The week that was: April 2 – 9

In case you missed it.

April 2, 1722 Silence Dogood – In 1722, James Franklin felt that little brothers should be seen, and not heard.  16-year old Benjamin, thought differently

April 3, 1946 Bataan Death March – The POW received his prison number…the same he’d worn playing fullback, for Notre Dame.  #58. That was when he knew he’d make it

April 4, 1926  America’s 1st War Dog – America’s first war dog “Sgt. Stubby” got there by accident, serving 18 months ‘over there’.

April 5, 1761 Midnight Ride – “Listen my children and you shall hear”… the story of the female Paul Revere

April 6, 1917 Safe for Democracy – In the end, the German response to anticipated US action, brought about the very action it was trying to avoid

April 7, 1933 A Brief History of Beer – So it is that, from that day to this, April 6 is celebrated as “New Beer’s Eve”.  Sláinte.

April 8, 1740 War of Jenkins’ Ear – For the future colony of Georgia, the War of Jenkins’ Ear was an existential threat

Author: Cape Cod Curmudgeon

I'm not a "Historian". I'm a husband, a father, a son and a grandfather. A history geek and sometimes curmudgeon, who still likes to learn new things. I first wrote "Today in History" seven years ago, thinking I’d learn a thing or two. I told myself I’d publish 365. And then I’d be done. The leap year changed that to 366. As I write this, I‘m closing in on a thousand. I make every effort to get my facts straight but I'm as good at being wrong, as anybody else. I offer these "Today in History" stories in hopes that you'll enjoy reading them, as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them. Thanks for your interest in the history we all share. Rick Long, the “Cape Cod Curmudgeon”

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