Frozen in Time
A look back at the week that was…
By P.M. Fadden
Monday, April 9th – General Robert E. Lee, commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, surrenders his beleaguered Confederate forces to General Ulysses S. Grant and the Union Army at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, effectively bringing the U.S. Civil War to an end, 1865.
Tuesday, April 10th – Alaskan Proud: Dr. Sheldon Jackson was appointed General Agent of Education for Alaska, a position in the U.S. Bureau of Education, 1885.
Wednesday, April 11th – U.S. citizen and self-proclaimed ‘contrarian’ Dodge Morgan sails solo nonstop around the world in 150 days, 1985.
Thursday, April 12th – Soviet Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin becomes the first man to orbit the Earth, 1965.
Friday, April 13th – The world’s longest doubles ping-pong match at Sacramento, CA ends after a staggering 101 hours, 1979.
Saturday, April 14th – The first edition of Noah Webster’s dictionary is published, 1828.
Sunday, April 15th – With her band playing on deck, ocean liner Titanic sinks at 2:27 a.m. in the North Atlantic, 1912.
These dates in history are happily brought to you by the Glacier City Gazette in the hopes that the current week is just as noteworthy. Cheers.