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Today in History
Today in History: Wednesday, April  01, 2015
AP Highlight in History:
On April 1, 1945, American forces invaded Okinawa during World War II.
 
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On this date in:
1789The U.S. House of Representatives held its first full meeting in New York City.
1853Cincinnati, Ohio, became the first U.S. city to pay its firefighters a regular salary.
1873Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff was born in Russia.
1918Britain's Royal Air Force was established.
1933Nazi Germany began persecuting Jews with a boycott of Jewish-owned businesses.
1960The first weather satellite, TIROS-1, was launched from Cape Canaveral.
1970President Richard Nixon signed a measure banning cigarette advertising on radio and TV.
1976Apple Computer was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.
1984Singer Marvin Gaye, 44, was shot to death by his father.
1987In his first major speech on the epidemic, President Ronald Reagan told doctors in Philadelphia, "We've declared AIDS public health enemy No. 1."
1999A New Jersey man was arrested and charged with originating the "Melissa" e-mail virus, which infected more than 1 million computers worldwide.
2001Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was arrested on corruption charges after a 26-hour armed standoff with police at his Belgrade villa.
2003American troops rescued Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch from a hospital in Nasiriyah, Iraq, where she had been held prisoner since her unit was ambushed nine days earlier.
2008The Pentagon made public a legal memo dated March 14, 2003, that approved the use of harsh interrogation techniques against terror suspects.
2009Benjamin Netanyahu took office as Israel's prime minister for a second time.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito turns 65 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Jane PowellActress86
Debbie ReynoldsActress83
Ali MacGrawActress76
Rudolph IsleyR&B singer (The Isley Brothers)76
Phil NiekroBaseball Hall of Famer76
David EisenhowerGrandson of President Dwight D. Eisenhower68
Annette O'TooleActress63
Barry SonnenfeldDirector62
Method ManRapper44
Rachel MaddowBroadcast journalist42
Taran KillamComedian, actor ("Saturday Night Live")33
Sam HuntingtonActor33
Hillary ScottCountry singer (Lady Antebellum)29
Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff turns 67 years old today.
AP Photo/Charles Sykes