Daisy - signifies innocence, loyal love, and purity
Sweet Pea - signify blissful pleasure, but are also used to say good-bye.
The Birthstone(s) for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.
1599 - Oliver Cromwell - English General and politician (d. 1658)
1917 - Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz singer (d. 1996)
1940 - Al Pacino, American actor and director (Godfather, Scorpio)
1944 - Len Goodman, English dancer (Judge on Dancing with the Stars)
1961 - Dinesh D'Souza, American author, speaker, and filmmaker (2016: Obama's America and America)
1969 - Renee Zellweger, American actress and producer (Bridget Jones's Diary)
The film, America, by Dinesh D'souza came out Summer of 2014. Above is the Official Trailer.
1878 - Anna Sewell, English author of Black Beauty (b. 1820)
2009 - Beatrice Arthur (Bea), American actress, comedian, singer (All in the Family, Maude, Golden Girls) (b. 1922)
Above, is the final clip from the movie, Black Beauty, written by Anna Sewell who was born on March 30, 1820, and died on April 25, 1878. This was one of my favorite books when I was growing up - can't tell you how many times I read it!
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1981 - Maureen Reagan, marries her 3rd husband, Dennis Revell
Quote of the Day
This is a fascinating video of the Morris Frank, who had the 1st guide dog in America, Buddy. He co-founded The Seeing Eye, Inc. At the start of the clip, he states...."As I put my hands down on Buddy, I knew that she was going to be my declaration of independence, and give me back the freedom that I so long desired to go and come as I pleased"....
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
April 25th, is National Zucchini Bread Day! So, for our Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for April 25, we are using Kerry's Lightened Zucchini Bread Recipe that has some healthier substitutions.
Sweet treats, can be made healthier and kept in your diet. Rather than practice deprivation and denial, lighten recipes!
This Day in History
1846 - Conflict over the disputed border of Texas, starts the Mexican-American War
1859 - Ground broken for the building of the Suez Canal
1898 - The U.S. declares war on Spain which starts the Spanish-American War
1901 - New York becomes the 1st U.S. state to require auto license plates with a fee of $1
1915 - 78,000 ANZAC troops land at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I
1916 - ANZAC Day is commemorated for the fist time on the anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove in Turkey
1928 - The first guide dog for US Citizen, Morris Frank, is Buddy, a German Shepherd
1945 - The Nazi occupation army surrenders and leaves Northern Italy
1959 - The St. Lawrence Seaway officially opens to shipping and links the Greats Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean
1960 - The 1st submerged circumnavigation of the Earth is completed by the U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton
1993 - Russia elects Boris Yeltsin as their leader
This Day in Music
1792 - La Marseillaise, the French National Anthem is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
1956 - Elvis Presley's, 'Heartbreak Hotel' hits #1
1970 - Freda Payne releases 'Band of Gold'
1970 - The Jackson Five's 'ABC', hits #1 for two weeks
1979 - The Police made their debut performing 'Roxanne', on BBC TV's, 'Top of the Pops'
1982 - Paul McCarney and Stevie Wonder's song, 'Ebony and Ivory', hits #1 in the UK
1987 - Cutting Crew's, 'I Just Died in Your Arms', hits #1
1987 - U2's album 'The Joshua Tree' hits #1 on the US album chart and remains for 5 weeks at the top
2009 - Rascal Flatts album, 'Unstoppable' hits #1
Above, is Cutting Crew's, 'I Just Died in Your Arms', which hit #1 on this day in 1987.