The Only Things That Happened On This Day in History

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1509 Henry VIII became king of England following the death of his father, Henry VII.

1864 Congress authorized the use of the phrase “In God We Trust” on U.S. coins.

1970 Earth Day was observed for the first time.

2004 Pro football player Pat Tillman, who’d traded in a multimillion-dollar contract to serve as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan, was killed by friendly fire

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~ by thehalobender on April 22, 2009.

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