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Gateway Arch under construction in St. Louis, circa 1963-65

April 21, 1989: Tiananmen Square Protests Begin

Wedding of First Daughter Margaret Truman to Clifton Daniel, Jr. April 21, 1956

All dressed up for the Easter Egg Roll in 1898. President Rutherford B. Hayes started the tradition in 1878

In 1958 Bunny, Hazel, Fred (Skippy), and Darlene Johansen attend the Eisenhowers' White House Easter Egg Roll. (Eisenhower Library)

Newly trained World War I naval sailors stand with white duffel bags, 1917

George Bush holds George W. Bush in New Haven, CT.  April, 1947.

Samurai, “Prince Okundaira”, by Beato, 1870s

President William McKinley poses for a photograph with his wife Ida Saxton McKinley in his office circa 1900

First Lady Ida Saxton McKinley (June 8, 1847 – May 26, 1907), wife of William McKinley, was First Lady of the United States from 1897 to 1901. 25th #President of the United States 26th #FirstLady

During the 1940s, Coca-Cola built soda fountains in far-flung locations in order to serve its drinks directly to American troops, like at th...

Princess Diana with Prince William and Prince Andrew on HMS Brazen in 1986.

A wrecked Zeppelin sits ashore in Mison, France, 1918.

Family of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (1899)

April 9, 1865: Robert E. Lee Surrenders at Appomattox

Happy Birthday, Betty Ford! First Lady Betty Ford cuts her birthday cake prior to a performance of Hello, Dolly! at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, on April 8, 1975.

April 6, 1965. Lady Bird plants a cherry tree at the Cherry Blossom festival in the Washington D.C. Tidal Basin.

Faced with mounting evidence of the imminent fall of South Vietnam, President Gerald R. Ford authorized the evacuation of thousands of Vietnamese orphans to the United States on April 3, 1975. This evacuation became known as Operation Babylift. Between April 3 and 15 more than 2,000 orphans were flown into the United States by military and private aircraft.

Members of the Women’s Army Corps pose at Camp Shanks, N.Y., before leaving on Feb. 2, 1945.

USS Arizona making way up the East River to Brooklyn Navy Yard. 1931

April 5th 1951: Rosenbergs sentenced On this day in 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for alleged spying. The couple...