World War I – April 6, 1917: The United States enters the war
Two days after the U.S. Senate voted 82 to 6 to declare war against Germany, the U.S. House of Representatives endorses the declaration by a vote of 373 to 50, and America formally enters World War I. While reading the headlines, songwriter George M. Cohan begins humming a tune that would become his most famous and successful song – “Over There.”
HemisFair ’68 opened to the public.
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble play the first of two nights at Ricardo’s Cadillac at 5154 Broadway.