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  1. From Turning Points by Maggie Thompson: "45 years ago May 1974 With “The Fury of Iron Fist!” Marvel Premiere #15 introduces, yes, Iron Fist. The origin story of Danny Rand’s testing is by Roy Thomas, Gil Kane, and Dick Giordano." Cover by Gil Kane and Dick Giordano with alleged alterations by John Romita.
  2. On this date in 1429, Joan of Arc arrived to relieve the Siege of Orléans.
  3. Historical note. On this date in 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan switched its water source to the Flint River, beginning the ongoing Flint water crisis which has caused lead poisoning in up to 12,000 people, and 15 deaths from Legionnaires disease, ultimately leading to criminal indictments against 15 people, five of whom have been charged with involuntary manslaughter. That this has not been adequately addressed is a national disgrace. - Tony Isabella
  4. On this date and on April 22 of 1954, as the result of resolutions by Senators Estes Kefauver and Robert C. Hendrickson to make "a full and complete study of juvenile delinquency in the United States," Senate hearings on comic books included testimony from psychiatrists, publishers, comics creators and newspaper representatives. Fredric Wertham and EC Comics publisher William Gaines were among those who appeared.
  5. 1918...World War I: German fighter Ace-of-Aces Manfred von Richthofen, better known as "The Red Baron", was shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France.
  6. World Autism Awareness Day In a 2015 Presidential Proclamation, President Obama highlighted some of the initiatives that the US government was taking to bring rights to those with autism and to bring awareness to the disorder. He highlighted things like The Affordable Care Act, which prohibits health insurance companies from denying coverage based on a pre-existing condition such as autism. He also pointed out the recent Autism CARES Act of 2014, which provides higher level training for those who are serving citizens on the autism spectrum. Norodom Sihanouk 1513 – Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León became the first European to sight Florida, purportedly while searching for the Fountain of Youth. 1863 – About 5,000 people, mostly poor women, rioted in Richmond, Virginia, protesting the exorbitant price of bread. 1976 – Norodom Sihanouk (pictured) resigned as leader of Cambodia and was arrested by the Khmer Rouge. 1979 – Spores of anthrax were accidentally released from a military research facility near the city of Sverdlovsk, causing around 100 deaths. 2015 – Four elderly men burgled items worth up to £200 million from a safe deposit facility in London's Hatton Garden area. Wilhelmine Reichard (b. 1788) · Sir James Montgomery, 1st Baronet (d. 1803) · Juanito (d. 1992)
  7. 1931, Virne Beatrice "Jackie" Mitchell Gilbert was one of the first female pitchers in professional baseball history. Pitching for the Chattanooga Lookouts Class AA minor league baseball team in an exhibition game against the New York Yankees, she struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in succession.
  8. The Siege of Aiguillon commenced on 1 April 1346 during the Hundred Years' War, when a French army commanded by John, Duke of Normandy, laid siege to the Gascontown of Aiguillon. The town, with strategic command of the rivers Garonne and Lot, was defended by Anglo-Gascon forces under Ralph, Earl of Stafford. The garrison, some 900 men, sortied repeatedly to interrupt the French operations, while Henry, Earl of Lancaster, concentrated the main Anglo-Gascon force at La Réole as a threat. Duke John, the son and heir of Philip VI, was never able to fully blockade the town. By August, the seriously harassed French supply lines had broken down, there was a dysentery epidemic in their camp, desertion was rife, and Philip was demanding that John's force join up with the main French army. On 20 August the French abandoned the siege and marched away. Six days later Philip's army was decisively beaten by the main English army in the Battle of Crécy, two weeks before John's force arrived in the north.
  9. 40 years ago “Is this the end of the death defying daredevil?!” Well, Marvel’s The Human Fly #19 is the last issue. Cover by Bob Layton. -from Maggie Thompson's Turning Points
  10. ^ Disregard the above. I polled for this locally, too. Critical acclaim, but insufficient support for attendance.
  11. On this date in 1936, The Green Hornet begins his radio adventures in Detroit. Created by George W. Trendle and writer Fran Strikerk. Britt Reid, Kato and others soon make the transition to such other media as movies and comic books.
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