1972 - J. Edgar Hoover, American, First Director of the F.B.I. (b. 1895)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1946 - Actress Joan Fontaine (Rebecca) marries actor and producer William Dozier
Quote of the Day
Benjamin Spock was born on this day in 1903!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
See Kerry's Healthy Grocery List, that includes mostly healthy items that you can shop for. You can use Kerry's Grocery List that works for her family as a sample to set up one that works for your family!
This Day in History
1611 - The King James Version of the Bible is published for the first time in London, England
1863 - Stonewall Jackson is wounded by friendly fire during the American Civil War and he died from pneumonia eight days later
1964 - During the Vietnam War, an explosion sinks the USS Card while it is docked at Saigon
1969 - British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 sets sail on her maiden vogage to New York City
1986 - The City of Chernobyl is evacuated six days after the nuclear disaster
2008 - A cyclone named Nargi kills over 138,000 people in Burma
2011 - Osama bin Laden of the 9/11 attacks is killed by the U.S. special forces in Pakistan
2012 - A New world record for a work of art at auction is set after a pastel version of The Scream, by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch sells for $120 in New York City
This Day in Music
1955 - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof wins Tennessee Williams a Pulitzer Prize for Drama
1987 - I Just Died in Your Arms from Cutting Crew hits #1 on the Hot 100
1995 - Pink Floyd's album The Wall goes Diamond (sales in the U.S. over 10 million)
2005 - Cream reunites after 36 years for the first of four shows in London
2010 - A flood in Nashville, Tennessee damages the Grand Ole Opry House and Country Music Hall of Fame
Above is I Just Died in Your Arms from Cutting Crew
This Day in Sports
1876 - The first HR in the National League is hit by Ross Barnes
1920 - The Negro National League baseball plays its first game in Indianapolis
1954 - In a doubleheader, Stan Musial hits 5 HR's
1970 - Diane Crump is the first woman jockey at the Kentucky Derby
2012 - Lionel Messi a Barcelona football player scores 68 goals to break the European goal-scoring record
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. Shaped like a cucumber; having the form of a cylinder tapered and rounded at the ends, and possibly curved.
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