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HMS Bounty

This Day in History, April 28

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On April 28th, 1789, the mutiny on the HMS Bounty took place.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: We can let circumstances rule us or we can take charge and rule our lives from within. -- Earl Nightingale

Other Notable Events for April 27

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On this date in history:

In 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by natives of the Philippine Islands during his attempt to be the first to circumnavigate the world. (His co-leader, Juan Sebastian de Elcano, completed the voyage in 1522.)

In 1749, George Frideric Handel's Fireworks Music was first ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 27

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Those born on this date include:

- English historian Edward Gibbon in 1737
- philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft in 1759
- Samuel F.B. Morse, American artist/inventor of magnetic telegraphy, in 1791
- Ulysses S. Grant, 18th president of the United States/Civil War general, in 1822
- Wallace Carothers, inventor of ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, April 27, the 117th day of 2015 with 248 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.

Grant's Tomb

This Day in History, April 27

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On April 27th, 1897, Grant's Tomb was dedicated.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Joyce Brothers said, The best proof of love is trust.

Other Notable Events for April 26

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On this day in history:

In 1607, the first British colonists to establish a permanent settlement in America landed at Cape Henry, Va.

In 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, German-made planes destroyed the Basque town of Guernica, Spain.

In 1964, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged, forming the country of Tanzania.
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Notable Birthdays for April 26

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Those born on this date include:

- Scottish philosopher David Hume in 1711
- naturalist John James Audubon in 1785
- German industrialist Alfred Krupp in 1812
- landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted in 1822
- author Anita Loos in 1893
- Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler's deputy, in 1894
- inventor ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, April 26, the 116th day of 2015 with 249 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.

John Wilkes Booth

This Day in History, April 26

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On April 26th, 1856, John Wilkes Booth was shot in a barn in Virginia by Boston Corbett.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside. -- John F. Kennedy

Other Notable Events for April 25

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On this date in history:

In 1507, German geographer and mapmaker Martin Waldseemuller published a book in which he named the newly discovered continent of the New World America after the man he mistakenly thought had discovered it, Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci.

In 1792, La Marseillaise, composed by Claude Joseph ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 25

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Those born on this date include:

- Oliver Cromwell, lord protector of England, in 1599
- Guglielmo Marconi, inventor of the radio telegraph, in 1874
- U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Brennan in 1906
- pioneer broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow in 1908
- singer Ella Fitzgerald in 1917
- former Harlem ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, April 25, the 115th day of 2015 with 250 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.

Daniel Defoe

This Day in History, April 25

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On April 25th, 1719, Daniel Defoe's novel "Robinson Crusoe" was published.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. -- George Santayana

Other Notable Events for April 24

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On this date in history:

In 1704, the Boston News-Letter became the first American newspaper to be published on a regular basis.

In 1800, the U.S. Congress established the Library of Congress.

In 1877, U.S. troops moved out of New Orleans, ending the North's military occupation of the South following the Civil ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 24

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Those born on this date include:

- French Roman Catholic St. Vincent de Paul in 1581
- English novelist Anthony Trollope in 1815
- U.S. artist Willem de Kooning in 1904
- U.S. poet laureate Robert Penn Warren in 1905
- actor Shirley MacLaine in 1934 (age 81)
- actor Jill Ireland in 1936
- writer Sue ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, April 24, the 114th day of 2015 with 251 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.

 

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