What Happened on April 4th

Historical Events

  • 1581 Francis Drake knighted by Queen Elizabeth I aboard Golden Hind at Deptford
  • 1655 Battle at Postage Farina, Tunis: English fleet beats Barbary pirates
  • 1949 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty signed in Washington DC
  • 1968 US civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1975 Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
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Did You Know?

Congress decides on the US flag: 13 red & white stripes & 20 stars

On April 4, 1818

Famous Weddings

  • 1625 Viceroy Frederik Henry marries Amalia countess von Solms-Braunfels
  • 1750 Statesman George Mason (24) weds Ann Eilbeck (16)
  • 1992 John Tesh (Entertainment Tonight) marries actress Connie Selleca
  • 1992 Comedian Sam Kinison (38) weds Malika Souiri at the Candlelight Chapel in Las Vegas
  • 1995 Rapper Tupac Shakur marries Keisha Morris (divorced 1996)
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