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Notable Historical Events for April 1st

1980Wayne Gretzky breaks Bobby Orr's record with 103rd assist

1924Hitler sentenced to 5 years labor but Gen Ludendorff acquitted

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

1939US recognizes Franco government in Spain at end of Spanish civil war. Pope Pius XII congratulates Generalissimo Franco's victory in Spain

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

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

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

2011Alan Rickman's last performance in "Seminar" on Broadway

199019th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King

1938Joe Louis KOs Harry Thomas in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

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Notable Birthdays on April 1st

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

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

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Notable Deaths on April 1st

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

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

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