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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)
-...Read more

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.

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 1524, Italian navigator Giovanni Verrazano discovered New York Harbor.

In ...Read more

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
- actor William Holden in 1918
- music promoter Don Kirshner in 1934
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, April 17, the 107th day of 2018 with 258 to follow.

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

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it lit. -- Mary Lou Retton

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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- aviation pioneer Wilbur Wright in 1867
- movie legend Charlie Chaplin in 1889
- writer Kingsley Amis in 1922
- composer/conductor Henry Mancini in 1924
- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in 1927 (age 91)
- football Hall of fame member Dick Night Train Lane in 1927
- jazz flutist Herbie Mann in 1930
- singer ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, April 16, the 106th day of 2018 with 259 to follow.

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

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: Nothing is more unpleasant than a virtuous person with a mean mind. -- Walter Bagehot

Other Notable Events for April 15

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On this date in history:

In 1817, the first U.S. public 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 Ford...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 15

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Those born on this date include:

- Italian painter and 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 Sunday, April 15, the 105th day of 2018 with 260 to follow.

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

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.

 

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