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 - 1818 US Flag
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1818: The United States Congress adopts the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (then 20). It also provided that subsequent changes in the number of stars should be made on the first July 4 following the new state's admission.

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