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This Day in History – April 3, 2011

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33 Jesus Christ crucified (according to astronomer Humphreys and Waddington). 1776 Washington receives honorary Ll.D. degree from Harvard College 1790 Revenue Marine Service (US Coast Guard), created 1848 Thomas Douglas becomes 1st San Francisco public teacher 1860 Pony Express began between St Joseph MO & Sacramento CA 1865 Union forces occupy Confederate capital of Richmond VA & Petersburg VA 1868 An Hawaiian surfs on highest wave ever, he rides a 50′ tidal wave 1882 Wood block alarm invented, when alarm rang, it dropped 20 wood blocks 1917 Lenin leaves Switzerland for Petrograd 1925 Great Britain goes back to gold standard 1933 1st airplane flight over Mount Everest 1967 113 East Europeans attending World Amateur hockey championships in Vienna, ask for political asylum 1968 North Vietnam agrees to meet US representatives to set up preliminary peace talks 1974 148 tornadoes are reported over an area covering a dozen states in the east, south & midwest killed approximately 315 1975 Bobby Fischer stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend 1986 US national debt hits $2,000,000,000,000 1991 “Penn & Teller – Refrigerator Tour” opens at Eugene O’Neill NYC 1995 Howard Stern gets in trouble for disparaging remarks about Selena 2005 Alex Sanchez becomes the first major league baseball player to be publicly identified under baseball’s new steroid policy. The Tampa Bay outfielder will be suspended for ten days for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.]]]]> ]]>

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