TO REMEMBER IN APRIL
month in 1787 Delegates appointed to the Constitutional Convention: James
McClurg of Virginia; Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania; Wm. Blount of N.
Carolina; G. Washington of Virginia; Robert Harrison, Charles Carroll,
James McHenry, Thomas Sim Lee and Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer of
1778 Congress (Continental) authorizes Washington to call for 5000 militias from
Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
1909 North Pole discovered by Comd.. Robert E. Peary.
1917 United States entered World War I.
1713 Peace of Utrecht: ends Wars of Queen Anne; secures Protestant succession in
England, separation of France from Spain.
1598 Huguenots (France) given equal rights with Catholics.
1775 Battles of Lexington and Concord-"The Shot Heard Round the World".
1933 United States went off the gold standard.
1822 Birth of Gen. Ulysses Grant.
1789 First United States president, George Washington, inaugurated.