THIS DAY IN HISTORY ~ APRIL 4

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Taking a look back on a few events that has taken place on April 4th in previous years.

1964 – The Beatles’ hit single, “Can’t Buy Me Love” goes to number one & stays at number one for five weeks. This song was composed by Paul McCartney. It was recorded on January 29th and released on March 16th.

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1975 – The Microsoft Corporation is founded as a partnership between childhood friends Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Allen came up with the original name of “Micro-Soft,” as recounted in a 1995 Fortune magazine article.

Microsoft

1981 – San Antonio native, Henry Cisneros, is elected the first Mexican-American mayor of a major American city, in his beloved Texas home city. Cisneros held this office for 8 years, from May 1, 1981 – June 1, 1989. Cisneros later served as the 10th Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the administration of President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997.

HCisneros

1994 – Netscape Communications was founded, under the original name of Mosaic Communications. Netscape was best known for its Netscape Navigator web browser. The Netscape Navigator web browser was once a dominate force with its of usage share of about 75%, but then its usage dropped off in favor of Internet Explore by the end of the 90’s.NetscapeNavigator

2007 – Fifteen British Royal Navy personnel which had been held for 13 days in Iran are released by the Iranian President. No casualties were reported during this incident.

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2013 – American journalist and film critic Roger Ebert passed away in a Chicago hospital, ending his 11-year battle with cancer. Ebert was 70 years old. In 2005, Ebert became the first film critic to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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13 thoughts on “THIS DAY IN HISTORY ~ APRIL 4”

  1. Wow! This is so much amazing information. I absolutely loved it. Do you do this on a more regular basis. If yes, then i would like to subscribe e to your posts!

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    1. I have done several “This Day in History” posts and they always seem to get a very positive reaction. I do plan on getting them up more regularly. I am glad that you like this type of information, Sneha! 🙂

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  2. Love these history posts! It’s a good weird to think that what is a normal day now, something of importance happened years ago and I didn’t know most of these! Can’t buy me love was one of my dads favourites by the Beatles 🙂

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