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On this day: April 4

Published On: Apr 02 2013 05:57:21 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 04 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

A Kansas town elects the first woman mayor in the U.S., The Beatles make history in dominating the charts, a civil rights leader is gunned down, and the World Trade Center is dedicated, all on this day.

OTD April 4 - Karl Benz
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1929: German engine designer and car engineer Karl Benz, the pioneering founder of automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz and generally considered the inventor of the gasoline-powered automobile, dies of a bronchial inflammation at the age of 84 in Ladenburg, Germany.

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