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Posted in April, Presidents on April 15, 2011 by Kent

April 15, 1865: President Abraham Lincoln dies, several hours after being shot at Ford’s Theatre by John Wilkes Booth. Andrew Johnson becomes the nation’s 17th president.Death of President Lincoln: At Washington, D.C. April 15th 1865. The Nation's Martyr

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Posted in April, Presidents on April 2, 2011 by Kent

April 2, 1917: President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany, saying, “The world must be made safe for democracy.”wilson-before-congress

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Posted in April, Sports on April 30, 2009 by Kent

April 30, 1932: Meeting for the first time, Baltimore’s Mount Washington smothered the Washington Lacrosse Club, 21 to 0, in Baltimore.lacrosse

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Posted in April on April 29, 2009 by Kent

April 29, 1906: The Post reported that the new addition to the furniture establishment of W.B. Moses & Sons at Eleventh and F streets northwest marked an important improvement in this part of the business section. It was practically a new building, and estimated to cost $100,000.w b moses-sons

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Posted in April, Street Cars, Wrecks, Collisions, & Accidents on April 28, 2009 by Kent

April 28, 1908: Three persons were slightly injured about 8:20 o’clock in the evening when car 42 of the Capital Traction Company hit an automobile and knocked it over an embankment at Fourteenth and Varnum streets. The automobile was driven by Miss Dona McCracken, of 1341 Fourteenth street northwest, who was accompanied by Mrs. F.S. Pollard, of 1331 Fourteenth street northwest, and Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, of 941 New York avenue northwest.auto-accident

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Posted in April, Sports on April 27, 2009 by Kent

April 27, 1952: Mike Avon and Paul Jarman of Washington, D.C., set a new world’s men’s doubles record today in the 22d annual national duck pin bowling tournament in New Haven, Connecticut. They rolled 929. The former mark was 918, set by Ray Haines and Art Felter of Baltimore in the national tournament at Richmond, Va., four years prior.duckpin-bowling

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Posted in April on April 26, 2009 by Kent

April 26, 1936: Commissioner George E. Allen, the District works administrator, announced that the per capita cost of WPA projects in the District during the nine months ending with March was approximately $375 per man.george-e-allen