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This Day in History: April 15, 1912 – British ocean liner Titanic…

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April 15, 1912 – British ocean liner Titanic strikes an iceberg and sinks in two and a half hours. Titanic : one newspaper, seven days, and the truth that shocked the world Connect through the catalog.   an OhioeBook Project

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This Day in History: April 14, 1935 – Known as “Black Sunday,” …

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April 14, 1935 – Known as “Black Sunday,” one of the most devastating storms of the 1930’s Dust Bowl era swept across the region. The Dust Bowl : an illustrated history Online link in catalog    Ohio eBook Project

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This Day in History: April 13, 1970 – Oxygen tank no. 2 blows up…

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April 13, 1970 – Oxygen tank no. 2 blows up on Apollo 13, the third manned lunar landing mission. Apollo 13 : “Houston, we’ve got a problem.” NAS 1.19:76   Online link in catalog

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This Day in History: April 12, 1861 – Confederate shore batteries…

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April 12, 1861 – Confederate shore batteries under General P.G. T. Beauregard opened fire on Union held Fort Sumter in South Carolina’s Charleston Bay. The genesis of the Civil War: the story of Sumter, 1860-1861 E471.1 .C88  Located in State Library Stacks

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This Day in History: April 11, 1945 – The American Third Army…

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April 11, 1945 – The American Third Army liberates the Buchenwald concentration camp, near Weimar, Germany. The liberation of the Nazi concentration camps 1945 : eyewitness accounts of the liberators Y 3.H74.2:2: 61  Federal Documents Compact Shelving

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This Day in History: April 10, 1933 – The Civilian Conservation Corps…

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April 10, 1933 – The Civilian Conservation Corps, a tool for employing young men and improving the government’s vast holdings of western land is created. CCC in Ohio Y 3.W89/2.2:2 Oh 5  Located in Federal Documents Compact Shelving

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This Day in History: April 9, 1942 – Major General Edward King…

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April 9, 1942 – Major General Edward King surrenders at Bataan, Philippines and 78,000 troops are taken captive by the Japanese. Tears in the darkness : the story of the Bataan Death March and its aftermath Online link in catalog    Ohio eBook Project

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This Day in History: April 8, 1935 – Congress votes…

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April 8, 1935 – Congress votes to approve the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a central part of President Roosevelt’s “New Deal.” WPA artwork in non-federal repositories GS 6.6/2:Ar 7x  Located in Federal Documents Compact Shelving

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This Day in History: April 7, 1953 – Dag Hamarskjold…

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April 7, 1953 – Dag Hamarskjold is elected secretary-general of the United Nations. Hammarskjold D839.7.H3 U7   Located in the State Library’s stacks

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This Day in History: April 6, 1862 – Civil War Battle…

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April 6, 1862 – Civil War Battle of Shiloh begins. Ohio at Shiloh; a report of the commission OY S 54.1:903   Located in Ohio Documents

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