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 - Muddy Waters
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1913: Blues musician Muddy Waters, considered the "father of modern Chicago blues,"  is born McKinley Morganfield in Issaquena County, Mississippi. Some of his best known songs include "Hoochie Coochie Man," "Make Love to You," "I'm Ready," "Mannish Boy" and "Got My Mojo Working." He died of heart failure at age 70 on April 30, 1983.

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