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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Image is an international language. -- Iranian graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi

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/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 Thursday, April 15, the 105th day of 2021 with 260 to follow.

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

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: American writer Archibald MacLeish said Americans were the first self-constituted, self-declared, self-created people in the history of the world.

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 Wednesday, April 14, the 104th day of 2021 with 261 to follow.

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

Abraham Lincoln

This Day in History, April 14

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

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. -- British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

Other Notable Events for April 13

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On this date in history:

In 1742, George Frideric Handel's Messiah made its world premiere.

In 1873, a mob of former Confederate soldiers and Ku Klux Klan members killed dozens of Black militia men occupying the Grant Parish, La., courthouse after a contested gubernatorial election. The deadly confrontation came to be known...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 13

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Those born on this date include:

- British anti-government conspirator Guy Fawkes in 1570
- Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, in 1743
- Frank Woolworth, founder of the five-and-dime stores, in 1852
- outlaw Butch Cassidy in 1866
- novelist Nella Larsen in 1891
- Alfred Butts, inventor...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2021 with 262 to follow.

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

Fort Sumter

This Day in History, April 13

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On April 13th, 1861, Fort Sumter surrendered in the American Civil War.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: If you treat people right they will treat you right -- 90 percent of the time. -- U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Other Notable Events for April 12

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On this date in history:

In 1861, the Civil War began when Confederate troops opened fire on Fort Sumter in South Carolina.

In 1945, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the longest-serving president in U.S. history, died of a cerebral hemorrhage at Warm Springs, Ga., three months into his fourth term. About 3 hours later, Vice ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 12

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Those born on this date include:

- U.S. statesman Henry Clay in 1777
- opera singer Lily Pons in 1898
- author Beverly Cleary in 1916
- actor/dancer Ann Miller in 1923
- singer Tiny Tim in 1932
- jazz keyboard player Herbie Hancock in 1940 (age 81)
- former South African President Jacob Zuma in 1942 ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2021 with 263 to follow.

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

FDR

This Day in History, April 12

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On April 12th, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died, and Harry Truman was inaugurated as President of the United States.

 

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