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1775  —  The first American society for the abolition of slavery was organized by Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush.

1865  —  President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Washington’s Ford Theatre.

1915  —  James Hutton Brew, the “Pioneer of West African Journalism,” died on this date.

1963  —  Olympic basketball gold medalist and former WNBA standout Cynthia Cooper was born on this date. Cooper is 51 years old today.

1986  —  Desmond Tutu was elected Anglican archbishop of Capetown, South Africa.

2002  —  Tiger Woods won his third Masters Golf title, becoming only the second person ever to win two of the titles in a row.

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2009  —  President Obama introduced the First Family’s newest addition to the media.  Bo, a six-month-old Portuguese Water Dog, made his debut in front of the press corp on the White House lawn.

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