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  • U.S.
    Saturday Apr 4, 1818

    Flag of the United States

    20 Stars

    U.S.
    Saturday Apr 4, 1818

    On April 4, 1818, a plan was passed by Congress at the suggestion of U.S. Naval Captain Samuel C. Reid in which the flag was changed to have 20 stars, with a new star to be added when each new state was admitted, but the number of stripes would be reduced to 13 so as to honor the original colonies.




  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Monday Apr 4, 1949

    NATO Establishment

    The Signature of The North Atlantic Treaty

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Monday Apr 4, 1949

    Talks for a new military alliance which could also include North America resulted in the signature of the North Atlantic Treaty on 4 April 1949 by the member states of the Western Union plus the United States, Canada, Portugal, Italy, Norway, Denmark and Iceland.




  • New York, U.S.
    Saturday Apr 4, 1959

    Lucky Luciano

    Gambino became the most powerful

    New York, U.S.
    Saturday Apr 4, 1959

    On April 4, 1959, Genovese was convicted in New York of conspiracy to violate federal narcotics laws. Sent to prison for 15 years, Genovese tried to run his crime family from prison until his death in 1969. Meanwhile, Gambino now became the most powerful man in the Cosa Nostra.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 4, 1961

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    The Bay of Pigs plan (Operation Zapata)

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 4, 1961

    On 4 April 1961, President Kennedy then approved the Bay of Pigs plan (also known as Operation Zapata), because it had a sufficiently long airfield, it was farther away from large groups of civilians than the Trinidad plan, and it was less "noisy" militarily, which would make denial of direct US involvement more plausible. The invasion landing area was changed to beaches bordering the Bahía de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs) in Las Villas Province.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 4, 1961

    John F. Kennedy

    Final Invasion Plan

    U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 4, 1961

    The Eisenhower administration had created a plan to overthrow Fidel Castro's regime in Cuba. Led by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), with help from the U.S. military, the plan was for an invasion of Cuba by a counter-revolutionary insurgency composed of U.S.-trained, anti-Castro Cuban exiles led by CIA paramilitary officers. The intention was to invade Cuba and instigate an uprising among the Cuban people, hoping to remove Castro from power. Kennedy approved the final invasion plan on April 4, 1961.




  • New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 4, 1967

    Martin Luther King

    Opposition to the Vietnam War

    New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 4, 1967

    During an April 4, 1967, appearance at the New York City Riverside Church—exactly one year before his death—King delivered a speech titled "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence." He spoke strongly against the U.S.'s role in the war, arguing that the U.S. was in Vietnam "to occupy it as an American colony" and calling the U.S. government "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today".




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Apr 4, 1968

    Martin Luther King

    Assassination

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Apr 4, 1968

    The plan to set up a shantytown in Washington, D.C., was carried out soon after the April 4 assassination. Criticism of King's plan was subdued in the wake of his death, and the SCLC received an unprecedented wave of donations for the purpose of carrying it out. The campaign officially began in Memphis, on May 2, at the hotel where King was murdered.


  • 920 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 4, 1971

    Igor Stravinsky

    The Edema Returned

    920 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 4, 1971

    After a period of well being, the edema returned on 4 April and Vera insisted that medical equipment should be installed in the apartment.


  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
    Friday Apr 4, 1975

    Microsoft

    Establishment

    Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
    Friday Apr 4, 1975

    Gates and Allen officially established Microsoft on April 4, 1975, with Gates as the CEO. The original name of "Micro-Soft" (short for microcomputer software) was suggested by Allen.


  • New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 4, 2000

    Vodafone

    Completed Merges

    New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 4, 2000

    The merger of Vodafone's US wireless assets with Bell Atlantic Corp to form Verizon was completed on 4 April 2000, just a few months prior to Bell Atlantic's merger with GTE to form Verizon Communications, Inc.


  • U.S.
    Monday Apr 4, 2011

    Barack Obama

    Reelection campaign for 2012

    U.S.
    Monday Apr 4, 2011

    On April 4, 2011, Obama announced his reelection campaign for 2012 in a video titled "It Begins with Us" that he posted on his website and filed election papers with the Federal Election Commission.


  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Monday Apr 4, 2011

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock and Cena Agreed to a Match at WrestleMania XXVIII

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Monday Apr 4, 2011

    The following night on Raw, The Rock and Cena agreed to a match at WrestleMania XXVIII the next year. They then worked together to fend off an attack by The Corre, which at the time consisted of Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, and Ezekiel Jackson.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 4, 2013

    Korean War

    The Potential use of a nuclear weapon

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 4, 2013

    Speaking on 4 April 2013, the US Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, informed the press that Pyongyang "formally informed" the Pentagon that it "ratified" the potential use of a nuclear weapon against South Korea, Japan and the United States of America, including Guam and Hawaii.


  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 4, 2019

    Jeff Bezos

    Divorce

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 4, 2019

    On April 4, 2019, the divorce was finalized (Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Tuttle).


  • Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 4, 2019

    Facebook, Inc.

    Half a Billion Records of Facebook Users Were Found Exposed on Amazon Cloud Servers

    Menlo Park, California, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 4, 2019

    On 4 April 2019, half a billion records of Facebook users were found exposed on Amazon cloud servers, containing information about users’ friends, likes, groups, and checked-in locations, as well as “names, passwords and email addresses.


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