On April 16th, 1912, Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly a plane across the English Channel.
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A thought for the day: Nothing is more unpleasant than a virtuous person with a mean mind. -- Walter Bagehot
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 ...Read More
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...Read More
Today is Monday, April 15, the 105th day of 2019 with 260 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Venus. Evening stars are Mars and Uranus.
On April 15th, 1865, Andrew Johnson became the 17th President of the United States.
A thought for the day: If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance. -- Abraham Lincoln