On this day: April 4

Published: Apr 02 2013 06:57:21 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 04 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

A Kansas town elects the first woman mayor in the U.S., The Beatles make history in dominating the charts, a civil rights leader is gunned down, and the World Trade Center is dedicated, all on this day.

OTD April 4 - Roger Ebert
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2013: Movie critic Roger Ebert, the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, dies at the age of 70 in Chicago, Illinois, after a recurrence of cancer. Ebert, who had lived with cancer of the thyroid and salivary glands since 2002, was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death. He, along with Chicago Tribune critic Gene Siskel, helped popularize nationally televised film reviewing when they co-hosted the PBS show "Sneak Previews" from 1975 through 1982, followed by several variously named "At the Movies" programs.

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