Today in History...
...William Henry Harrison, who gained political fame on the strength of his war leadership against Tecumseh, dies one month into his term as President, giving rise to the urban myth that Tecumseh or his brother Tenskwatawa had placed a curse on the presidency (1841).
...Faisal II becomes King of Iraq at age 3 (1939). He will be brutally murdered in a coup in 1958.
...Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, now home to the National Civil Rights Museum (1968).
...the World Trade Center is officially dedicated in New York City (1973).
...Microsoft is founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico (1975).
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