Today is Thursday, April 4th, the 94th day of the year.There are 271 days until the end of the year.
On this day:
In 1776, General George Washington began marching his unpaid soldiers from Cambridge, Massachusetts toward New York in anticipation of a British invasion
In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln visited the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia after Union forces captured it.
In 1949, the U.S. and eleven other nations established the North Atlantic Treaty Organization or NATO, in an effort to contain possible Soviet aggression against western Europe.
In 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death on a balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis
In 2013, famous American movie critic Roger Ebert of the "Chicago Sun-Times" died at the age of 70 after battling cancer.
In 2016, Villanova won its second men's basketball title in school history after one of the most thrilling championship games in history.Kris Jenkins buried a three-pointer at the buzzer to give the Wildcats a 77-74 win over North Carolina in the title game from Houston.
In 2016,Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson headlined the ten-member class of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2016.Yao [[ Yow ]] Ming, Tom Izzo and Sheryl Swoopes were also be inducted.
In 2016, Alaska Airlines bought Virgin America for two-point-six billion dollars.
In 2018, President Trump ordered National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.The President signed a proclamation authorizing the use of the National Guard to help secure the border to stop drugs and illegal immigrants from coming into the country.