Why is today, April 2nd, important in modern history?

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There are many pivotal events in modern history that are connected to today’s’ date (April 2nd) Here are just a few of the most important ones;

Wilson ask Congress to Declare War: In 1917, just shortly after the sinking of the Lusitania, President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress to declare war on Germany. This will eventually lead to the U.S. entering World War I on the side of the Allies.

The CN Tower Opens: Construction on the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada is completed on this day in 1975. It is the tallest structure in the world until 2007.

Charlemagne is Born: The Greatest French King, Charlemagne, is born on this date in 742. Charlemagne is an important figure in French history because he is associated with the Carolingian Renaissance, a revival of art and culture through the Catholic Church. His conquest also help shape Modern France in a verity of ways.       

 

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