The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)
TODAY IN HISTORY
The American Revolutionary War began with the battles of Lexington and Concord.
A funeral was held at the White House for President Abraham Lincoln, assassinated five days earlier; his coffin was then taken to the U.S. Capitol for a private memorial service in the Rotunda.
The first Boston Marathon was held; winner John J. Mcdermott ran the course in two hours, 55minutes and 10 seconds.
A special subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee opened hearings in New York into the Titanic disaster.
During World War II, tens of thousands of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto began a valiant but ultimately futile battle against Nazi forces.
The Supreme Court, in Ingraham v. Wright, ruled 5-4 that even severe spanking of schoolchildren by faculty members did not violate the Eighth Amendment ban against cruel and unusual punishment.