1979 – Claire Danes, American actress (Romeo & Juliet, My So Called Life, Homeland)
1912 - Clara Barton, Nurse who founded the American Red Cross (b. 1821)
1945 - Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lawyer, Politician and 32nd US President from 1933-1945 (b. 1882)
1981 - Joe Louis, US Heavyweight boxing champion (b. 1914)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1986 - Arianna Huffington weds politician Michael Huffington
1996 - Dennis Hopper, actor and filmaker weds actress Victoria Duffy
Quote of the Day
April 12th is D.E.A.R. Day (Drop Everything And Read)
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for April 12, is Healthy Banana Muffins from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits.
This Day in History
1606 - England adopts the Union Flag as the flag of English and Scottish ships
1892 - A patent for a portable typewriter is given to George Glickensderfer
1933 - Moffatt Field is commissioned
1934 - The strongest velocity wind ever recorded on the summit of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire is 231 mph
1938 - New York is the first US state that requires medical tests for marriage licenses
1945 - US President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies while in office, so Vice President Harry Truman is sworn in as the 33rd US President
1955 - Dr. Jonas Salk develops the polio vaccine
1961 - The first person to orbit Earth is Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin in Vostok 1
1966 - The first B-52 bombing in North Vietnam
1981 - The STS-1 Columbia mission is the first launch of a Space Shuttle
1987 - Texaco files for bankruptcy
1988 - Sony Bono, of Sony & Cher, is elected mayor of Palm Springs, CA
1991 - The US announces the closing of 31 major US Military bases
1992 - Euro Disneyland officially opens, but later changes its name to Disneyland Paris
1999 - US President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving false statements in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit.
2009 - US Navy rescues Captain Richard Phillips. Three pirates are killed and a fourth is captured.
2013 - Mosque attacks in Iraq result in 11 people killed and 30 injured
This Day in Music
1954 - "Rock Around Clock" is recorded by Bill Haley & Comets
1963 - The Beatles release "From Me to You" in the UK
1963 - Bob Dylan performs his first major solo concert in New York City at the Town Hall
1969 - The 5th Dimension hits # 1 for six weeks on the US singles chart with "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In"
1975 - Linda Ronstadt releases "When Will I Be Loved"
1989 - Garth Brooks, American Country singer, releases his debt album titled "Garth Brooks". Included on the album is his first #1 hit, "If Tomorrow Never Comes", and "The Dance" which was the 1990 Song of the Year and Video of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Vince Gill was born on this day in 1957. One of my favorites of his songs, is "I Still Believe in You".
This Day in Sports
1877 - First baseball game that used a catcher's mask
1964 - Arnold Palmer shoots a 276, and wins the 28th Golf Masters Championship
1965 - The Phillies beat the Astros 2-0 at the 1st NL game at Houston's Astrodome
1980 - The US Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of the Moscow Olympic Games
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. Having Hooves
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