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Republic of Guinea: Declaration of Second Republic
(Commemoration of the formation of a multiparty republic beginning April 3,1984)
Republic of Guinea U.S. Department of State SOSGuinea.com
1245 Philip III, King of France French Political and Social Leaders
1367 Henry IV, King of England English Political and Social Leaders King Henry IV
1715 John Hanson (Maryland-born Statesman: First President of the U.S. Congress under the Articles of Confederation) John Hanson Articles of Confederation U.S. Congress
1817 Mathilde Anneke (German-American Women's Rights Advocate in Wisconsin) German Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Women Rights Wisconsin Historical Society
1818 John Gill Shorter (Governor of Georgia: 1861-63) Georgia Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia
1823 William Marcy "Boss" Tweed (New York City-born Politician) Boss Tweed Politics
1866 James Barry Munnik Hertzog (Prime Minister of South Africa) South African Political and Social Leaders South African History
1881 Alcide De Gasperi (Italian Prime Minister: 1945-53) Italian Political and Social Leaders
1930 Helmut Kohl (Chancellor of Germany) Germany
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1936 Bruno Hauptmann (German Kidnapper Executed for the Murder of the Lindbergh Baby) Notorious Germans The Lindbergh Kidnapping Crime Capital Punishment Notorious Americans History Channel
1946 General Masaharu Homma (Executed as the Japanese Commander of the Bataan Death March) Japanese Military Leaders World War II War Crimes Capital Punishment New York Times
1950 Carter Woodson (Virginia-born African-American Historian: Founder of Black History Month) Carter Woodson African-American History
1991 Graham Greene (English Author) Graham Greene
1996 Ron Brown (Washington, D.C.-born African-American U.S. Secretary of Commerce: Plane Crash in Croatia) Washington, D.C. Political and Social Leaders Croatia Bill Clinton Air Disasters African American Political and Social Leaders History Channel
Carl Stokes (African-American Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio) Ohio Politics African American Political and Social Leaders
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1507 21-year-old Martin Luther Ordained as a Roman Catholic Priest Martin Luther Catholicism Concordia Theological Seminary
1702 Dutch Merchant Ship, Merenstejin, Sinks Off the Coast of South Africa: 101 Die The Netherlands South Africa Naval History Deaths South African History
1721 Robert Walpole Becomes the First Prime Minister of Britain Robert Walpole Historic UK
1776 George Washington Is Awarded Honorary Degree by Harvard University George Washington Education Harvard University
1783 In Paris, Benjamin Franklin Signs a Treaty of Amity & Commerce with Sweden Sweden Paris Benjamin Franklin Historic U.S. Documents Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
1825 The Marquis de Lafayette Visits Montgomery, Alabama Marquis de Lafayette Montgomery, Alabama American Revolution Alabama Archives
1862 Union Troops Occupy Apalachicola, Florida, Capturing Two Schooners, Two Pilot Boats and a Sloop Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
U.S.S. Isaac Smith Captures British Blockade Runner British Empire Near St. Augustine, Florida St. Augustine, Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1863 Confederate Forces Repel Federal at Attack Bay Port, Florida Bay Port, Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1865 Union Troops Capture Richmond Virginia Capture of Richmond History Channel
President Lincoln Meets with General Grant for 1.5 Hours in Petersburg, Virginia Petersburg, Virginia President Abraham Lincoln Ulysses S. Grant Capture of Petersburg Lincoln Papers
1898 President McKinley Calls for 3000 Georgia Soldiers to Fight the Spanish-American War Georgia Military Leaders President McKinley Spanish-American War University of Georgia
1930 Ras Tafari Becomes Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia Haile Selassie League of Nations Archive
1942 Japanese Launch Major Offensive Against the Philippines' Bataan Peninsula Japan The Philippines Fall of Bataan History Channel
1946 Japanese Commander of the Bataan Death March Is Executed Japanese Military Leaders Bataan World War II War Crimes Capital Punishment
1948 President Truman Signs the Marshall Plan Harry Truman Marshall Plan World War II History Channel New York Times
1968 North Vietnam Agrees to Meet U.S. Representatives to Set Up Preliminary Peace Talks. Vietnam War New York Times
1974 IRS Questions Richard Nixon's Past Tax Returns IRS Richard Nixon Taxes History Channel
1977 Anwar Sadat & Jimmy Carter Meet for the First Time Anwar Sadat Jimmy Carter PBS
1982 UN Demands Argentina's Withdraw from Falkland Islands Argentina Great Britain UN
1983 April 4, 1983 Is Declared Swedish-American Friendship Day to Commemorate Treaty Signed April 3, 1783 Sweden President Ronald Reagan Historic U.S. Documents Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
1984 Guinea's Military, Led by Lansana Conte, Takes Control of the Country and Suspends 1982 Constitution Guinea Government University of Maryland
1996 Commerce Secretary Ron Brown Dies in Croatia Plane Crash Washington, D.C. Political and Social Leaders Croatia Bill Clinton Air Disasters African American Political and Social Leaders History Channel African Amrican Registry
Unabomber Suspect Theodore Kaczynski Is Arrested Theodore Kaczynski Notorious Americans Terrorism History Channel BBC

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