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Today In History - April 24
Today in History in 1934 actress Shirley MacLaine, was born in Richmond, Virginia; in 1942 in Brooklyn, New York American singer, actress, and director Barbra Streisand was born; and in 1982 Kelly Clarkson, American singer and winner of the inaugural season of TV series American Idol was born in Houston, Texas.
Monday, April 24, 2017

Today In History - April 23
Today in History in 1564 it is traditionally regarded as the birthdate of William Shakespeare, English Poet and playwright; in 1597 his play “The Merry Wives of Windsor” was first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance; and in 1616 Shakespeare died at the age of 52.
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Today In History - April 22
Today in History in 1914 Babe Ruth’s first professional baseball game as a pitcher; in 1937 actor Jack Nicholson was born in New Jersey; and in 1994 Richard Nixon, 37th President (1969-75), died of a stroke at age 81.
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Today In History - April 21
Today in History in 753 Romulus and Remus found Rome; in 1789 John Adams was sworn in as the first U.S. Vice President; and in 1878 First Lady Lucy Hayes began the egg rolling contest on the White House lawn.
Friday, April 21, 2017

Today In History - April 20
Today in History in 1611 was the first known performance of Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth at the Globe Theatre in London; in 1862 Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard completed the first pasteurization test; and in 1972 Apollo 16’s Young and Duke land on the Moon with the Boeing Lunar Rover #2.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Today In History - April 19
Today in History in 1770 British explorer Captain James Cook first sights Australia; in 1775 the American Revolution began; and in 1897 the first Boston Marathon was ran.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Today In History - April 18
Today in History in 1783 fighting ceased in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it began; and in 1906 the San Francisco earthquake and fire kills nearly 4,000 while destroying 75% of the city.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Today In History - April 17
Today in History in 1397 Geoffrey Chaucer tells the Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II; in  1492 Columbus signed contract with Spain to find Indies; and in 1790 U.S. founding father, inventor and writer Benjamin Franklin died at age 84.
Monday, April 17, 2017

Today In History - April 16
Today in History in 1705 Queen Anne of England knighted Isaac Newton; in 1881 in Dodge City, Kansas Bat Masterson fought his last gun battle; and in 1977 Alex Haley found his Roots in Juffure, Gambia.
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Today In History - April 15
Today in History in 1865 Abraham Lincoln dies after being shot while attending the play “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theatre; in 1912 the RMS Titanic sank at 2:27 a.m. off of Newfoundland as the band played on; and in 1945 FDR was buried on the grounds of his Hyde Park home.
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Today In History - April 14
Today in History in 1828 author Noah Webster registered his copyright for the First American Dictionary; in 1865 President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater; and in 1910 the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. off of Newfoundland.
Friday, April 14, 2017

Today In History - April 13
Today in History in 1860 the first Pony Express reached Sacramento, California; in 1954 Hank Aaron played his first game with the Milwaukee Braves; and in 1970 Apollo 13 announced “Houston, we’ve got a problem!” as the Beech-built oxygen tank exploded enroute to the Moon.
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Today In History - April 12
Today in History in 1776 the Halifax Resolution for Independence was adopted by North Carolina; in 1811 the first U.S. colonists on Pacific coast arrived at Cape Disappointment, Washington; and in 1861  Fort Sumter, S.C. is shelled by Confederacy, starting the Civil War.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Today In History - April 11
Today in History in 1814 Napoleon abdicates unconditionally and is exiled to Elba; in 1912 the RMS Titanic leaves Queenstown, Ireland for New York; and in 2012 fossilized dinosaur eggs with embryos are discovered in China.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Today In History - April 10
Today in History in 1825 the first hotel in Hawaii opened; in 1955 Dr. Jonas Salk successfully tested the Polio Vaccine; and in 1970 Paul McCartney officially announced the split of The Beatles.
Monday, April 10, 2017

Today In History - April 9
Today in History in 1865 Confederate General Robert E. Lee and 26,765 troops surrendered at Appomattox Court House to U.S. Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant.
Sunday, April 09, 2017

Today In History - April 8
Today in History in 1861 the U.S. Mint at Dahlonega, Georgia was seized by the Confederacy; in 1974 Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s home run record hitting his 715th in Atlanta, Georgia; and in 1986 Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel, California.
Saturday, April 08, 2017

Today In History - April 7
Today in History in 1798 the Mississippi Territory was organized; in 1827 English chemist John Walker invented wooden matches; and in  1906 Mount Vesuvius erupted and devastated Naples, Italy.
Friday, April 07, 2017

Today In History - April 6
Today in History in 1722 Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, ends tax on men with beards; in 1889 George Eastman puts Kodak Camera on sale for the first time; and in 1947 the first Tony Awards were held with Arthur Miller, David Wayne and Patricia Neal winning for theatrical achievements.
Thursday, April 06, 2017

Today In History - April 5
Today in History in 1621 the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth on a return trip to England; in 1887 Anne Sullivan taught “water” to Helen Keller; and in 1974 the then tallest building at 110 stories World Trade Center opened in New York City.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017


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