On This Day in History- Monthly

April 30, 1789 - The First Presidential Inauguration of George Washington

April 12, 1861 - The Confederate States of America attacked and defeatd the Union Army at Ft. Sumter, SC.

April 14, 1861 - The Confederates raised their stars and bars flag at Ft. Sumter, SC.

April 15, 1861 - Pres. Lincoln calls a special session to be held July 4, 1861. He asks Gen. Robert E. Lee to the leader of the Union Army but he declined.

April 17, 1861 - Virginia secedes from the Union.

April 19, 1861 - Pres. Lincoln orders a blockade of all southern ports

April 20, 1861 - Gen. Robert E. Lee resigns his post as a member of the U.S. Army.

April 9, 1865 - Gen. Lee surrenders at Appomattox and the Cival War ends one month later

April 14, 1865 - Pres. Lincoln is murdered and Andrew Jackson becomes the 17th president.

April 12, 1945 - Pres. Roosevelt dies and Harry S. Truman becomse teh 33rd president.