This Week in History: April 16-22, 2018

This Week in History: April 16-22, 2018

Independent Sentinel by Dianne Hermann

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” ~ George Orwell

Week of April 16-22, 2018

 

April 16

1862 – The U.S. Confederate Congress approves the conscription act for all white males 18-35 years of age.

Bat Masterson Source: Wikipedia

1881 – Bartholomew “Bat” Masterson fights his last gun battle in Dodge City, Kansas. No one was killed and Masterson paid an $8 fine. Masterson served as a sheriff and U.S. Marshall for the next three decades. He became a sports editor in New York City and died of a heart attack at his desk in 1921 at age 67.

1900 – The first book of postage stamps is issued. The two-cent stamps are available in books of 12, 24, and 48 stamps.

1922 – Annie Oakley sets a women’s record by shooting 100 clay targets in a row.

1962 – Walter Cronkite begins anchoring the CBS Evening News. His news program aired until 1981. He was called “The most trusted man in America.” Cronkite died in 2009 at age 92. Watch his final broadcast:

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