Do You Know What Happened This Week in History? Check out these amazing events that took place this week in history:
1. On April 17, 1970 with the world anxiously watching, Apollo 13, a U.S. lunar spacecraft that suffered a severe malfunction on its journey to the moon, safely returns to Earth.
2. On April 19, 1897, John J. McDermott of New York won the first Boston Marathon with a time of 2:55:10.
3. On April 20, 1980, the Castro government announced that all Cubans wishing to emigrate to the U.S. are free to board boats at the port of Mariel west of Havana, launching the Mariel Boatlift. The first of 125,000 Cuban refugees from Mariel reached Florida the next day.
4. On April 22, 1970, Earth Day, an event to increase public awareness of the world’s environmental problems, is celebrated in the United States for the first time. Millions of Americans, including students from thousands of colleges and universities, participated in rallies, marches, and educational programs.
Norman Hubbard has been in the real estate appraisal business since 1991. Now let’s make some history together!