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This day in history, April 1

April 1 is the 92nd day of 2016. There are 274 days remaining until the end of the year.

1789: U.S. House of Representatives holds its first quorum in New York City and elects Frederick Muhlenberg as Speaker.

1891: The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois.

1932: Actress and singer Debbie Reynolds is born in El Paso, Texas.

1938: National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum opens in Cooperstown, New York.

1939: Former Braves pitcher Phil Niekro is born in Blaine, Ohio.

1984: Singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye, 44, is shot to death by his father, Marvin Sr., in Los Angeles.

1989: National League President A. Bartlett Giamatti is chosen to succeed Peter Ueberroth as baseball commissioner.

1996: Baseball umpire John McSherry, 51, dies of a heart attack while calling opening day game between Reds and Expos in Cincinnati.

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