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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982)

Henry Fonda had a career that spanned five decades on
Broadway and in Hollywood. Fonda cultivated a strong,
appealing screen image in several films now considered
to be classics.

Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor and made
his Hollywood film debut in 1935. He rose to film stardom
with performances in such films as; Jezebel (1938), Jesse
James
(1939), and Young Mr. Lincoln (1939). His career
further progressed with his portrayal of
Tom Joad in The
Grapes of Wrath
(1940), receiving a nomination for the
Academy Award for Best Actor.

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WORLD’S FAIR OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1939

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On April 30, 1939, the New York World’s Fair opened in New York
City
. The opening ceremony, which featured speeches by President Franklin D. Roosevelt ( above) and New York Governor Herbert
Lehman, ushered in the first day of television broadcasting in New
York (below).

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Photographs of an early telecast from the 1939 Worlds Fair.

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FUTURE PRESIDENT BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1822

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Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885)

Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War leader and 18th president of the United 
States, was born on April 27, 1822.

The son of a tanner, Grant showed little enthusiasm for joining his 
father’s business, so the elder Grant enrolled his son at West Point
in 1839. Though Grant later admitted in his memoirs the he had no interest in the military apart from honing his equestrian skills, he
graduated in 1843 and went on to serve in the
Mexican-American
War
, though he opposed it on moral grounds. He then left his 
beloved wife and children again to fulfill a tour of duty in
California
and
Oregon.

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BOWLING ALLEY INAUGURATED IN 1947

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President Harry S. Truman (above) officially opened the first
White House bowling alley on April 25, 1947. The two-lane
bowling alley, situated in the West Wing, had been constructed
earlier that year.
 
          

According to Smithsonian magazine, a group of Truman’s
fellow Missourians funded the construction of the bowling
alley in honor of the president. They had intended to open
the alley as part of Truman’s 63rd birthday celebration on
May 8, but construction was completed ahead of schedule.


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The Harry S. Truman Bowling Alley entertains thousands of
White House staffers and their guests each year.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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survivors of the Titanic making their way to safety.

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