10 Moments From April's History That You May Or May Not Know

10 Moments From April's History That You May Or May Not Know

You either know some, none, or all.


April is a time of pranks and religious holidays. Some would also remember it as the month when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and Maya Angelou, the famous African-American poet and civil rights activist was born. But besides that, I bet you didn’t know what else happened in this month.

1. Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated, (April 4th, 1968):

Officially fifty years had passed, and we’re now at a time when the world could really use his leadership and guidance. Dr. King helped pave the way for African-Americans everywhere. No one is likely to forget his famous speech. And no teacher or parent or adult figure would let anyone.

2. Maya Angelou was born (April 4th, 1928):

Our historical first president.

4. Abraham Lincoln was assassinated (April 14th, 1865), and died (April 15th, 1865):

All he wanted to do was see a play....

5. America enters World War I (April 6th, 1917):

We had to fight back.

6. Robert E. Lee surrenders (April 9th, 1865):

And the Union won.

7. F. Scott Fitzgerald published “The Great Gatsby” (April 10th, 1925):

A staple for American high school English classes.

8. Paul Revere took his famous ride (April 18, 1775):

The British had come.

9. The Battle of Lexington and Concord followed (April 19th, 1775):

The shot heard round the world.

10. Library of Congress was established (April 24th, 1800):

The world’s largest library.

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