1865 -- President Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater 


1861 -- First shots fired on Fort Sumter starting the Civil War

1945 -- President Franklin D. Roosevelt passes away

1945 -- The U.S. Military Army liberates Buchenwald Concentration Camp in 

1961 -- Bob Dylan plays his first major gig in New York City at only 19 years old.

1866 -- The American Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is established
                  by Henry Bergh, a diplomat appointed by President Lincoln

1953 -- "The House of Wax" is created by Hollywood as THE FIRST color 3-D movie

1970 -- Paul McCartney announces the break-up of The Beatles

1865 -- Confederate General Robert E. Lee Surrenders at Appomattox in the McLean Parlor, 
                   officially ending the Civil War.

1940 -- Germany invades Norway and Denmark in their quest for European domination
1942 -- The U.S. surrenders at the Bataan Peninsula (Bataan Death March)
1959 -- The first Astronauts are introduced for Project Mercury, Americas' first manned space

1974 -- Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth's home run record with 715th Home Run
1994 -- Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Nirvana, is found dead