April 5th to April 18th
“While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.” Ronald Reagan
April 5th – In 1968, Washington DC was occupied by U. S. troops in an attempt to protect public officials, citizens and property. Machine gun emplacements were set up at the Capitol, White House as well as other public buildings to protect them from black rioters who were looting and burning the Nation’s Capital. All routes into the city were closed and secured by armed troops while fire departments were called in from as far away as Pennsylvania to battle the fires started by the looting arsonists.
April 6th – Admiral Perry, in 1909, became the first man to reach the North Pole where he planted the American Flag.
April 9th – General Robert E Lee, in 1865, surrendered the Confederate Army to General U. S. Grant at Appomattox Virginia – effectively ending the War Between the States.
April 11th – in 1951, President Harry S. Truman fired General Douglas Mc Arthur, a World War II hero and the Commander of all U. S. Forces in Asia, for publicly disagreeing with him on the prosecution of the Korean War.
April 12th –Confederate forces In 1861 fired on Union held Fort Sumter in South Carolina beginning the War Between the States.
April 13th – President Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, was born in 1743.
April 14th – Lincoln assassinated in 1865.
April 18th – Paul Revere undertakes his famous ride in 1775 to warn the Massachusetts’ town folk that “The British Are Coming”
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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.
It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”
–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788