April 4

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  • 1943: A North American B-25C Mitchell bomber on a low-level training mission over Lake Murray, South Carolina, similar to those conducted on the Lake Issaqueena Bombing Range, is forced to ditch after the starboard engine fails at low altitude, five crew escaping before the plane sinks in 150 feet of water two miles west of the Lake Murray dam.
  • 1944: The United States Supreme Court declares white primary elections illegal in the case of Smith v Allwright. Within a week, South Carolina legislators, exhorted by Governor Olin D. Johnston at a Special Session called April 10, attempt to make the South Carolina Democratic Party a private organization, and repeal all laws pertaining to the primary election, some 130 that mention elections, primaries, or the Democratic Party. In 1947, Charleston Judge J. Waties Waring will rule this legal subterfuge unconstitutional. (Simon, Bryant, "A Fabric of Defeat: The Politics of South Carolina Millhands, 1910-1948", The University of North Carolina Press, 1998, ISBN 0-8078-2401-1.)
  • 1956: Obed Ariri born in Owerri, Nigeria.
  • 1974 - The Buzzard is published as an insert inside The Tiger's issue closest to April Fools Day. Front page story: "Students, countergorrilas (sic) clash over pizza".
  • 1980 - The Clemson Players sponsor a benefit performance for the Cancer Fund.
  • 2006 - Author Ernest Gaines discusses his novel A Lesson Before Dying at 7:30 PM in the Strom Thurmond Institute, followed by a book signing and reception.
  • 2011: RadioFlag is launched at the University of California, Irvine, at KUCI-FM.

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