Today in History.


On this date in 1932, aviator Charles A. Lindbergh, left, and John F. Condon went to a cemetery in The Bronx, New York, where Condon turned over $50,000 to a man in exchange for Lindbergh's kidnapped son. The child was not returned, and was found dead a month later.

Today is Thursday, April 2, the 92nd day of 2015. There are 273 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On April 2, 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet fled the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, because of advancing Union forces.

On this date:

In 1792, Congress passed the Coinage Act, which authorized establishment of the U.S. Mint.

In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany, saying, ''The world must be made safe for democracy.'' (Congress declared war four days later.)

In 1942, Glenn Miller and his orchestra recorded ''American Patrol'' at the RCA Victor studios in Hollywood.

In 1956, the soap operas ''As the World Turns'' and ''The Edge of Night'' premiered on CBS-TV.

In 1968, the science-fiction film ''2001: A Space Odyssey,'' produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, had its world premiere in Washington D.C.

In 1974, French President Georges Pompidou, 62, died in Paris.

In 1982, several thousand troops from Argentina seized the disputed Falkland Islands, located in the south Atlantic, from Britain. (Britain seized the islands back the...

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