The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Tim ONeill
Funny Guy 

This Week in History


April 4: 1818—Congress decides (a novel concept) that our flag will have 13 red and white strip to represent the 13 colonies and 20 stars, one for each state. 1865—A day after the Union captures the CSA capital of Richmond, Va., President Lincoln decides to rub it in and visits the city. 1968—In Memphis, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. is shot and killed. 2012—After dropping a flaming baton during his Hawaiian fire dance, Newt Gingrich loses the talent portion of the national presidential debate. Born: Bea Benaderet (owner and operator of the Shady Rest Hotel in Petticoat Junction). (1929). Died: Edgar Buchanan (Uncle Joe in Petticoat Junction). (1979). Grilled Cheese Month, Inte...

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