This Week In History
April 5 - In 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for conspiring to commit espionage for the Soviet Union.
April 6 - In 1909, explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson became the first men to reach the North Pole.
April 7 - In 1955, Winston Churchill resigned as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom amid indications of failing health.
April 8 - In 1904, Longacre Square in Midtown Manhattan was renamed Times Square after the New York Times.
April 9 - In 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia.
April 10 - In 1947, Brooklyn Dodgers president Branch Rickey announced he had purchased the contract of Jackie Robinson from the Montreal Royals.