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Other Notable Events for April 21

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On this date in history:

In 1509, Henry VIII became king of England after his father, Henry VII, died.

In 1836, with the battle cry Remember the Alamo! Texas forces under Sam Houston defeated the army of Mexican Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna at San Jacinto, Texas, opening the path to Texas independence.

In ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 21

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Those born on this date include:

- Russian ruler Catherine II -- Catherine the Great -- in 1729
- German educator Friedrich Froebel, who established the concept of the kindergarten, in 1782
- British novelist Charlotte Bronte in 1816
- naturalist/author John Muir in 1838
- German sociologist Max Weber in 1864
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Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, April 21, the 111th day of 2018 with 254 to follow.

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

Romulus and Remus

This Day in History, April 21

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April 21st, 753 B.C. is the traditional date observed for the founding of Rome.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you. -- Ogden Nash

Other Notable Events for April 20

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On this date in history:

In 1871, the U.S. Congress passed the Third Force Act, popularly known as the Ku Klux Klan Act, authorizing President Ulysses S. Grant to declare martial law, impose heavy penalties against terrorist organizations and use military force to suppress the Klan.

In 1902, Marie Curie and Pierre Curie ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 20

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Those born on this date include:

- Roman Catholic St. Rose of Lima in 1586
- French Emperor Napoleon III in 1808
- sculptor Daniel Chester French in 1850
- German dictator Adolf Hitler in 1889
- silent film comedian Harold Lloyd in 1893
- Spanish surrealist painter Joan Miro in 1893
- musician Lionel...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, April 20, the 110th day of 2018 with 255 to follow.

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

Apollo 17 moon landing

This Day in History, April 20

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On April 20th, 1972, Apollo 17 landed on the moon.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own. -- Henry Ford

Other Notable Events for April 19

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On this date in history:

In 1775, the American Revolutionary War began at the Battle of Lexington, Mass. Eight minutemen were killed and 10 injured in an exchange of musket fire with British redcoats.

In 1912, Col. Archibald Gracie, survivor on the ill-fated Titanic, told of being sucked under by the sinking ship before ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 19

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Those born on this date include:

- Statesman Roger Sherman, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, in 1721
- music patron Augustus Juilliard in 1836
- actor Hugh O'Brian in 1925
- actor Jayne Mansfield in 1933
- actor Dudley Moore in 1935
- actor Elinor Donahue in 1937 (age ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, April 19, the 109th day of 2018 with 256 to follow.

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

Revolutionary War

This Day in History, April 19

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On April 19th, 1775, the "shot heard 'round the world" was fired, beginning the Revolutionary War.

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, U.S. patriot Paul Revere began his famous ride through the Massachusetts countryside, crying out The British are coming! to rally the minutemen.

In 1906, an earthquake estimated at magnitude-7.8 struck San ...Read more

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
- musician Clarence Gatemouth Brown in 1924
- actor Barbara Hale in 1922
- actor Hayley Mills in 1946 (age 72)
- actor James Woods in 1947 (age 71)
- actor Rick Moranis in 1953 (age 65)
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Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, April 18, the 108th day of 2018 with 257 to follow.

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

 

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