Apr 11, 2020
April 11. In 1783, the US Congress proclaimed a formal end to hostilites with Great Britain. In 1803, a twin-screw propeller steamboat was patented by John Stevens. In 1814, Napoleon was banished to Elba. In 1901, construction on the Empire State Buildng was completed. In 1921, Iowa became the first state to impose a cigarette tax. In 1936, the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shopt Quartet Singing in America was founded. In 1940, Andrew Ponzi set a world record in billiards by running 127 ball straight. In 1945, American soldiers liberated Buchenwald. In 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first Black player in major league history. In 1948, the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls was announced. In 1961, Bob Dylan made his professional singing debut, opening for John L. Hooker at Gerde's Folk City. On the same day, the Adolf Eichmann trial began in Jerusalem. In 1968, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. In 1974, President Nixon was subpoenaed to produce tapes for the impeachment inquiry. In 1976, the Apple 1 was created. In 1985, Hawaiian scientists measured the distance between the earth and moon within one inch [238,855 miles]. In 1986, Kellogg's stopped giving tours of its plant due to spying from other cereal companies. In 1994, Kurt Cobain's death was ruled a suicide. Happy Birthday, Lizzie Bliss, Jane Bolin, Dorothy Lewis Bernstein, Ellen Goodman, Lyudmila Kondratyeva. It's International Louie Louie Day. Mission: Oh, baby . . . Okay, let's give it to 'em right now. THEY GOTTA GO.