On This Day.... April 4

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APRIL 4TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL HUG A NEWSPERSON DAY


  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CHICKEN CORDON BLEU DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL WALKING DAY / WALKING AROUND THINGS DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SCHOOL LIBRARIAN DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • GEORGE VON TRAPP (1880-1947)
  • MUDDY WATERS (1913-1983)
  • GIL HODGES (1924-1972)
  • MAYA ANGELOU (1928-2014)
  • ESTELLE HARRIS (1928, 90)
  • ANTHONY PERKINS (1932-1992)
  • CLIVE DAVIS (1932, 86)
  • KITTY KELLEY (1942, 76)
  • CRAIG T. NELSON (1944, 74)
  • DAVID E. KELLEY (1956, 62)
  • HUGO WEAVING (1960, 58)
  • GRAHAM NORTON (1963, 55)
  • ROBERT DOWNEY JR (1965, 53)
  • NANCY MCKEON (1966, 52)
  • JILL SCOTT (1972, 46)
  • DAVID BLAINE (1973, 45)
  • HEATH LEDGER (1979-2008)
  • JAMIE LYNN SPEARS (1991, 27)
  • GRUMPY CAT (2012, 6)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1814, NAPOLEON ABDICATES THE FRENCH THRONE AND HIS SON BECOMES RULER
  • IN 1818, CONGRESS OFFICIALLY DECLARES THE 13 STARS AND STRIPES AS THE US FLAG
  • IN 1828, CAPARUS VON WOODEN PATENTS CHOCOLATE MILK POWDER
  • IN 1841, JOHN TYLER BECOMES THE 10TH PRESIDENT AFTER WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON DIES IN OFFICE
  • IN 1844, CHARLES BULFUNCH DIES AT 80
  • IN 1850, LOS ANGELES IS INCORPORATED AS A CITY
  • IN 1862, THE SIEGE OF YORKTOWN IS FOUGHT IN THE CIVIL WAR
  • IN 1917, THE SENATE DECLARES AMERICA TO BE PART OF WORLD WAR I
  • IN 1948, CONNIE MACK (84) CHALLENGES CLARK GRIFFIN (78) TO A RACE. THEY RUN FROM HOME PLATE TO FIRST BASE. IT IS DECLARED A TIE
  • IN 1949, TWELVE NATIONS SIGN THE TREATY ESTABLISHING NATO
  • IN 1958, LANA TURNER’S 14 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER CHERYL CRANE STABS HER BOYFRIEND, MOBSTER JOHNNY STOMPANATO, TO DEATH. SHE IS FOUND NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF “JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE”
  • IN 1964, THE BEATLES START A FIVE WEEK RUN AT #1 WITH “CAN’T BUY ME LOVE”. THE ALSO HOLD THE ENTIRE TOP 5 OF THE SINGLES CHART.
  • IN 1968, DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR IS ASSASSINATED IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
  • IN 1970, CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG HAVE THE #1 ALBUM WITH “DÉJÀ VU”
  • IN 1970, CBS CANCELS “PETTICOAT JUNCTION”
  • IN 1973, THE WORLD TRADE CENTER IS DEDICATED AND OPENED IN NEW YORK
  • IN 1974, HANK AARON HITS HIS 714TH HOME RUN AND TIES BABE RUTH’S RECORD
  • IN 1975, STEVE MILLER IS ARRESTED FOR BURNING HIS GIRLFRIEND’S CLOTHES
  • IN 1975, BILL GATES AND PAUL ALLEN FOUND MICROSOFT
  • IN 1983, GLORIA SWANSON DIES OF HEART FAILURE AT 84
  • IN 1987, RANDY TRAVIS RELEASES “ALWAYS AND FOREVER”
  • IN 1987, STARSHIP HAS THE #1 SINGLE WITH “NOTHING’S GONNA STOP US”
  • IN 1989, KAREEM ABDUL JABBAR PLAYS HIS FINAL NBA GAME IN SEATTLE
  • IN 1989, TOMMY JOHN TIES AN MLB RECORD BY STARTING A GAME IN HIS 26TH SEASON
  • IN 1990, GLORIA ESTEFAN IS RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL AFTER BREAKING HER BACK IN A TOUR BUS ACCIDENT
  • IN 1991, SEVEN PEOPLE INCLUDING PENNSYLVANIA SENATOR JOHN HEINZ ARE KILLED WHEN A HELICOPTER COLLIDES WITH THEIR PLANE AND CRASHES INTO AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
  • IN 1992, A JURY BEGINS DELIBERATING THE FATE OF MANUEL NOREIGA
  • IN 1994, DARRYL STRAWBERRY POSTPONES HIS SEASON WITH THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS TO ENTER DRUG REHAB
  • IN 1999, JACK MA FOUNDS ALIBABA IN CHINA
  • IN 2004, CASEY SHERMAN DIES IN THE IRAQ WAR, LEADING HIS MOTHER CINDY TO BECOME AN ACTIVIST AGAINST THE WAR. SHE WOULD CAMP OUTSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE AND PRESIDENT BUSH’S RANCH TO PROTEST
  • IN 2008, BEYONCE AND JAY-Z ARE MARRIED IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 2013, ROGER EBERT DIES OF CANCER AT 70
  • IN 2017, JACK MA’S ALIBABA OFFICIALLY BECOMES THE LARGEST RETALIER IN THE WORLD ON IT’S 18 ANNIVERSARY

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