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On This Day ....
In History

Information about a few dates in history.

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April 22, 2014

2000 - Six year old Elian Gonzalez seized from his Miami home by Federal agents.

1993 - Version one of Mosaic web browser is released - credited as popularizing the World Wide Web.  1993 - Candid Camera creator & host, Allen Funt, suffers a stroke at his home in Pebble Beach.

1978 - John Belushi & Dan Aykroyd performed as The Blues Brothers on SNL.

1969 - Boxing legend Joe Frazier KO’s Dave Zyglewick claiming world heavyweight boxing title.

1954 - Army-McCarthy televised hearings begin.

1889 - The Oklahoma Land Rush occurs at 12 noon - thousands dashed for unclaimed land.

1864 - US mints 2 cent coin (first appearance of "In God We Trust").

1509 - Henry VIII ascended to throne of England.



to burn off one plain M&M candy, you need to walk the full length of a football field.

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April 21, 2014

1995 - The final ever game is played at the Boston Garden - Celtics lose to Knicks 98-92.
1989 - Tiananmen Square student protests in Beijing begin.
1967 - Svetlana Alliluyeva (Josef Stalin's daughter) defects to NYC.
1962 - The Seattle World's Fair begins, which revitalized Seattle's economy by bringing 10 million people to the city.
1956 - Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" is the singer's first song to reach number one on the charts.
1918 - "Red" Baron von Richtofen, killed in WWI.
1898 - Spanish-American War begins.
1856 - The first rail train to pass over the mighty Mississippi River between Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island.
753 - Mythological date for when Rome is founded by twins Romulus and Remus.



if every star in the Milky Way was a grain of salt, they would fill an Olympic sized swimming pool.

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April 18, 2014

1995 - NFL legend Joe Montana announces that he will be retiring from football.
1983 - American author Alice Walker receives the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for "The Color Purple".
1980 - The Republic of Zimbabwe comes into existence.   
1942 - WWII: Doolittle Raid on Tokyo occurs.
1924 - The first crossword puzzle book is published by Simon and Schuster.
1909 - Joan of Arc is beatified in Rome.
1838 - Wilkes' expedition to South Pole.
1775 - 2 lanterns hung in Old North Church steeple in Boston, leading to the famous midnight ride of Paul Revere.
1506 - Cornerstone laid for St. Peter's Basilica.


the bald eagles eyesight is 10 times better than a humans.

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April 17, 2014

1987 - The one and only Julius Erving (Dr. J) becomes 3rd NBA player to score 30,000 points.
1973 - FedEx begins operations, offering better options for overnight and cross-country shipping.
1964 - The Ford Mustang makes its debut.
1961 - Bay of Pigs Invasion.
1895 - Japan & China: Treaty of Shimonoseki.
1524 - New York harbor is explored by Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano .
1521 - Martin Luther's Diet of Worms speech.
1492 - Spain and Christopher Columbus sign a contract for him to sail to Asia to get spices.
1397 - Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.



Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool.  He changed it every 2 innings!

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April 16, 2014

2010 - The airline industry overseas grinds to a halt as planes in the UK, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia are determined unsafe to fly.
as a result of the volcanic ash coming from Iceland.
1963 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pens his famous Letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated in Birmingham, Alabama for protesting against segregation.
1947 - Bernard Baruch coins the term "Cold War" to describe the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union.
1945 - The Red Army begins the final assault on German forces around Berlin.
1943 - Dr. Albert Hofmann discovers the psychedelic effects of LSD.
1940 - Bob Feller pitches the only opening day no-hitter in MLB history, for Cleveland Indians.
1940 - The first ever televised baseball game appears on WGN-TV.
1917 - Revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin returned to Russia after years of exile.
73 - The Jewish fortress Masada captured by Romans.



there are more female than male millionaires in the United States.


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April 15, 2014

1992 - Jay Leno makes his last appearance as Johnny Carson's "permanent" Tonight Show guest host.
1990 - "In Living Color", the brainchild of the Wayans brothers, premieres on FOX-TV.
1983 - Tokyo Disneyland opens.
1955 - First opening of a restaurant owned by Ray Kroc (in Illinois), technically the founding of McDonald's restaurants.
1947 - Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball.
1923 - Manufactured insulin becomes widely available to all diabetics.
1865 - With a famous cover and headline - the New York Times features the assassination of President Lincoln.
1850 - The incorporation of the City of San Francisco.



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April 14, 2014

1996 - Greg Norman has a historic collapse as he blows six stroke lead on final day & loses Masters.
1969 - Katherine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand tie for Best Actress Oscar.
1956 - The first demonstration of videotape is conducted in Chicago, Illinois.
1881 - The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight erupted in El Paso, Texas.
1865 - President Abraham Lincoln assassinated.
1828 - Webster's dictionary first published.
1775 - First pro-abolition movement established in Philadelphia, PA by Benjamin Franklin.
1434 - Construction begins on Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul.
966 - Founding of the Polish State: Dobrawa of Bohemia marries Mieszko I.



an airplane mechanic invented Slinky while he was playing with engine parts
and realized the possible secondary use for the springs.

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April 11, 2014

1989 - Ron Hextall becomes the first goalie in NHL history to score a goal during NHL playoff game.
1976 - Apple creates the Apple I, Apple's first product.
1970 - Launch of Apollo 13.
1961 - Trial of Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann.
1947 - Jackie Robinson plays for the Brooklyn Dodgers in an exhibition match.
1919 - International Labour Organization begins.
1898 - Spanish-American Treaty of Paris.
1814 - Napoleon Bonaparte exiled to Elba.
1713 - Treaty of Utrecht ends the War of the Spanish Succession.



camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.

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April 10, 2014

2005 - Tiger Woods wins the Masters, sinking a 30-foot putt on the 16th hole.
1998 - Peace accord reached between Britain and Northern Ireland.
1970 - Paul McCartney releases his solo album, confirming rumors that the Beatles have broken up.
1960 - Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill.
1938 - Austria votes to merge with Germany in a referendum.
1930 - Synthetic rubber first developed by German chemical company IG Farben.
1925 - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published in New York, New York by Charles Scribner's Sons.
1912 - The Titanic leaves port for its ill-fated journey to New York.
1866 - American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded.


there is a giant mushroom in Oregon that is over 2,400 years old,
covers 3.4 square miles of land, and is still growing!



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