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What happened today in history?
Blamepro's Almanac

for
April 14

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2005Washington governor Christine Gregoire signs a bill naming the Orca as the state marine mammal.
 
1991  The last round of US troop withdrawals from southern Iraq begins, as Operation Desert Storm winds down.
 
1944An explosion in the Bombay, India harbor kills 700 people.
 
1939John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath is published.
 
1927The first series-produced Volvo automobile, the wood-frame ÖV4, leaves the factory in Lundby, Sweden.
 
1917Switzerland declares its neutrality during WWI.
 
1912After colliding with an iceberg, the "unsinkable" Titanic begins sinking.
 
1906The cornerstone for the House of Representatives Office Building is laid in Washington, DC.
 
1902The first J.C. Penney store opens in Kemmerer, WY.
 
1865US president Abraham Lincoln is shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth at the Ford Theater in Washington, DC.
 
1828The first edition of Noah Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language is published.
 


1789
  
George Washington
 Retired general George Washington receives word that he has been unanimously elected
 as the first US president. (The election occurred February 4, with votes tallied April 6.)
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1775Ben Franklin and the Quakers establish the first abolitionist society.
 

Born today:

1977  Sarah Michelle Gellar  


Sarah Michelle Gellar - actress
(photo credit: Inkworks)
 

1968  Anthony Michael Hall - actor

1962  John Bell - singer (Widespread Panic)

1949  John Shea - actor

1949  Dennis Bryon - drummer (Amen Corner)

1948  Larry Ferguson - keyboardist (Hot Chocolate)

1945  Ritchie Blackmore - guitarist (Deep Purple, Rainbow)

1941  Pete Rose - baseball player, manager

1941  Julie Christie - actress

1935  Loretta Lynn: GOLD  


Loretta Lynn - country singer
(photo credit: MCA Nashville)
 

1935  Bobby Nichols - golfer

1930  Jay Robinson - actor

1930  Bradford Dillman - actor

1925  Rod Steiger - actor

1904  Sir John Gielgud - actor

1866  Anne Sullivan - teacher of Helen Keller

 

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Aries (The Ram)   Aries    

(The Ram)

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