The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Tim ONeill
Funny Guy 

The Titanic, Lincoln assassinated, Apollo 13

This Week in History


April 11: 1783—The Revolutionary War ends when Congress ceases hostilities with England. 1921—The first state cigarette tax is imposed in Iowa. 1979—Ida Amin, Ugandan dictator, is deposed. 2012—Because Obama has never participated in crop harvesting, a GOP Super Pac runs ads labeling as anti-farming. Born: Ethel Kennedy (1925). Died: Dolores Del Rio (1983). Fresh Florida Tomatoes Month, Coin Week, Eight-Track Tape Day.

April 12: 1862—Union raiders infiltrate Confederate lines and on this day and steal the steam engine The General and three boxcars and head north for the purpose of destroying bridges, rails, and telegraph lines. They were caught, however, after running out of ste...

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