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This Week in History, April 28th - May 4th

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    April 28th, 1930 – The first night game in organized baseball history takes place in Independence, Kansas.
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    April 28th, 1986 – The United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise becomes the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to transit the Suez Canal, navigating from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea to relieve the USS Coral Sea.
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    April 29th, 1953 – The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
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    April 29th, 1968 – The controversial musical Hair opens on Broadway.
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    April 30th, 1492 – Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration.
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    April 30th, 1900 – Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor.
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    May 1st, 1884 – Proclamation of the demand for eight-hour workday in the United States.
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    May 1st, 1927 – The first cooked meals on a scheduled flight are introduced on an Imperial Airways flight from London to Paris.
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    May 2nd, 1885 – Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale for the first time.
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    May 2nd, 2000 – President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.
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    May 3rd, 1802 – Washington, D.C. is incorporated as a city.
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    May 3rd, 1973 – The 108-story Sears Tower in Chicago is topped out at 1.451 feet as the world's tallest building.
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    May 4th, 1946 – In San Francisco Bay, U.S. Marines from the nearby Treasure Island Naval Base stop a two-day riot at Alcatraz federal prison. Five people are killed in the riot.
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    May 4th, 1979 – Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Photo courtesy of Getty Images