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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Edward W. Howe said, If you don't learn to laugh at troubles, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old.

Other Notable Events for April 18

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On this date in history:

In 1506, the cornerstone was placed for St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.

In 1775, American patriot Paul Revere began his famous ride through the Massachusetts countryside, crying out The British are coming! to rally the Minutemen.

In 1831, the University of Alabama was founded.

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Notable Birthdays for April 18

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Those born on this date include:

- Italian Duchess Lucrezia Borgia in 1480
- lawyer Clarence Darrow in 1857
- conductor Leopold Stokowski in 1882
- musician Clarence Gatemouth Brown in 1924
- actor Barbara Hale in 1922 (age 93), actor Hayley Mills in 1946 (age 69)
- actor James Woods in 1947 (age 68)
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Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, April 18, the 108th day of 2015 with 257 to follow.

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

Paul Revere

This Day in History, April 18

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On April 18th, 1775, the famous midnight ride of Paul Revere took place.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Rudyard Kipling wrote, Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

Other Notable Events for April 17

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On this date in history:

In 1421, the sea broke the dikes at Dort, Holland, drowning an estimated 100,000 people.

In 1521, Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church after refusing to admit to charges of heresy.

In 1524, Italian navigator Giovanni Verrazano discovered New York Harbor.
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Notable Birthdays for April 17

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Those born on this date include:

- American industrialist and financier J.P. Morgan in 1837
- baseball Hall of Fame member Cap Anson in 1852
- Danish author Karen Blixen (Out of Africa), who wrote under the name Isak Dinesen, in 1885
- Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in 1894
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Astronomy

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Today is Friday, April 17, the 107th day of 2015 with 258 to follow.

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

Martin Luther

This Day in History, April 17

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On April 17th, 1521, Martin Luther spoke before the Diet of Worms, refusing to recant his teachings.