1981 - Jessica Alba, American model, actress and co-founder of The Honest Company (Dark Angel, Sin City, Fantastic Four)
1945 - Benito Mussolini, Italian journalist, politician - 27th Prime Minister of Italy and leader of the National Fascist Party (b. 1883)
2007 - Tommy Newsom, American bandleader and saxophonist (The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson) (b. 1929)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1982 - George Foreman, professional boxer marries Andrea Skeete
2007 - Roma Downey, actress (Touched by an Angel) married Mark Burnett, Reality TV producer
Quote of the Day
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Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
April is National Food Month, so we have been concentrating on Healthy Foods. One great Healthy Diet Habit, is to choose Non GMO Foods.
Choosing non GMO foods is an educated decision! Each of us should be educated enough to make a decision about whether avoiding genetically modified foods is something that we should do.
Here are some important tips from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits, on choosing Non GMO Foods. (link goes to her website)
This Day in History
1770 - Captain James Cook and his crew of the Endeavour, lands at Botany Bay in Australia
1788 - Maryland becomes the 7th U.S. State to ratify the Constitution
1789 - Fletcher Christian leads the mutiny on the HMS Bounty and Captain William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift
1792 - France invades Belgium and starts the French Revolutionary War
1910 - The 1st night air flight in England
1932 - A yellow fever vaccine for humans is announced
1934 - Frankin D. Roosevelt signs the Home Owners Loan Act
1944 - During Exercise Tiger, a rehearsal for the Normandy landings during World War II, 9 German E-Boats attacked US and UK soldiers - 750 US soldiers died
1945 - Benito Mussolin and his mistress Clara Petacci are executed by firing squad by members of the Italian resistance movement
1952 - The World War II Pacific Peace Treaty takes effect
1952 - Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO
1965 - U.S. Marines invade Dominican Republic to forestall establishment of a Communist dictatorship. They remain until October of 1966.
1973 - 82 500 pound bombs detonate at a railyard in Antelope, California over the course of 18 hours.
1988 - Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 has a roof that tears off during the flight and kills a stewardess
1994 - Aldrich Ames, a former CIA officer and his wife plead guilty to spying and giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union
This Day in Music
1940 - Glenn Miller records 'Pennsylvania 6-5000'
1966 - The Beatles, record 'Eleonor Rigby'
1973 - Pink Floyd's, The Dark Side of the Moon is the #1 Album
1974 - Grand Funk's The Loco-Motion hits #1
1975 - John Lennon makes a guest appearance on Tonight, and Ringo Star makes a guest appearance on the Smothers Brothers Show
1979 - Blondie's Heart of Glass hits #1
1999 - Members of The Verve release a statement announcing their breakup
1999 - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
2003 - Apple launches iTunes which works with their iPod
Above is Bittersweet symphony by The Verve! (Love this song!)
This Day in Sports
1956 - Cincinnati Reds Frank Robinson hits his 1st of 586 home runs
1967 - Muhammad Ali refuses induction into the Army and is stripped of his boxing title
1971 - Hank Aaron hits his 600th career home run. He ended his career with 755 home runs
1972 - Due to drugs given before the race to Dancer's Image, the 1968 Kentucky Derby money is given to the 2nd place winner
1985 - Billy Martin is named the New York Yankee Manager for the 4th time
1993 - 30 soccer players die when a Zambian plane craches in Libreville, Gabon
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
In a way that is stubbornly persistent: Abby marked the International Day of the Dog with her beloved Jack Russell terrier, despite how he was doggedly gnawing through her extensive collection of shoes.
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