1327: History's greatest unrequited love begins: Petrarch sees Laura for the first time, in church. Coincidentally, it was Good Friday, as it is this year.

1862: The Battle of Shiloh.

1917: The US enters World War I.

Happy birthday to: Raphael, Rousseau, Walter Huston, Merle Haggard.

Death day of: Raphael (symmetrical, no?), Isaac Asimov, Greer Garson, Tammy Wynette.