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This Day in History: April 4

April 4: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1581 - Francis Drake is knighted for completing a circumnavigation of the world.
  2. 1818 - The United States Congress adopts the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (then 20).
  3. 1841 - William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia becoming the first President of the United States to die in office and with the shortest term served.
  4. 1975 - Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  5. 1996 - Comet Hyakutake is imaged by the USA Asteroid Orbiter Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Joseph-Nicolas Delisle (French astronomer), Zénobe Gramme (Belgian engineer, invented the Gramme machine), William Henry Jackson (American painter and photographer), Maya Angelou (American author, poet, actress, and director), Shing-Tung Yau (Chinese-American mathematician)

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