What is Today v3 300KENTUCKY (4/1/13) – This is your daily update of what has happened on this day in history.
 
A volcano in Japan erupted, killing an estimated 53,000 people, 220 years ago today.
 
Cincinnati became the first United States city to pay firefighters a regular salary, beginning 160 years ago today.
 
The first official National League Baseball game took place 137 years ago today.
 
The first dishwashing machine was marketed 123 years ago today in Chicago.
 
The Wrigley gum company was founded in Chicago 122 years ago today.
 
Nazi Germany began boycotting Jewish businesses 80 years ago today.
 
The famed Soap Opera “General Hospital” premiered 50 years ago today.
 
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