On this Day in American History…

April 10, 1913: President Woodrow Wilson throws the first ball at a Senators-Yankees game, which results in a 2-1 Senators victory.

April 11, 1968: President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1968 Civil Rights Act, the second such legislation during his tenure.

April 22, 1963: During the peaceful protests in Birmingham, Alabama, city police strike at demonstators with prods and dogs.

April 23, 1992: The Great Chicago Flood strikes the Midwestern city, flooding underground tunnels and subway stations.

April 24, 1860: The first Pony Express transport arrives in San Francisco from St. Louis, Missouri

April 25, 1955: Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s, opens his first restaurant in Des Plains, Iowa


A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, April 10th print edition.

Facts courtesy of onthisday.com and history.com


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