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Adv07 For release Monday, April 7

1798, the Mississippi Territory was created by an act of Congress, with Natchez as the capital.

1862, Union forces led by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee.

1939, Italy invaded Albania, which was annexed less than a week later.

1949, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "South Pacific" opened on Broadway.

1964, IBM introduced its System/360, the company's first line of compatible mainframe computers that gave customers the option of upgrading from lower-cost models to more powerful ones.

1966, the U.S. Navy recovered a hydrogen bomb that the U.S. Air Force had lost in the Mediterranean Sea off Spain following a B-52 crash.

1984, the Census Bureau reported Los Angeles had overtaken Chicago as the nation's "second city" in terms of population.

2009: Vermont became the fourth state (after Connecticut, Massachusetts and Iowa) to legalize same-sex marriage.



TODAY IN HISTORY

1862: Union forces led by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee.

1939: Italy invaded Albania, which was annexed less than a week later.

1949: The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific opened on Broadway.

1966: The U.S. Navy recovered a hydrogen bomb that the U.S. Air Force had lost in the Mediterranean Sea off Spain following a B-52 crash.

1984: The Census Bureau reported Los Angeles had overtaken Chicago as the nation's "second city" in terms of population.

2009: Vermont became the fourth state (after Connecticut, Massachusetts and Iowa) to legalize same-sex marriage.

Adv07 For release Monday, April 7 04/06/14 [Last modified: Sunday, April 6, 2014 4:04pm]
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