1945 WWII: On this day, 50,000 U.S. combat troops of the 10th Army landed on Okinawa, 350 miles south of Kyushu, the southern main island of Japan.
1985 College Basketball: One of the greatest upsets in college basketball history, the Villanova Wildcats beat the Georgetown Hoyas, 66-64, to win the NCAA Men’s Division I tournament. The victory was Villanova’s first-ever national championship. Patrick Ewing played center on the losing Georgetown team.
2004 Internet: Google’s Gmail was launched as an advertising-supported email service provided by Google on an invitation-only beta release.
April 1, 2004 Law: Joseph W. “Jay” Fleece, III, and Hamden H. Baskin, III, decided to combine their extensive knowledge and experience to create a unique law firm that was focused mainly on contested estate, trust and guardianship matters. Their philosophy was simple: leverage trial skills with the knowledge of probate and trust law to provide consistent, efficient and effective representation for their clients – resulting in positive outcomes. Congratulations to Jay Fleece, Hamden Baskin and their team for serving the community and its clients since 2004.