On this day: April 4

Published On: Apr 02 2013 05:57:21 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 04 2016 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 - David Blaine
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1973: Illusionist David Blaine, who became famous as a performer of street and close-up magic and is best known for his high-profile feats of endurance, including setting and breaking several world records, is born David Blaine White in Brooklyn, New York.

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