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This Day in History: April 28th

This Day in History: April 28th

Kathy Padden April 28, 2014 1

Today in History: April 28 , 1967 On April 28, 1967, Muhammad Ali, the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, refused to be inducted into the armed services after receiving his draft notice. He was charged

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This Day in History: April 25th

This Day in History: April 25th

Kathy Padden April 25, 2014 2

Today in History: April 25, 1792 At 3:30 p.m. on April 25, 1792, a robber and killer named Nicolas Pelletier was led to the scaffolding in the Place de Grave, where public executions were

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This Day in History: April 24th

This Day in History: April 24th

Kathy Padden April 24, 2014 0

Today in History: April 24, 1479 BCE Tradition holds that by our modern calendar, on April 24, 1479 B.C.E the Trojans learned they should beware of Greeks bearing gifts, especially when they come in

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This Day in History: April 23rd

This Day in History: April 23rd

Kathy Padden April 23, 2014 1

Today in History: April 23, 1014 The Battle of Clontanf was not a heat-of-the-moment type event. Instead, is was the result of two centuries of broken treaties, misalliances, dirty dealings and general loathing between

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This Day in History: April 22nd

This Day in History: April 22nd

Kathy Padden April 22, 2014 1

Today in History: April 22, 1970 On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans demonstrated in massive rallies from coast-to-coast against the destruction of the environment and for the need to raise awareness of environmental

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This Day in History: April 21st

This Day in History: April 21st

Kathy Padden April 21, 2014 1

Today in History: April 21, 1509 “This day is the end of our slavery, the fount of our liberty; the end of sadness and the beginning of joy.” – Thomas More, April 21, 1509

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This Day in History: April 18th

This Day in History: April 18th

Kathy Padden April 18, 2014 1

Today in History: April 18, 1775 By April 18, 1775, the Sons of Liberty were in quite the quandary. British soldiers were traveling the countryside confiscating the colonists’ weapons, so they needed a way

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This Day in History: April 17th

This Day in History: April 17th

Kathy Padden April 17, 2014 1

Today in History: April 17, 1865 Mary Surratt, who was convicted of treason, conspiracy and plotting the murder of President Abraham Lincoln, was the first woman in United States history to be sentenced to

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This Day in History: April 16th

This Day in History: April 16th

Kathy Padden April 16, 2014 1

Today in History: April 16, 1178 BCE King Odysseus began to make his way home when the Trojan War ended after serving ten years as one of the most distinguished leaders of the Greek

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This Day in History: April 15th

This Day in History: April 15th

Kathy Padden April 15, 2014 1

Today in History: April 15, 1776 On April 15, 1776, The Duchess of Kingston was brought to trial to face charges of bigamy in Westminster Hall. This scandalous display of aristocratic bad behavior –

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This Day in History: April 14th

This Day in History: April 14th

Kathy Padden April 14, 2014 1

Today in History: April 14, 966 The Christianization of Poland was a shrewd political choice by Mieszko I, the first ruler of Poland, to ally his country with the Czechs who had also embraced

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This Day in History: April 11th

This Day in History: April 11th

Kathy Padden April 11, 2014 1

Today in History: April 11, 1931 Dorothy Parker was a writer, poet and satirist whose quick turns of phrase made her a favorite among many prominent Jazz Age newspaper columnists. Along with Robert Benchley

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This Day in History: April 10th

This Day in History: April 10th

Kathy Padden April 10, 2014 2

Today in History: April 10, 1834 On the evening on April 10, 1834, a fire broke out in an elegant three-story mansion in New Orleans’ French Quarter. The rescuers found a slave woman chained

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This Day in History: April 9th

This Day in History: April 9th

Kathy Padden April 9, 2014 0

Today in History: April 9, 1970 Paul McCartney’s announcement on April 9, 1970 that he would no longer be recording or performing with the Beatles was disheartening, but hardly surprising. Unable to agree on

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This Day in History: April 8th

This Day in History: April 8th

Kathy Padden April 8, 2014 2

Today in History: April 8, 1994 On April 8, 1994 Kurt Cobain, the reluctant messiah of the “grunge” phenomenon that dominated rock music in the early 1990s, was found dead from an apparent suicide

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This Day in History: April 7th

This Day in History: April 7th

Kathy Padden April 7, 2014 0

Today in History: April 7, 1906 Mount Vesuvius, located on Italy’s west coast, is mainland Europe’s only active volcano. It’s considered one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes because of the largely populated areas

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This Day in History: April 4th

This Day in History: April 4th

Kathy Padden April 4, 2014 0

Today in History: April 4, 1960 On April 4, 1960 “Ben Hur” dominated the 32nd annual Academy awards at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, setting a new record sweeping 11 of the 12

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This Day in History: April 3rd

This Day in History: April 3rd

Kathy Padden April 3, 2014 1

Today in History: April 3, 1045 Edward the Confessor was born in 1003 to King Ethelred the Unready and his second wife Emma, the sister of Richard, Duke of Normandy, and was the last

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