April 23rd

On April 23rd, US stock markets experienced a Flash Crash after the Associated Press sent one shocking Tweet.

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April 21st

On April 21st, 1789, John Adams was sworn in as the first Vice President of the United States of America.

April 14th

On this day in 1865, Abraham Lincoln was shot and killed by John Wilkes Booth in Washington whilst attending ‘Our American Cousin’ at Ford’s theatre. The assassination occurred just 5 days after the surrender of General Robert E Lee in an attempt to revive the Confederate cause after the victory of the North. Alongside the assassination…

April 13th

On this day in 1953, CIA director Allen Dulles launched the mind control program MKUltra. Project MKUltra refers to a series of experiments conducted by the CIA on human subjects, attempting to identify and develop torture techniques and substances for interrogations, using ‘mind control’ procedures to obtain information. Coordination was organised between the Scientific Intelligence…

April 12th

On April 12th 1990, the ‘Godfather of Soul’ James Brown moved to a work release center after 15 months in prison, before being released in February 1991. Already on probation, Brown’s bizarre and reckless behaviour of September 24th 1988 landed him a stretch in State Park Correctional Institute in South Carolina. He had entered an…

April 11th

US President Lyndon Baines Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which provided equal housing opportunities regardless of race or religion. This was the third piece of landmark legislation signed by LBJ in response to the Civil Rights movement. The Civil Rights Act 1964 outlawed racial discrimination and segregation, whilst the Voting Rights Act…