Author: Staff writer

Staff writer

Samuel Clemens was born in Florida, Missouri. He has written for various publications, including the Territorial Enterprise, The Sacramento Union, and New York Saturday Press. He enjoys steamboat rides and making hilarious observations about human nature.

April 13, 1964: Sidney Poitier becomes the first black man to win Best Actor

April 12, 1937: First ground tests of a jet engine

April 11, 2015: Barack Obama and Raúl Castro meet in Panama

One Civil War scuffle involved stolen hats

The little-known reason Bruce Lee was rejected by the military

April 9, 1865: General Robert E. Lee surrenders at Appomattox

Revolutionary War hero Private Deborah Samson disguised herself to fight

April 7, 1969: The birth of the Internet

Why French King Louis XVI was executed by guillotine