Forced to resign from the Army for excessive drinking, he failed as a farmer and a businessman. His name was Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President. Born APRIL 27, 1822.
In 1785-1786, those opposed to the established Church obtained the enactment of the famous 'Virginia Bill for Religious Liberty' by which all religious groups were placed on an equal footing.
During the past two hundred and seven years, all sessions of the Senate have been opened with prayer, strongly affirming the Senate's faith in God as Sovereign Lord of our Nation.
The British set fire to the Library of Congress during the War of 1812, burning hundreds of books. Thomas Jefferson provided over 6,400 volumes that contributed to its 500 million miles of shelves.
April 23rd marks the birth of William Shakespeare, a man who has greatly influenced literature worldwide. He wrote 37 plays, which include classics such as Hamlet and Macbeth.
The Oklahoma Land Rush began on April 22, 1889. Within 9 hours two million acres were taken by settlers. In 1987 President Ronald Reagan designated the "Trail of Tears" to honor those who died.