On April 27, 1822, Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War leader and 18th president of the United States, was born.
Grant shares the birthday with Samuel Morse (born 1791), who went from portrait painter to inventor. He is best remembered for his invention of the single-wire telegraph system and the co-inventor of Morse code.
April 29, 2004, was a day for remembering many. That’s when the National World War II Memorial opened in Washington, D.C., to thousands of visitors. The memorial recognizes the 16 million U.S. men and women who served in the war. It is located on 7.4 acres on the former site of the Rainbow Pool at the National Mall between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.
Perhaps country music fans will want to know what happened on April 30, 1933. That’s the day Willie Nelson was born.
Like many other musicians of his generation, Nelson got his start performing gospel music. Today, he is known for such songs as “Beer For My Horses,” “Just To Satisfy You” and “Always On My Mind.”
And April 30 is also an important day in American history. It was on April 30, 1789, that George Washington gave his first presidential inaugural address in front of 10,000 spectators at Federal Hall in New York City.