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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: I can't imagine working without an audience. -- Bea Arthur

Other Notable Events for April 25

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On this date in history:

In 1507, German geographer and mapmaker Martin Waldseemuller published a book in which he named the newly discovered continent of the New World America after the man he mistakenly thought had discovered it, Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci.

In 1792, La Marseillaise, composed by Claude Joseph ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 25

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Those born on this date include:

- Oliver Cromwell, lord protector of England, in 1599
- U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Brennan in 1906
- pioneer broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow in 1908
- singer Ella Fitzgerald in 1917
- artist Edwin Parker Cy Twombly in 1928
- former Harlem Globetrotters ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, April 25, the 115th day of 2019 with 250 to follow.

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

Daniel Defoe

This Day in History, April 25

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On April 25th, 1719, Daniel Defoe's novel "Robinson Crusoe" was published.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. -- George Santayana

Other Notable Events for April 24

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On this date in history:

In 1704, the Boston News-Letter became the first U.S. newspaper to be published on a regular basis.

In 1800, the U.S. Congress established the Library of Congress.

In 1913, the Woolworth Building, designed by architect Cass Gilbert, an early proponent of skyscrapers, opened to the public ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 24

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Those born on this date include:

- French Roman Catholic St. Vincent de Paul in 1581
- British novelist Anthony Trollope in 1815
- U.S. artist Willem de Kooning in 1904
- actor Shirley MacLaine in 1934 (age 85)
- actor Jill Ireland in 1936
- writer Sue Grafton in 1940
- singer/actor/filmmaker Barbra ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, April 24, the 114th day of 2019 with 251 to follow.

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

Spanish-American War

This Day in History, April 24

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On April 24th, 1898, Spain declared war on the United States, beginning the Spanish-American War.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office. -- Shirley MacLaine

Other Notable Events for April 23

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On this date in history:

In 1635, the first public school in America, the Boston Latin School, was opened.

In 1898, the first movie theater opened at the Koster and Bials Music Hall in New York City.

In 1914, Chicago's Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park, hosts its first baseball game when the Chicago Chi-...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 23

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Those born on this date include:

- English playwright William Shakespeare in 1564
- James Buchanan, 15th president of the United States, in 1791
- Nobel Prize-winning physicist Max Planck in 1858
- Canadian Prime Minister/Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lester Pearson in 1897
- actor/diplomat Shirley Temple Black in ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2019 with 252 to follow.

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

William Shakespeare

This Day in History, April 23

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April 23rd, 1616 marks the death of both William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Other Notable Events for April 22

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On this date in history:

In 1500, Brazil was discovered by Pedro Alvarez Cabral.

In 1889, about 20,000 homesteaders massed along the border of the Oklahoma Territory, awaiting the signal to start the Oklahoma land rush.

In 1914, U.S. forces took control of the Mexican port city of Veracruz during the fighting of ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 22

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Those born on this date include:

- Spanish Queen Isabella I, who funded the first voyage of Christopher Columbus to the New World, in 1451
- British novelist Henry Fielding in 1707
- German philosopher Immanuel Kant in 1724
- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, leader of Russia's 1917 Communist revolution, in 1870
- novelist...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, April 22, the 112th day of 2019 with 253 to follow.

This is Earth Day.

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

Babe Ruth

This Day in History, April 22

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On April 22nd, 1914, Babe Ruth pitched his first professional game.

 

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