The Only Things That Happened on This Day in History

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1513 Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed in Florida.

1792 Congress passed the Coinage Act, which authorized establishment of the U.S. Mint.

1902 The first American theater devoted solely to movies opened in Los Angeles

1917 President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany

1932 Aviator Charles Lindbergh, through an intermediary, paid $50,000 ransom in a New York cemetery to a man who promised to return his kidnapped son.

1968 The science-fiction film “2001: A Space Odyssey” had its world premiere in Washington, D.C.

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~ by thehalobender on April 2, 2009.

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