On April 8th, 1742, Handel's "Messiah" was performed for the first time, in Dublin.
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A thought for the day: Dope never helped anybody sing better or play music better or do anything better. All dope can do for you is kill you -- and kill you the long, slow, hard way. -- American singer Billie Holiday
On this date in history:
In 1862, Union forces under the command of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Confederates at Shiloh, Tenn.
In 1922, under the direction Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Missionary St. Francis Xavier in 1506
- Pope Clement XII in 1652
- English poet William Wordsworth in 1770
- Father of American Football Walter Camp in 1859
Today is Wednesday, April 7, the 97th day of 2021 with 268 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn. Evening stars are Mars, Uranus and Venus.
On April 7th, 1805, Beethoven's Third Symphony was performed publicly for the first time.