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Mark's Almanac for April 8, 2021

 A photo of a WPA mural at Cohen Building in Washington, D.C.
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A WPA mural at Cohen Building in Washington, D.C.

It was on this date in 1879 that milk was sold in glass bottles for the first time. And it was on this date in 1935 that President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized close to $5 million to implement work-relief programs during the Great Depression.