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April 3 2008 Today in History Newsletter

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Rosenberg's Sentenced (April 5, 1951)
Two average Americans, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, are sentenced to death for treason against the United States in the 1950's. Was their trial and sentencing, however, accurate? Was it necessary?

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March 31
*René Descartes (1596)
*Charles Gruggenheim (1924)
*Gordie Howe (1928)
*Christopher Walken (1943)
April 1
*Otto von Bismark (1815)
*Lon Chaney, Sr. (1883)
*Grace Lee Whitney (1930)
* Claude Cohen-Tannoudji (1933)
April 2
*Charlemagne (742)
*Thomas Jefferson (1743)
*Hans Christian Andersen (1805)
*Walter Chrysler (1875)
April 3
*William Watson (1715)
*John Abernathy (1764)
*Marlon Brando (1924)
*David Hyde Pierce (1959)
April 4
*Dorothea Dix (1802)
*Arthur Murray (1895)
*Mickey Own (1916)
*Hugo Weaving (1960)
April 5
*Booker T. Washington (1856)
*Bette Davis (1908)
*Robert Bloch (1917)
*Colin Powell (1937)
April 6
*Raphael (1483)
*Billy Dee Williams (1937)
*Merilu Henner (1952)
*Candace Cameron (1976)

And on a personal note, two years ago on April 6, my husband and I got married! So, it’s a historical week all around! 

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Christa Mackey, Today in History Editor

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