On today’s Saturday Matinee, pack your bags and get ready for international adventure: we’re traveling to the East with the History of China Podcast. Link to The History of China: https://podfollow.com/741606139 Go to HistoryDaily.com for more history, daily. See Privacy …
April 14, 1865. At Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C., the actor, John Wilkes Booth, assassinates U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.
April 13, 1970. An oxygen tank explodes on Apollo 13 leaving the spacecraft crippled, and the lives of the crew in peril.
April 11, 1951. Four months after it was stolen by Scottish nationalists from Westminster Abbey, the Stone of Destiny — used in the coronation of British monarchs for centuries — is found in the ruins of Scotland’s Arbroath Abbey.
April 10th, 1971. To thaw relations between the countries, the US table tennis team arrives in the People's Republic of China, marking the start of what will become known as “Ping Pong Diplomacy.”
April 7th, 1926. Three years into Benito Mussolini's fascist rule, an Irish woman named Violet Gibson attempts to assassinate the Italian dictator.
April 6, 1909. Robert Peary leads an expedition to the Arctic and declares himself the first man to reach the North Pole.
April 5, 1986. A bombing at a discotheque in West Berlin kills three and injures hundreds, leading the US to launch retaliatory airstrikes against the accused sponsor of the terrorist attack, Libya.
April 4, 1975. Bill Gates and Paul Allen formalize their partnership with the creation of Microsoft, ushering in the personal computer revolution.
April 3, 1996. Ted Kaczynski is arrested by FBI agents and accused of being the elusive Unabomber.
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March 30, 1900. Clay tablets inscribed with mysterious writing are discovered at an archaeological dig on Crete, leading to a decades-long international effort to decipher them.
March 29, 1865. Union Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant launches the Appomattox Campaign, which will ultimately force the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
March 28, 1979. The worst nuclear accident in American history begins when Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island power plant experiences a partial meltdown.
March 27, 1915. After years of evading authorities and causing outbreaks, the woman known as Typhoid Mary is arrested and placed in quarantine.
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March 24, 1942. During World War Two, the US Army begins forcibly moving Japanese Americans into internment camps.
March 23, 1806. After completing the first U.S. overland expedition to the Pacific Ocean, Lewis and Clark begin their return to Missouri.
March 22, 1895. In Paris, brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière demonstrate motion picture technology for the first time.
March 21, 1965. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leads a march against laws repressing the voting rights of African Americans in Alabama.
March 20, 1942. During World War II, US General Douglas MacArthur escapes the Japanese-occupied Philippines, and makes his famous vow to return.