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Notable Historical Events for April 1st

1693Cotton Mather's four-day-old son dies, and witchcraft is blamed

1981CNN airs a videotape that shows that Tamara Rand predicted that Reagan is in danger from someone named Jack Humley (a hoax)

1857Herman Melville publishes The Confidence-Man.

1936Charles "Lucky" Luciano" is arrested in Arkansas on a criminal warrant from New York

1836Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle reaches Cocos Islands

1990Wrestlemania VI, 67,678 in Toronto, Ultimate Warrior beats Hulk Hogan

1983NY Isle Mike Bossy becomes 1st to score 60 goals in 3 cons seasons

1924Hitler sentenced to 5 years labor but Gen Ludendorff acquitted

1724Jonathan Swift publishes Drapier's letters

1934Clyde Barrow kills two young highway patrolmen, H. D. Murphy and Edward Bryant Wheeler, at the intersection of Route 114 and Dove Road near Grapevine, Texas. Bonnie Parker's role in the murders was greatly exaggerated, but helped turn public perception against the gang for good

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Notable Birthdays on April 1st

1815Otto Von Bismarck, Germany, chancellor (1866-90)

1920Toshiro Mifune, Tsing-tao China, writer/actor (Shogun)

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Notable Deaths on April 1st

1917Scott Joplin, ragtime composer (The Entertainer), dies at 48

1950Charles R. Drew, surgeon/developer of blood bank concept, dies at 45

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