APRIL 4: The Daily Flashback

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1964: The Beatles made music history by holding the top five places in the singles charts with “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Twist and Shout,” “She Loves You,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “Please Please Me.”
1968: Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the age of 39.
1969: CBS-TV cancelled the highly rated but controversial “Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.”
1971: Philadelphia’s Veterans Stadium was dedicated.
1973: The original World Trade Center twin towers opened, at the time the tallest building in the world.
1974: Hank Aaron tied Babe Ruth’s major league baseball home-run record with 714.
1986: Wayne Gretzky set an NHL record with his 213th point of the season.
2008: After years of quiet courtship, Jay-Z and Beyoncé were married in a secret ceremony.

BIRTHDAYS
1913: Muddy Waters
1922: Elmer Bernstein
1924: Gil Hodges
1928: Maya Angelou
1932: Anthony Perkins
1939: Hugh Masekela
1941: Major Lance
1948: Berry Oakley
1952: Gary Moore
1972: Jill Scott
1979: Heath Ledger

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