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.