April 4th is a pretty amazing day, all things considered. On any given day I could list a myriad of familiar names; people who were born on this day or who left this mortal coil before the stroke of midnight. Today is no exception, from births (Muddy Waters, David Cross, Robert Downey Jr., Maya Angelou, Berry Oakley) to deaths (Johnny Stompanato, Red Sovine, Edgar Buchanan, Dr. King and William Henry Harrison, the first President to die in office ).
But consider these true game-changing events.
- NATO was created in 1949
- The Beatles ruled the charts, with #1 –#2 –#3 –#4 –#5 in 1964
- Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968
- The World Trade Center was dedicated in 1973
- Microsoft was founded in 1975
- Space Shuttle Challenger made its maiden voyage in 1983
So…what did you do today?