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Civil War Begins April 12, 1861 The American Civil War begins when the Confederacy fires upon Fort Sumter, South Carolina. Confederate batteries fired on the fort for 34 straight hours. The fort fell to Confederate forces the following day.

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This Weekend In History…

April 9, 1970 The end of the Beatles is announced by Paul McCartney. April 10, 1815 Mount Tambora on the island of Sumbawa in Indonesia erupts. It is the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history. The explosion was heard more than 1,200 miles (2,000 km) away. It released sulfur dioxide (SO2) into the stratosphere, causing global…

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Hank Aaron’s 715th Home Run April 8, 1974 The baseball legend Hank Aaron hits his 715th home run, breaking Babe Ruth‘s record.

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On This Day…

Iranian Hostage Crisis April 7, 1980 The U.S. breaks off diplomatic relations and imposes an embargo on exports to Iran in retaliation for the 63 Americans hostages taken from the U.S. Embassy in Tehran the previous November. The embassy had been taken over by Iranian students who believed the U.S. was attempting to undermine the Iranian Revolution.…

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