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Hour B, Segment 5
The History Book
April 6 & 7, 1862—In two days of fierce fighting, Union forces led by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ultimately defeat Confederate forces at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee.
Watch the short 2012 documentary film The Battle of Shiloh.
April 6, 1917—The United States formally declares war against Germany and enters The World War.
April 8, 1974—Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron hits his 715th career home run, surpassing Babe Ruth's 39-year-old record.
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