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This Week in History, March 31st - April 6th

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    March 31st, 1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.
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    March 31st, 1918 – Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.
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    April 1st, 1789 – In New York City, the United States House of Representatives holds its first quorum and elects Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania as its first House Speaker. Photo courtesy of Getty Images
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    April 1st, World War II: Operation Iceberg – United States troops land on Okinawa in the last campaign of the war. Photo courtesy of Getty Images
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    April 2nd, 1912 – The ill fated RMS Titanic begins sea trials. Photo courtesy of Getty Images
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    April 2nd, 1975 – Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quang Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops. Photo courtesy of Getty Images
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    April 3rd, 1948 – President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 countries. Photo courtesy of Getty Images
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    April 3rd, 1996 – Suspected "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski is captured at his cabin in Montana, United States. Photo courtesy of Getty Images
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    April 4th, 1984 – President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons. Photo courtesy of Getty Images
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    April 4th, 1818 – The United States Congress adopts the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (then 20).
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    April 5th, 1923 – Firestone Tire and Rubber Company begins production of balloon-tires. Photo courtesy of Getty Images
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    April 5th, 1949 – Fireside Theater debuts on television.
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    April 6th, 1808 – John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company, that would eventually make him America's first millionaire. Photo courtesy of Getty Images
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    April 6th, 1896 – In Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games is celebrated, 1,500 years after the original games are banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I. Photo courtesy of Getty Images