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1mks  (Level: 219.5 - Posts: 5925)
Sun, 18th Apr '10 12:39 PM


Ladyvol  (Level: 212.2 - Posts: 5649)
Sun, 18th Apr '10 12:43 PM

That was pretty neat...

Gypsylady  (Level: 148.2 - Posts: 6097)
Sun, 18th Apr '10 1:03 PM

Thanks, Marsha! Interesting!


Frankielaine72  (Level: 3.5 - Posts: 30)
Sun, 18th Apr '10 1:10 PM

Very interesting!! Thanks

Diva305  (Level: 152.6 - Posts: 1655)
Sun, 18th Apr '10 2:21 PM

Kewl Marsha!


Here's today 4/18

Earthquake, first crossword puzzle book, Yankee Stadium!
Very interesting.

1983 Truck-bomb strikes the U.S. Embassy
in Beirut, killing 17 Americans and 46 Lebanese.

1978 U.S. Senate votes to turn the Panama Canal
over to Panama on December 31, 1999.

1956 First major-league umpire to wear glasses
Eddie Rommel of the American League. Source: Famous First Facts

1942 World War II - First U.S. bombing of the Japanese mainland
Doolittle raids Tokyo with 16 B-25 bombers.

1934 First U.S. launderette
opens, in Texas.

1924 First crossword puzzle book
is published by Simon and Schuster. Source: Famous First Facts

1923 Yankee Stadium
The stadium has its first game, with Babe Ruth hitting the stadium's first home run.

1906 San Francisco Earthquake
The most violent U.S. earthquake ever recorded hits San Francisco, destroying 25,000 buildings and killing hundreds of people.

1846 First printing telegraph
American inventor Royal Earl House receives a patent for his device, which was capable of 50 words a minute.

1775 American Revolution
Paul Revere makes his famous ride announcing the arrival of the British.

1506 St. Peter's Basilica
Pope Julius II lays the cornerstone of the famous basilica.

1963 Conan O'Brien
American Emmy-winning TV host, comedian. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. TV: Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993-2009) and The Simpsons (writer and producer).

1956 John James
American actor. TV: Dynasty (Jeff Colby).

1953 Rick Moranis
Canadian Emmy-winning actor. Film: Ghostbusters (1984), Little Shop of Horrors (1986), and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989). TV: Second City TV. Comedy Album: The Agoraphobic Cowboy (2005).

1947 James Woods
American actor. Film: The Onion Field (1979), Videodrome (1983), and Once Upon a Time in America (1984).

1947 Dorothy Lyman
American Emmy-winning actress. TV: Mama's Family (Naomi).

1946 Hayley Mills
British actress. Film: Pollyanna (1960), The Parent Trap (1962), and That Darn Cat (1965).

1937 Robert Hooks
American actor. TV: N.Y.P.D. (Det. Jeff Ward).

1933 d. 1993 Harold Innocent
(Harold Sydney Harrison), English actor. Film: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991, the corrupt bishop).

1921 Barbara Hale
American Emmy-winning actress. TV: Perry Mason (Della Street).

1912 d. 1978 Wendy Barrie
(Wendy Jenkins), British actress. TV: The Wendy Barrie Show.

1904 d. 1981 Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham
American comedian. TV: Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (the judge).

1857 d. 1938 Clarence Darrow
American lawyer, defender of John Scopes in the famous Tennessee Monkey Trial (1925).

1993 b. 1919 Bernie Wayne
American composer. Music: There She Is (1955, Miss America Pageant theme) and the music for Blue Velvet (1963, #1).

1955 b. 1879 Albert Einstein
German-born Nobel-winning physicist and mathematician who introduced the theory of relativity.

1945 b. 1849 Sir John Ambrose Fleming
English engineer. He patented the first vacuum tube (1904), revolutionizing the wireless telegraph. He also made numerous contributions to the development of the telephone and electric lighting.

1912 b. 1833 Major Walter Clopton Wingfield
British tennis pioneer, inventor of the game of tennis (1873).

1873 b. 1803 Justus von Liebig
German organic chemist. His work in replacing soil minerals laid the foundation for modern fertilization.

1853 b. 1786 William Rufus King
13th U.S. Vice-President (1853). He took oath of office in Cuba.

1674 b. 1620 John Graunt
English statistician. He co-wrote the world's first book of statistics and is the founder of the science of demography (the statistical study of human populations).

Alvandy  (Level: 240.3 - Posts: 7692)
Sun, 18th Apr '10 2:25 PM

Pretty impressive. Some great information,
But it didn't list my birthday on the appropriate list- so it needs some more editorial researching.

Thanks for posting.

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