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This week in History

This week in US History


April 10, 1925:  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is published.
 
April 11, 1947:  Jackie Robinson becomes the first black baseball player in the major leagues when he plays and exhibition game as a Brooklyn Dodger.
 
April 12, 1861:  The Civil War begins at Fort Sumter in Charleston South Carolina.
 
April 13, 1970:  The moon-bound Apollo 13 spacecraft is crippled when an oxygen tank explodes.
 
April 14, 1939:  The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck is published.
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