Daily Archives: April 2, 2017

President Wilson asks Congress to declare war on Germany 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 2 1917)

(Monday, April 2, 1917, 8:35 p.m. local time; during World War I) — U.S. President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress tonight to declare war against Germany, saying, “The world must be made safe for democracy.”

Wilson cited Germany’s violation of its pledge to suspend unrestricted submarine warfare in the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean as well as its attempts to entice Mexico into an alliance against the United States.


Video: 'President Woodrow Wilson's War Speech - 1917 - WW1 - Hear the Text'

‘Magical Mystery Tour’ by Ambrosia peaks at #39 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 2 1977)

(Saturday, April 2, 1977)“Magical Mystery Tour” by Ambrosia (written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles) peaked at #39 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ by Ambrosia peaks at #39 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 2 1977)