On This Date, April 11th

On this date in 1814, Napoleon was exiled to Elba.

Also on this date, in 1899, the treaty ending the Spanish-American War took effect.

And on this day, in 1921, Iowa imposed the first state cigarette tax.

Also on this day, in 1931, Dorothy Parker resigned as drama critic for “The New Yorker”.

And also on this day, in 1951, President Truman fired General Douglas MacArthur.

And today, in 1968, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, also known as the Fair Housing Act, into law.

Also today, in 1970, Apollo 13 launched.

And also today, in 2004, Phil Mickelson won his first major at the Masters.

And it was today, in 2007, when Kurt Vonnegut died in NYC at 84.

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