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 - William Henry Harrison
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1841: U.S. President William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia on just his 32nd day in office, becoming the first president of the United States to die in office and the one with the shortest term served.

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