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  1. #1 4-20-12: Today in History 
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    Lead Story
    Castro announces Mariel Boatlift, 1980

    American Revolution
    New York adopts state constitution, 1777

    Automotive
    Danica Patrick becomes first woman to win Indy race, 2008

    Civil War
    Lee resigns from U.S. Army, 1861

    Cold War
    Korean Air Lines jet forced down over Soviet Union, 1978

    Crime
    A massacre at Columbine High School, 1999

    Disaster
    San Francisco firefighters halt massive blaze, 1906
    General Interest

    Siege of Londonderry begins, 1689

    Ku Klux Act passed by Congress, 1871

    Curies isolate radium, 1902

    Columbine High School massacre, 1999

    Hollywood
    New sound process for films announced, 1926

    Literary
    First detective story is published, 1841

    Music
    "Mambo King" Tito Puente is born, 1923

    Old West
    Militia slaughters strikers at Ludlow, Colorado, 1914

    Presidential
    McKinley asks for declaration of war with Spain, 1898

    Sports
    Jordan scores 63 points in playoff game, 1986

    Vietnam War
    Nixon announces more troop withdrawals, 1970

    "Fragging" on the rise in U.S. units, 1971

    World War I
    Nivelle Offensive ends in failure, 1917

    World War II
    Operation Corncob is launched while Hitler celebrates his birthday, 1945
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