Thread: 4-18-12: Today in History
#1 4-18-12: Today in History
04-18-2012, 11:38 AM
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- May 2008
- Northern Virginia
Cornerstone laid for St. Peter's Basilica, 1506.
Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, 1775.
San Francisco Earthquake, 1906.
Titanic survivors arrive in New York on the Carpathia, 1912.
Yankee Stadium opens, 1923.
Nasser seizes power in Egypt, 1954.
Bombing of the US embassy in Beirut, 1983.
Happy birthday to:
Lucrezia Borgia, Clarence Darrow, Richard Harding Davis, Leopold Stokowski, Barbara Hale, James Drury, Hayley Mills, Rick Moranis, Eric Roberts, Conan O'Brien, Niall Ferguson.
Au revoir to:
Erasmus Darwin, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Ernie Pyle, Albert Einstein, Ben Hecht."Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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