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By Tim ONeill
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MacArthur fades away, first synagogue, DNA published

This Week in History


April 3: 1220—First Native American smoke signal is used. The message sent was: “Can you read me? Can you read me now? ” 1973—In New York City, the first portable cell phone call is made. The handset weighs 2.2 pounds. 1985—Vic Elliot sinks 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours. Born: The Toastmaster General, George Jessel (1898). Died: Jazz singer Sarah Vaughan (1990). Pony Express Day.

April 4: 1581—For circumnavigating the globe, Francis Drake is knighted aboard his ship, the Golden Hind. 1818—Congress adopts the U.S. flag with 13 red and white stripes representing the original colonies and one star for each state. 1926—The Third Geneva Convention outlaws the use of mustard gas...

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