being part of the original formation.

In 1969 the first temporary artificial heart was implanted by Dr. Denton Cooley.

THE DAY OF APRIL 4TH in BUSINESS:

In 1975 the Microsoft Corporation was started in Albuquerque, New Mexico by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

THE DAY OF APRIL 4TH in ENTERTAINMENT:

In 1975 the musician Steve Miller was arrested for setting fire to the clothing of his girlfriend at the time, Benita Diorio.

THE DAY OF APRIL 4TH in GEOGRAPHY:

In 1581 Francis Drake was knighted after completing a circumnavigation of the world.

THE DAY OF APRIL 4TH in SPORTS:

In 1988 the University of Kansas behind the play of Danny Manning pulled off an incredible feat and wins the NCAA Championship.

HOLIDAY CELEBRATED on APRIL 4TH:

In Angola they celebrate PEACE DAY which celebrates and promotes peace and nonviolence.

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