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April 13 1598 The Edict of Nantes gave religious tolerance to the Huguenots in France. 1742 Handel’s Messiah was first publicly performed in Dublin, Ireland. 1964 Sidney Poitier became the first...

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April 11 1814 Napoleon was exiled to the island of Elba. 1899 The treaty ending the Spanish-American War took effect. 1921 Iowa imposed the first state cigarette tax. 1945 Allies liberated...

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April 10 1790 The U.S. patent system was formed. 1849 The safety pin was patented by Walter Hunt, in New York. 1866 The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was...

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April 7 1862 Gen. Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Confederates at the battle of Shiloh. 1913 5,000 suffragists march to the Capitol in Washington, D.C., seeking the vote for women. 1927 U.S....

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April 6 1830 Joseph Smith and five others organized the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fayette, New York. 1862 The Battle of Shiloh in the American Civil War began. 1896 First...

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April 5 1614 Pocahontas married John Rolfe. 1792 George Washington cast the first presidential veto. 1887 Anne Sullivan makes the breakthrough to Helen Keller by spelling "water" in the manual...

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This day in History April 3 1860 First Pony Express service began. 1882 Outlaw Jesse James was shot in the back by Bob Ford, one of his own gang members, reportedly for a $10,000...

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March 31 1492 Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain expelled Jews who would not accept Christianity. 1889 The Eiffel Tower in Paris officially opened. 1917 The United States took possession of...