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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 - USS Akron
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U.S. Naval Historical Center

1933: The U.S. Navy airship USS Akron is wrecked off the New Jersey coast due to severe weather, killing 73 of the 76 crew and passengers on board. This was the largest loss of life for any airship disaster on record.

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