On 6 April 1917, Congress approved a declaration of war against Germany and the US entered WWI, which had begun in 1914. The first US “doughboys” landed in France 27 June 1917.
April 5th is National Deep Dish Pizza Day to celebrate Chicago deep dish pizza—originated by Uno’s— and the efforts by Uno Chicago Grill to bring deep dish pizza to the entire United States. The original restaurant, which opened in 1943, began serving deep dish as a way to make sure hungry families could get a “real meal” when it came to pizza. Up to that point, pizza was hardly more than a snack. Annually celebrated on the anniversary of the day (5 April 1979) that the first restaurant outside Chicago opened (in Boston, Massachusetts).
Photo: On 4 April 1968, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, was shot at Memphis, TN. James Earl Ray was serving a 99-year sentence for the crime at the time of his death in 1998. Check out the Daily Blogging Prompts, genealogy blogging events and activities at GeneaBloggers for Tuesday, 4 April 2017.