Sunday, April 9, 2023

This week in history #15

Last week's photos:
1860 Pony Express
1949 NATO
1896 Olympics
1865 Civil War

Last year we looked at obscure holidays. This year, let’s look at major world events that occurred each week.  Make your best guess in the comments as to the years of each event.  No googling!

Week #15

April 12, ____ - Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. Twenty-three days later, Alan Shepard became the first American in space. 

April 14, ____ – Noah Webster published the first dictionary of American-style English, which he called the American Dictionary of the English Language.

April 14, ____ - President Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theater in Washington while watching a performance of Our American Cousin. He died the following morning.

April 15, ____ - The luxury liner Titanic, with 2,224 persons on board, sank off Newfoundland at 2:27 a.m. after striking an iceberg.

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