Historical Events for 4th April 2021

1859 – Opera “Dinorah” is produced in Paris
1865 – General Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army arrives at Amelia Courthouse, Amelia County, Virginia
1944 – Allied Bucharest bombings targeting railroads kills 5,000
1958 – Eugene Ionesco’s “Tueur sans Gages” premieres in Darmstadt
1970 – Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Don Johnson
1974 – Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth’s home-run record by hitting his 714th in Cincinnati, facing Jack Billingham
1985 – Tulane University cancels its basketball season amidst scandal
1986 – Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 213th point of season
1994 – Largest Opening Day crowd at Yankee Stadium, 56,706
1997 – DMSP Titan 2 launched

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