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 April 4 - This Day In History | Shapell
Day In History

Discover the global events and personal stories of April 4

April 4, 1835

The Mortal Presidency

He is head of state, Commander-in-chief, and the country's top legislator. The President of the United States has arguably the toughest job in America, and it turns out, the most deadly.

April 4, 1841

John Tyler Becomes the First Vice President to Assume the Presidency

Tyler, the first vice president to inherit the presidency, jokes about his being "an accident"

April 4, 1889

The First Presidential Typed Letter

Benjamin Harrison: the earliest known example of a typewritten presidential letter.



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