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