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Thursday, April 24, 2014

April 23 - The Day in History

April 23 : General Interest
1564: William Shakespeare born

According to tradition, the great English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare is born in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1564... read more


American Revolution
1778 : John Paul Jones burns Whitehaven, England
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-paul-jones-burns-whitehaven-england

Automotive
1987 : Chrysler buys luxury automaker Lamborghini
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chrysler-buys-luxury-automaker-lamborghini

Civil War
1865 : "Panic has seized the country," writes Davis
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/panic-has-seized-the-country-writes-davis

Cold War
1945 : Truman confronts Molotov
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truman-confronts-molotov

Crime
1969 : Sirhan Sirhan receives death penalty
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sirhan-sirhan-receives-death-penalty

Disaster
1967 : Soviet cosmonaut is killed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviet-cosmonaut-is-killed

General Interest
1014 : King Brian of Ireland murdered by Vikings
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/king-brian-of-ireland-murdered-by-vikings

Hollywood
1986 : Otto Preminger dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/otto-preminger-dies

Literary
1564 : Birth and death of William Shakespeare celebrated
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/birth-and-death-of-william-shakespeare-celebrated

Music
1961 : Judy Garland plays Carnegie Hall
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/judy-garland-plays-carnegie-hall

Old West
1859 : Byers publishes first Denver newspaper
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/byers-publishes-first-denver-newspaper

Presidential
1791 : James Buchanan is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/james-buchanan-is-born

Sports
1954 : Hank Aaron hits first home run of his MLB career
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hank-aaron-hits-first-home-run-of-his-mlb-career

Vietnam War
1975 : Ford says that war is finished for America
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ford-says-that-war-is-finished-for-america

World War I
1915 : Poet-soldier Rupert Brooke dies in Greece
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/poet-soldier-rupert-brooke-dies-in-greece

World War II
1942 : Germans begin "Baedeker Raids" on England
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-begin-baedeker-raids-on-england

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

April 22 - This day in History

April 22 : General Interest
1970: The first Earth Day

Earth Day, an event to increase public awareness of the world's environmental problems, is celebrated in the United States for the first time... read more


American Revolution
1778 : John Paul Jones leads American raid on Whitehaven, England
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-paul-jones-leads-american-raid-on-whitehaven-england

Automotive
1933 : Rolls-Royce co-founder dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rolls-royce-co-founder-dies

Civil War
1863 : Union raid cuts Mississippi telegraph wires
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/griersons-raid-cuts-telegraph-wires-near-macon

Cold War
1954 : McCarthy Army hearings begin
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mccarthy-army-hearings-begin

Crime
1886 : Seduction is made illegal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/seduction-is-made-illegal
1934 : An FBI agent is killed in a gangster raid
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/an-fbi-agent-is-killed-in-a-gangster-raid

Disaster
1992 : Sewers explode in Guadalajara
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sewers-explode-in-guadalajara

General Interest
1915 : Germans introduce poison gas
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-introduce-poison-gas
1997 : Fujimori orders assault on Japanese ambassador's home
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fujimori-orders-assault-on-japanese-ambassadors-home

Hollywood
1937 : Jack Nicholson born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jack-nicholson-born

Literary
1873 : Ellen Glasgow, Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ellen-glasgow-pulitzer-prize-winning-american-novelist-is-born

Music
1978 : The Blues Brothers make their world premiere on Saturday Night Live
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-blues-brothers-make-their-world-premiere-on-saturday-night-live

Old West
1889 : The Oklahoma land rush begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-oklahoma-land-rush-begins

Presidential
1994 : Former President Richard Nixon dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/former-president-richard-nixon-dies

Sports
2004 : Pat Tillman killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pat-tillman-killed-by-friendly-fire-in-afghanistan

Vietnam War
1968 : South Vietnamese have increased combat capabilities
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-have-increased-combat-capabilities
1972 : Antiwar demonstrations held
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/antiwar-demonstrations-held

World War I
1915 : Second Battle of Ypres begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/second-battle-of-ypres-begins

World War II
1944 : Americans launch Operation Persecution in the Pacific
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/americans-launch-operation-persecution-in-the-pacific
1945 : Hitler admits defeat
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hitler-admits-defeat

Monday, April 21, 2014

April 21 - This Day in History

April 21 : General Interest
753 B.C. : Rome founded

According to tradition, on April 21, 753 B.C., Romulus and his twin brother, Remus, found Rome on the site where they were suckled by a she-wolf as orphaned infants... read more


American Revolution
1777 : British attack Danbury, Connecticut
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-attack-danbury-connecticut

Automotive
1967 : GM celebrates 100 millionth U.S.-made car
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gm-celebrates-100-millionth-us-made-car

Civil War
1863 : Steight's Raid begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/steights-raid-begins

Cold War
1953 : Roy Cohn and David Schine return to U.S.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/roy-cohn-and-david-schine-return-to-us

Crime
1992 : Executions resume in California
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/executions-resume-in-california

Disaster
1930 : Prisoners left to burn in Ohio fire
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/prisoners-left-to-burn-in-ohio-fire

General Interest
1836 : The Battle of San Jacinto
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-battle-of-san-jacinto
1918 : Red Baron killed in action
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/red-baron-killed-in-action
1989 : Chinese students begin protests at Tiananmen Square
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-students-begin-protests-at-tiananmen-square

Hollywood
1895 : First movie projector demonstrated in United States
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-movie-projector-demonstrated-in-united-states

Literary
1816 : Charlotte Bronte born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/charlotte-bronte-born

Music
1973 : "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree" tops the U.S. pop charts and creates a cultural phenomenon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/quottie-a-yellow-ribbon-round-the-old-oak-treequot-tops-the-us-pop-charts-and-creates-a-cultural-phenomenon

Old West
1838 : Naturalist John Muir is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/naturalist-john-muir-is-born

Presidential
1863 : Lincoln's funeral train leaves D.C.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincolns-funeral-train-leaves-dc

Sports
1980 : Rosie Ruiz fakes Boston Marathon win
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rosie-ruiz-fakes-boston-marathon-win

Vietnam War
1965 : Intelligence reveals North Vietnamese units in South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/intelligence-reveals-north-vietnamese-units-in-south-vietnam
1975 : Thieu flees Saigon as Xuan Loc falls
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thieu-flees-saigon-as-xuan-loc-falls

World War I
1918 : Red Baron killed in action
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/red-baron-killed

World War II
1945 : Red Army overruns German High Command as it approaches the capital
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/red-army-overruns-german-high-command-as-it-approaches-the-capital


Sunday, April 20, 2014

April 20 - The Day in History

April 20 : General Interest
1980: Castro announces Mariel Boatlift

On April 20, 1980, the Castro regime announces that all Cubans wishing to emigrate to the U.S. are free to board boats at the port of Mariel west of Havana, launching the Mariel Boatlift... read more


American Revolution
1777 : New York adopts state constitution
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/new-york-adopts-state-constitution

Automotive
2008 : Danica Patrick becomes first woman to win Indy race
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/danica-patrick-becomes-first-woman-to-win-indy-race

Civil War
1861 : Lee resigns from U.S. Army
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lee-resigns-from-us-army

Cold War
1978 : Korean Air Lines jet forced down over Soviet Union
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/korean-air-lines-jet-forced-down-over-soviet-union

Crime
1999 : A massacre at Columbine High School
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-massacre-at-columbine-high-school

Disaster
2010 : Massive oil spill begins in Gulf of Mexico
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/massive-oil-spill-begins-in-gulf-of-mexico

General Interest
1689 : Siege of Londonderry begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/siege-of-londonderry-begins
1871 : Ku Klux Act passed by Congress
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ku-klux-act-passed-by-congress
1902 : Curies isolate radium
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/curies-isolate-radium
1999 : Columbine High School massacre
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/columbine-high-school-massacre

Hollywood
1926 : New sound process for films announced
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/new-sound-process-for-films-announced

Literary
1841 : First detective story is published
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-detective-story-is-published

Music
1923 : "Mambo King" Tito Puente is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mambo-king-tito-puente-is-born

Old West
1914 : Militia slaughters strikers at Ludlow, Colorado
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/militia-slaughters-strikers-at-ludlow-colorado

Presidential
1898 : McKinley asks for declaration of war with Spain
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mckinley-asks-for-declaration-of-war-with-spain

Sports
1986 : Jordan scores 63 points in playoff game
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jordan-scores-63-points-in-playoff-game

Vietnam War
1970 : Nixon announces more troop withdrawals
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-announces-more-troop-withdrawals
1971 : "Fragging" on the rise in U.S. units
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fragging-on-the-rise-in-us-units

World War I
1917 : Nivelle Offensive ends in failure
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nivelle-offensive-ends-in-failure

World War II
1945 : Operation Corncob is launched while Hitler celebrates his birthday
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-corncob-is-launched-while-hitler-celebrates-his-birthday

Saturday, April 19, 2014

April 19 - This day in History

April 19 : General Interest
1897: First Boston Marathon held

On April 19, 1897, John J. McDermott of New York won the first Boston Marathon with a time of 2:55:10... read more


American Revolution
1775 : The American Revolution begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-american-revolution-begins

Automotive
1964 : Mario Andretti competes in first Indy car event
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mario-andretti-competes-in-first-indy-car-event

Civil War
1861 : Baltimoreans attack Union troops
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/baltimore-riots

Cold War
1949 : Soviet clowns lampoon U.S. foreign policy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviet-clowns-lampoon-us-foreign-policy

Crime
1989 : Central Park jogger attack shocks New York City
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/central-park-jogger-attack-shocks-new-york-city

Disaster
1902 : Earthquake rocks Guatemala
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/earthquake-rocks-guatemala

General Interest
1861 : First blood in the Civil War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-blood-in-the-civil-war
1943 : Warsaw Ghetto Uprising begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/warsaw-ghetto-uprising-begins
1993 : Branch Davidian compound burns
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/branch-davidian-compound-burns
1995 : Truck bomb explodes in Oklahoma City
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truck-bomb-explodes-in-oklahoma-city

Hollywood
2002 : My Big Fat Greek Wedding released
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/my-big-fat-greek-wedding-released

Literary
1824 : Lord Byron dies in Greece
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lord-byron-dies-in-greece

Music
1975 : The Captain and Tennille bring wedded bliss to the pop charts with their first hit record
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-captain-and-tennille-bring-wedded-bliss-to-the-pop-charts-with-their-first-hit-record

Old West
1876 : Wyatt Earp dropped from Wichita police force
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wyatt-earp-dropped-from-wichita-police-force

Presidential
1809 : Jefferson sells servant to Madison
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jefferson-sells-servant-to-madison

Sports
1897 : First Boston Marathon run
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-boston-marathon-run

Vietnam War
1967 : Air Force pilot cited for bravery
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/air-force-pilot-cited-for-bravery
1971 : Vietnam Veterans Against the War demonstrate
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vietnam-veterans-against-the-war-demonstrate

World War I
1919 : Discussion of Italian claims begins at Paris peace conference
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/discussion-of-italian-claims-begins-at-paris-peace-conference

World War II
1943 : Warsaw ghetto uprising put down
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/warsaw-ghetto-uprising-put-down

April 18 - This Day in History

April 18 : General Interest
1906: The Great San Francisco Earthquake

At 5:13 a.m., an earthquake estimated at close to 8.0 on the Richter scale strikes San Francisco, California, killing hundreds of people as it topples numerous buildings... read more


American Revolution
1775 : Revere and Dawes warn of British attack
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/revere-and-dawes-warn-of-british-attack

Automotive
2009 : Fifty-year-old Mark Martin wins NASCAR race
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fifty-year-old-mark-martin-wins-nascar-race

Civil War
1864 : Confederates inflict pain at Battle of Poison Spring
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-poison-springs-arkansas

Cold War
1989 : Chinese students protest against government
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-students-protest-against-government

Crime
1974 : The Red Brigades terrorize Italy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-red-brigade-terrorizes-italy

Disaster
1880 : Missouri is ravaged by tornadoes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/missouri-is-ravaged-by-tornadoes

General Interest
1521 : Luther defiant at Diet of Worms
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/luther-defiant-at-diet-of-worms
1775 : Revere and Dawes ride
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/revere-and-dawes-ride
1942 : Doolittle leads air raid on Tokyo
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/doolittle-leads-air-raid-on-tokyo
1945 : Journalist Ernie Pyle killed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/journalist-ernie-pyle-killed
1983 : Suicide bomber destroys U.S. embassy in Beirut
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/suicide-bomber-destroys-us-embassy-in-beirut

Hollywood
1956 : Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier marry
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/grace-kelly-and-prince-rainier-marry
2012 : Dick Clark, host of "American Bandstand" and "New Year's Rockin' Eve," dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dick-clark-host-of-american-bandstand-and-new-years-rockin-eve-dies

Literary
1958 : Federal court decides to release Ezra Pound
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/federal-court-decides-to-release-ezra-pound

Music
1906 : Enrico Caruso survives the San Francisco earthquake
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/enrico-caruso-survives-the-san-francisco-earthquake

Old West
1906 : San Francisco earthquake
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/san-francisco-earthquake

Presidential
1961 : JFK denies U.S. military intervention in Cuba
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jfk-denies-us-military-intervention-in-cuba

Sports
1983 : Benoit wins Boston Marathon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/benoit-wins-boston-marathon

Vietnam War
1969 : Nixon says prospects for peace in Vietnam are better
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-says-prospects-for-peace-in-vietnam-are-better

World War I
1915 : Germans shoot down French pilot Roland Garros
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-shoot-down-french-pilot-roland-garros

World War II
1945 : Ernie Pyle killed at Okinawa
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ernie-pyle-killed-at-okinawa

April 17 - This Day in History

April 17 : General Interest
1970: Apollo 13 returns to Earth

With the world anxiously watching, Apollo 13, a U.S. lunar spacecraft that suffered a severe malfunction on its journey to the moon, safely returns to Earth... read more


American Revolution
1783 : Colbert launches raid on Fort Carlos, Arkansas
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/colbert-launches-raid-on-fort-carlos-arkansas

Automotive
1964 : Ford Mustang debuts at World's Fair
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ford-mustang-debuts-at-worlds-fair

Civil War
1864 : Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina, begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-plymouth-north-carolina-begins

Cold War
1961 : The Bay of Pigs invasion begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-bay-of-pigs-invasion-begins

Crime
1936 : A single horsehair uncovers a murderer
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-single-horsehair-uncovers-a-murderer

Disaster
1815 : Volcanic eruption kills 80,000
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/volcanic-eruption-kills-80000

General Interest
1790 : Benjamin Franklin dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/benjamin-franklin-dies
1941 : Yugoslavia surrenders
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/yugoslavia-surrenders
1969 : Architect of Czechoslovakia's Prague Spring resigns
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/architect-of-czechoslovakias-prague-spring-resigns

Hollywood
2002 : General Hospital airs 10,000th episode
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/general-hospital-airs-10000th-episode

Literary
1885 : Isak Dinesen is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/isak-dinesen-is-born

Music
1960 : Eddie Cochran dies, and Gene Vincent is injured, in a UK car accident
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eddie-cochran-dies-and-gene-vincent-is-injured-in-a-uk-car-accident

Old West
1882 : Life of Billy the Kid arrives at Library of Congress
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/life-of-billy-the-kid-arrives-at-library-of-congress

Presidential
1961 : JFK waits for word on the Bay of Pigs invasion
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jfk-waits-for-word-on-the-bay-of-pigs-invasion

Sports
1976 : Mike Schmidt hits four consecutive homers
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mike-schmidt-hits-four-consecutive-homers

Vietnam War
1972 : First antiwar protest of the year is conducted
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-antiwar-protest-of-the-year-is-conducted
1975 : Cambodia falls to the Khmer Rouge
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cambodia-falls-to-the-khmer-rouge

World War I
1917 : Second Battle of Gaza
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/second-battle-of-gaza

World War II
1941 : The Yugoslav army surrenders
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-yugoslav-army-surrenders
1942 : General Henri Giraud makes his great escape
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/general-henri-giraud-makes-his-great-escape
1945 : Americans seize 1,100 tons of uranium
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/americans-seize-1100-tons-of-uranium

April 16 - This Day in History

April 16 : General Interest
1943: Hallucinogenic effects of LSD discovered

In Basel, Switzerland, Albert Hoffman, a Swiss chemist working at the Sandoz pharmaceutical research laboratory, accidentally consumes LSD-25, a synthetic drug he had created in 1938 as part of his research into the medicinal value of lysergic acid compounds... read more


American Revolution
1738 : General Sir Henry Clinton is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/general-sir-henry-clinton-is-born

Automotive
1946 : Arthur Chevrolet commits suicide
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/arthur-chevrolet-commits-suicide

Civil War
1863 : Union ships pass Vicksburg
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/passage-of-vicksburg

Cold War
1947 : Bernard Baruch coins the term "Cold War"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bernard-baruch-coins-the-term-cold-war

Crime
2007 : Massacre at Virginia Tech leaves 32 dead
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/massacre-at-virginia-tech-leaves-32-dead

Disaster
1947 : Fertilizer explosion kills 581 in Texas
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fertilizer-explosion-kills-581-in-texas

General Interest
1917 : Lenin returns
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lenin-returns
1947 : Texas City explodes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/texas-city-explodes
1972 : Apollo 16 departs for moon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/iapollo-16i-departs-for-moon

Hollywood
1889 : Charlie Chaplin born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/charlie-chaplin-born

Literary
1922 : Kingsley Amis is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kingsley-amis-is-born

Music
1977 : David Soul, of Starsky & Hutch, has the #1 song on the U.S. pop charts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/david-soul-of-starsky--hutch-has-the-1-song-on-the-us-pop-charts

Old West
1881 : Bat Masterson's last shootout
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bat-mastersons-last-shootout

Presidential
1789 : Washington leaves Mt. Vernon for his inauguration
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/washington-leaves-mt-vernon-for-his-inauguration

Sports
1940 : Bob Feller throws no-hitter
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bob-feller-throws-no-hitter

Vietnam War
1968 : Johnson arrives in Honolulu
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/johnson-arrives-in-honolulu
1972 : United States resumes bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-resumes-bombing-of-hanoi-and-haiphong

World War I
1917 : Lenin returns to Russia from exile
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lenin-returns-to-russia-from-exile

World War II
1897 : Frederick William Winterbotham, one of Britain's top code breakers, is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/frederick-william-winterbotham-one-of-britains-top-code-breakers-is-born

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Woman / Parrot Illusion - World Body Painting Champion


This parrot is in fact a female model who posed for 'world body painting champion' Johannes Stötter.

The Italian artist spent weeks planning the transformation, taking four hours to paint his subject with ink.

The model's arm forms the parrot's head and beak, and her legs form the wing and tail feathers


Ancient Chinese Women Footware Binding


























April 15 - The Day in History

April 15 : General Interest
1947: Jackie Robinson breaks color barrier

On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28, becomes the first African-American player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to compete for the Brooklyn Dodgers... read more


American Revolution
1783 : Congress ratifies peace with Great Britain
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-ratifies-peace-with-great-britain

Automotive
1912 : Race car driver goes down with the Titanic
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/race-car-driver-goes-down-with-the-titanic

Civil War
1865 : President Lincoln dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-dies-from-an-assassins-bullet

Cold War
1959 : Castro visits the United States
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/castro-visits-the-united-states

Crime
1920 : The Sacco-Vanzetti case draws national attention
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-sacco-vanzetti-case-draws-national-attention

Disaster
1912 : "Unsinkable" Titanic sinks
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/unsinkable-titanic-sinks

General Interest
1865 : President Lincoln dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-lincoln-dies
1912 : Titanic sinks
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/titanic-sinks
1998 : Pol Pot dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pol-pot-dies
2013 : Three people killed, hundreds injured in Boston Marathon bombing
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/three-people-killed-hundreds-injured-in-boston-marathon-bombing

Hollywood
1990 : Greta Garbo dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/greta-garbo-dies

Literary
1940 : English author and politician Jeffrey Archer is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/english-author-and-politician-jeffrey-archer-is-born

Music
1894 : Bessie Smith is born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bessie-smith-is-born-in-chattanooga-tennessee

Old West
1912 : Molly Brown avoids sinking with the Titanic
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/molly-brown-avoids-sinking-with-the-titanic

Presidential
1865 : Lincoln is pronounced dead
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-is-pronounced-dead

Sports
1947 : Jackie Robinson breaks major league color barrier
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jackie-robinson-breaks-major-league-color-barrier

Vietnam War
1967 : Antiwar protests held in New York and San Francisco
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/antiwar-protests-held-in-new-york-and-san-francisco
1970 : U.S. 1st Infantry Division withdraws from Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-1st-infantry-division-withdraws-from-vietnam

World War I
1918 : British evacuate Passchendaele Ridge
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-evacuate-passchendaele-ridge

World War II
1944 : Soviets capture Tarnopol in Poland
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-capture-tarnopol-in-poland

April 14 - The Day in History

April 14 : General Interest
1865: Lincoln is shot

On this day in 1865, John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally shoots President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C... read more


American Revolution
1775 : First American abolition society founded in Philadelphia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-american-abolition-society-founded-in-philadelphia

Automotive
2005 : Pontiac Solstice stars on "The Apprentice"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pontiac-solstice-stars-on-the-apprentice

Civil War
1865 : President Lincoln is shot
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-is-shot

Cold War
1950 : President Truman receives NSC-68
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-truman-receives-nsc-68

Crime
1865 : John Wilkes Booth shoots Abraham Lincoln
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-wilkes-booth-shoots-abraham-lincoln

Disaster
1944 : Explosion on cargo ship rocks Bombay, India
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/explosion-on-cargo-ship-rocks-bombay-india

General Interest
1912 : RMS Titanic hits iceberg
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rms-titanic-hits-iceberg
1918 : U.S. fliers in first dogfight over western front
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-fliers-in-first-dogfight-over-western-front
1986 : U.S. bombs Libya
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-bombs-libya
1988 : Soviets to withdraw from Afghanistan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-to-withdraw-from-afghanistan

Hollywood
1969 : Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand tie for Best Actress Oscar
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/katharine-hepburn-and-barbra-streisand-tie-for-best-actress-oscar

Literary
1818 : Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language is printed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/websters-american-dictionary-of-the-english-language-is-printed

Music
1935 : Country legend Loretta Lynn is born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/country-legend-loretta-lynn-is-born-in-butcher-hollow-kentucky

Old West
1935 : A major Dust Bowl storm strikes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-major-dust-bowl-storm-strikes
1935 : Loretta Lynn is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/loretta-lynn-is-born

Presidential
1865 : President Lincoln is shot
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-lincoln-is-shot

Sports
1960 : Montreal Canadiens win fifth consecutive Stanley Cup
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/montreal-canadiens-win-fifth-consecutive-stanley-cup

Vietnam War
1965 : 173rd Airborne Brigade ordered to South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/173rd-airborne-brigade-ordered-to-south-vietnam
1975 : Operation "Baby Lift" concludes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-baby-lift-concludes

World War I
1916 : Battle of Lake Naroch ends
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-lake-naroch-ends

World War II
1945 : U.S. Fifth Army joins in Italian offensive
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-fifth-army-joins-in-italian-offensive

April 13 - The Day in History

April 13 : General Interest
1997: Tiger Woods wins first major

On this day in 1997, 21-year-old Tiger Woods wins the prestigious Masters Tournament by a record 12 strokes in Augusta, Georgia... read more


American Revolution
1777 : British attack at Bound Brook, New Jersey
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-attack-at-bound-brook-new-jersey

Automotive
2009 : Baseball All-Star killed in truck accident
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/baseball-all-star-killed-in-truck-accident

Civil War
1861 : Fort Sumter surrenders
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fort-sumter-surrenders

Cold War
1990 : Soviets admit to Katyn Massacre
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-admit-to-katyn-massacre

Crime
1984 : Mass murderer Wilder commits suicide
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mass-murderer-wilder-commits-suicide

Disaster
1360 : Hail kills English troops
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hail-kills-english-troops

General Interest
1919 : The Amritsar Massacre
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-amritsar-massacre
1941 : Japan and USSR sign nonaggression pact
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japan-and-ussr-sign-nonaggression-pact
1970 : Apollo 13 oxygen tank explodes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/iapollo-13i-oxygen-tank-explodes

Hollywood
1964 : Sidney Poitier wins Best Actor Oscar for Lilies of the Field
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sidney-poitier-wins-best-actor-oscar-for-lilies-of-the-field

Literary
1909 : Eudora Welty is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eudora-welty-is-born

Music
1742 : Handel's Messiah premieres in Dublin
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/handels-messiah-premieres-in-dublin

Old West
1866 : Butch Cassidy is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/butch-cassidy-is-born

Presidential
1743 : Thomas Jefferson is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thomas-jefferson-is-born

Sports
1997 : Tiger Woods wins his first Masters
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tiger-woods-wins-his-first-masters

Vietnam War
1966 : SCLC passes resolution about South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sclc-passes-resolution-about-south-vietnam
1972 : North Vietnamese launch major attack on An Loc
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnamese-launch-major-attack-on-an-loc

World War I
1918 : Germans capture Helsinki, Finland
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-capture-helsinki-finland

World War II
1939 : USS Astoria attempts pre-war reconnaissance
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/uss-astoria-attempts-pre-war-reconnaissance
1945 : Hitler bluffs from bunker as Russians advance and atrocities continue
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hitler-bluffs-from-bunker-as-russians-advance-and-atrocities-continue

April 12 - The Day in History

April 12 : General Interest
1861: The Civil War begins

The bloodiest four years in American history begin when Confederate shore batteries under General P.G.T. Beauregard open fire on Union-held Fort Sumter in South Carolina's Charleston Bay... read more


American Revolution
1770 : British repeal hated Townshend Act
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-repeal-hated-townshend-act

Automotive
1888 : Founder of classic British sports car company is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/founder-of-classic-british-sports-car-company-is-born

Civil War
1861 : Fort Sumter fired upon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fort-sumter-fired-upon

Cold War
1945 : President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-franklin-d-roosevelt-dies

Crime
1633 : Galileo is convicted of heresy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/galileo-is-convicted-of-heresy

Disaster
1908 : Fire threatens Massachusetts oil refineries
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fire-threatens-massachusetts-oil-refineries

General Interest
1864 : The Fort Pillow Massacre
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-fort-pillow-massacre
1945 : President Roosevelt dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-roosevelt-dies
1961 : First man in space
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-man-in-space
1981 : First launching of the space shuttle
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-launching-of-the-space-shuttle

Hollywood
1914 : First movie "palace" opens
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-movie-palace-opens

Literary
1949 : Legal thriller writer Scott Turow is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/legal-thriller-writer-scott-turow-is-born

Music
1954 : Bill Haley and the Comets record "Rock Around The Clock"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bill-haley-and-the-comets-record-quotrock-around-the-clockquot

Old West
1858 : First gentile governor arrives in Utah
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-gentile-governor-arrives-in-utah

Presidential
1945 : FDR dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-dies

Sports
1981 : Lawrence Taylor drafted by NY Giants
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lawrence-taylor-drafted-by-ny-giants

Vietnam War
1961 : Rostow recommends escalation of effort
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rostow-recommends-escalation-of-effort
1975 : U.S. Embassy in Cambodia evacuated
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-embassy-in-cambodia-evacuated

World War I
1917 : Canadians capture Vimy Ridge
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/canadians-capture-vimy-ridge

World War II
1945 : Roosevelt dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/roosevelt-dies