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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Music is the outlet to bigger and better business; that's what I'm excited about. -- American rapper Redman

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, the Roman Catholic Church excommunicated Martin Luther after he refused to admit to charges of heresy.

In 1790, U.S. statesman, printer, scientist and writer Benjamin Franklin died in ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 17

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Those born on this date include:

- American industrialist/financier J.P. Morgan in 1837
- baseball Hall of Fame member Cap Anson in 1852
- Danish author Karen Blixen, who wrote under the name Isak Dinesen, in 1885
- actor William Holden in 1918
- music promoter Don Kirshner in 1934
- actor David Bradley in...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, April 17, the 108th day of 2024 with 258 to follow.

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

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.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret. -- English writer Aphra Behn

Other Notable Events for April 16

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On this date in history:

In 1862, the U.S. Congress abolished slavery in the District of Columbia.

In 1912, as crowds gathered outside its New York City offices, the White Star Line denied that it was withholding information on the sinking of RMS Titanic.

In 1947, a fire aboard the French freighter Grandcamp in ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 16

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- French writer Anatole France in 1844
- aviation pioneer Wilbur Wright in 1867
- movie legend Charlie Chaplin in 1889
- writer Kingsley Amis in 1922
- composer/conductor Henry Mancini in 1924
- Pope Benedict XVI in 1927
- football Hall of fame member Dick Night Train Lane in 1927
- jazz flutist Herbie ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, April 16, the 107th day of 2024 with 259 to follow.

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

Harriet Quimby

This Day in History, April 16

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On April 16th, 1912, Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly a plane across the English Channel.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Bossism is not leadership, and leadership is not bossism. -- former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington

Other Notable Events for April 15

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On this date in history:

In 1817, the oldest, permanent U.S. school for the deaf, Connecticut Asylum for the Education and Instruction of Deaf and Dumb Persons (now the American School for the Deaf), was founded at Hartford, Conn.

In 1865, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln died of an assassin's bullet fired the night before at...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 15

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Those born on this date include:

- Italian painter/inventor Leonardo da Vinci in 1452
- British polar explorer James Clark Ross in 1800
- distiller Joseph E. Seagram in 1841
- author Henry James in 1843
- former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in 1894
- singer Bessie Smith in 1894
- actor Marian ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, April 15, the 106th day of 2024 with 260 to follow.

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

Andrew Johnson

This Day in History, April 15

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On April 15th, 1865, Andrew Johnson became the 17th President of the United States.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: It's OK to make mistakes. Just try not to make the same mistakes over. -- American rapper Da Brat

Other Notable Events for April 14

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On this date in history:

In 1775, the first slavery abolition society in North America was founded by Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush.

In 1828, Noah Webster published his American Dictionary of the English Language. It was the first dictionary of American English to be published.

In 1861, the flag of the ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 14

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Those born on this date include:

- Dutch physicist Christiaan Huygens, founder of the wave theory of light, in 1629
- Anne Sullivan, the miracle worker who taught a blind and deaf Helen Keller, in 1866
- English historian Arnold Toynbee in 1889
- Haitian dictator Francois Papa Doc Duvalier in 1907
- actor Rod ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, April 14, the 105th day of 2024 with 261 to follow.

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

Abraham Lincoln

This Day in History, April 14

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On April 14th, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth.

 

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