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From the desk of “Stuff You Missed in History Class,” “This Day in History Class” quickly recounts a tidbit from today’s events in history.

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From the desk of “Stuff You Missed in History Class,” “This Day in History Class” quickly recounts a tidbit from today’s events in history.

    Idi Amin deposed / Percy Lavon Julian born - April 11

    Idi Amin deposed / Percy Lavon Julian born - April 11

    On this day in 1979, Ugandan dictator Idi Admin was deposed and fled the country. / On this day in 1899, chemist Percy Lavon Julian was born.
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    Statute of Anne went into effect / Mount Tambora eruption peaked - April 10

    Statute of Anne went into effect / Mount Tambora eruption peaked - April 10

    The Statute of Anne, widely recognized the first full copyright law, went into force on this day in 1710. / On this day in 1815, Mount Tambora produced one of the largest and deadliest eruptions in recorded history.
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    Mary Winston Jackson born / African Methodist Episcopal Church founded - April 9

    Mary Winston Jackson born / African Methodist Episcopal Church founded - April 9

    On this day in 1921, Mary Winston Jackson was born in Hampton, Virginia. She would go on to become NASA's first Black female engineer. / On this day in 1816, the African Methodist Episcopal Church was formed when Richard Allen and Daniel Coker called Black Methodists to meet in Philadelphia.
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    Venus de Milo discovered / Helen Joseph born - April 8

    Venus de Milo discovered / Helen Joseph born - April 8

    On this day in 1820, the now-famous sculpture known as the Venus de Milo was uncovered on the Aegean island of Melos. / On this day in 1905, anti-apartheid activist Helen Joseph was born.
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    Rwandan Genocide began / Tito proclaimed Yugoslav president for life - April 7

    Rwandan Genocide began / Tito proclaimed Yugoslav president for life - April 7

    On this day in 1994, the Rwandan military and Hutu militia groups began killing Tutsis and moderate Hutu politicians, inciting a genocide that lasted 100 days. / On this day in 1963, Tito was proclaimed president for life of the newly renamed Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
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    Dred and Harriet Scott filed petitions to sue for freedom / Leonora Carrington born - April 6

    Dred and Harriet Scott filed petitions to sue for freedom / Leonora Carrington born - April 6

    On this day in 1846, Dred and Harriet Scott, an enslaved husband and wife, filed petitions to sue for their freedom in the St. Louis Circuit Court. / On this day in 1917, artist and writer Leonora Carrington was born in England.
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