The, Telegraph - Herald (Dubuque)
Today is Monday, April 9, the 100th day of 2012. There are 266 days left in the year.
On this date
" cents In 1682, French explorer Robert de La Salle claimed the Mississippi River Basin for France.
" cents In 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia.
" cents In 1940, during World War II, Germany invaded Denmark and Norway.
" cents In 1942, during World War II, American and Philippine defenders on Bataan capitulated to Japanese forces; the surrender was followed by the notorious Bataan Death March which claimed thousands of lives.
" cents In 1947, a series of tornadoes in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas claimed 181 lives.
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