This Week In History

 
March 30, 1981 –  President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by a deranged drifter named John Hinckley Jr.
 
March 31, 1992 -  USS Missouri (BB-63), the last active American battleship is decommissioned.
 
April 01 , 2003 -  Pfc. Jessica Lynch (19), part of the 507th Maintenance Company captured on Mar 23, was rescued in a U.S. commando raid on an Iraqi hospital in Nasiriyah.
 
April 02, 2014 – A spree shooting occurs at the Fort Hood Army Base near the town of Killeen, Texas, with four people dead, including the gunman, and 16 others sustaining injuries.
 
April 03, 1948 - President Harry S. Truman signs off on legislation establishing the Foreign Assistance Act of 1948, more popularly known as the Marshall Plan.
 
April 04, 1949 - The United States and 11 other nations establish the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a mutual defense pact aimed at containing possible Soviet aggression against Western Europe. 
 
April 05, 2003 -In the 18th day of Operation Iraqi Freedom US 3rd Infantry troops entered Baghdad for the first time.

 

 

 

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