The Only Things That Happened On This Day in History


1492 Christopher Columbus received a commission from Spain’s King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella to seek a westward ocean passage to Asia.

1521 Martin Luther went before the Diet of Worms to face charges stemming from his religious writings.

1961 About 1,500 CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba

1964 The Ford Motor Co. unveiled the Mustang.


~ by thehalobender on April 17, 2009.

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