On this day in history, in 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States.
On the other end of the spectrum, on this day in history in 1945, Adolph Hitler committed suicide.
On this day in 1939, the New York World's Fair opened in New York City, The event also launched the first day of television broadcasting in that city.
In 1927, the first women's federal prison was opened in Alderson, WV.
In 1993, tennis star Monica Seles was stabbed by a deranged German man. The man, who was a fan of Seles” competitor Steffi Graff, stabbed Seles in the hope that it would help Graf regain her number one ranking. Seles recovered from her physical wounds but it took her some time before she was emotionally ready to go back to playing again.
And on this day in 1997, on the ABC sitcom Ellen, TV character Ellen Morgan (played by Ellen DeGeneres) announced that she was gay, a first for primetime television.
Here are six tips for the day –
1. Southborough students will be collecting “gently used clothing” for the next two weeks to benefit the non-profit organization, Cradles to Crayons.
2. Hudson's Economic Development Commission will be sponsoring a public information session tonight on the status of the town's construction projects. The primary focus will be on the Washington Street/Route 85 road widening and reconstruction project.
3. The Shrewsbury Public Library is holding a series of Employment Skills workshops. The first one will be Tuesday, May 1 – you do need to call the library and pre-register.
4. There are several contested races this year in Hudson including for the Board of Selectmen. A Meet the Candidates Night will be held on Tuesday, May 1 at the Hudson Senior Center at 7 p.m.
5. Sad news in Marlborough last Friday as news broke of the sudden passing of Robert Stetson, the owner of the Marlboro Airport on Farm Road. You may remember that the airport was the center of controversy in 2010 when President Barack Obama's helicopter landed at there while on a visit to Massachusetts and caused almost $700,000 in damage to the tarmac and grounds.
6. Here's a great picture of two American heroes – former World War II prisoners of war, Sgt. E. Russell Lang, (center) and Pfc. Raymond J. Galgano (left) – being thanked for their service by Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant at an April 9 ceremony at the New Horizons Retirement Community.