April in Review

2 Major League Baseball announces that it will pull its July All-Star game out of Georgia in response to its new voting law. The law limits voting access for some and gives the state legislature more influence in the elections process

4 Stanford wins 54-53 against Arizona, marking its first NCAA women’s basketball championship in 29 years

5 Baylor defeats Gonzaga 86-70 in the NCAA men’s basketball championship. This marks Baylor’s first championship season and the end of Gonzaga’s previously undefeated season

9 President Biden proposes a $1.52 trillion spending package for programs that would support education, health research, and combating climate change. This comes in addition to a $1.9 trillion stimulus package and a $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan; La Soufrière, a volcano on the island of St. Vincent in the Caribbean, erupts, sending out two plumes of ash and smoke. 20,000 people flee

11 Daunte Wright is shot and killed by police in Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis. Officials say that the officer that shot Mr. Wright mistook a gun for a taser

12 Spring break begins

14 President Biden announces that all remaining American troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by September 11. The deadline will mark 20 years of American involvement in Afghanistan

19 All adults in the U.S. are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. At the time, the U.S. is averaging 3.2 million doses a day

20 Derek Chauvin is found guilty of two counts of murder in the death of George Floyd. Mr. Floyd died last May after Mr. Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, kneeled on his neck. The incident was filmed and sparked nationwide protests against police brutality

21 Andrew Brown Jr. is shot five times and killed by police in Elizabeth City, NC. Mr. Brown is shot as he is apparently driving away from officers executing a search and arrest warrant

23 The Food and Drug Administration announces that use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will resume with a labeled warning about the risk of blood clots. This comes after six women developed blood clots after receiving the vaccine

26 The U.S. Census Bureau releases 2020 census data, reallocating congressional seats and Electoral College votes for states. Florida, Colorado, Montana, North Carolina, and Oregon will each gain one congressional seat; Texas will gain two; and California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia will each lose one