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Born On This Day:

  • Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne, AD 742
  • Casanova, 1725
  • Hans Christian Andersen, 1805
  • Émile Zola, 1840
  • Walter Percy Chrysler, 1875
  • Max Ernst, 1891
  • Sir Alec Guinness, 1914
  • Buddy Ebsen, 1918
  • Jack Webb, 1920
  • Kenneth Tynan, 1927
  • Carmen Basilio, 1927
  • Serge Gainsborough, 1928
  • Marvin Gaye, 1939
  • Leon Russell, 1941
  • Linda Hunt, 1945
  • Camille Paglia, 1947
  • Emmylou Harris, 1948

Died On This Day:

  • Saint Francis of Paola, 1507
  • Samuel F.B. Morse, 1872
  • Hermann Rorschach, 1922
  • Georges Pompidou, 1974
  • Buddy Rich, 1987
  • Betty Furness, 1994
  • Pope John Paul II, 2005
  • Winnie Mandela, 2018

Today's Events:

  • 1513 - Explorer Juan Ponce de Léon lands at future site of St. Augustine Florida and claims it for Spain.
  • 1792 - U.S. Mint established in Philadelphia, PA as Congress passes the Coinage Act. E Pluribus Unum.
  • 1799 - Manhattan Company chartered, which became oldest bank in USA- Chase Manhattan.
  • 1801 - British destroy Danish fleet at the Battle of Copenhagen; Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson leads British Navy.
  • 1810 - Napoleon Bonaparte marries 2nd wife- Marie Louise, daughter of Austrian Emperor Francis I.
  • 1860 - First Italian parliament meets in Turin.
  • 1877 - First Easter egg roll at the Capitol grounds, Washington, D.C. President Rutherford B. Hayes rolls.
  • 1889 - Process for reducing aluminum by electrolysis patented by Charles Martin Hall.
  • 1902 - First West coast cinema opens-'The Electric Theatre,' a tented circus on S. Main, Los Angeles.
  • 1912 - Nabisco company announces intention to market new type cookie, the Oreo.
  • 1930 - Haile Selassie proclaimed Emperor of Ethiopia.
  • 1939 - Official end of the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1946 - British Royal Military Academy established at Sandhurst.
  • 1951 - NATO Allied Command, Europe, comes into being.
  • 1956 - CBS TV debuts two 30-minute daytime soap operas - "As the World Turns" and "The Edge of Night."
  • 1958 - San Francisco columnist Herb Caen coins the word 'beatnick' referring to freeloaders.
  • 1958 - Tornado measured at 286mph recorded in Wichita Falls, Texas.
  • 1978 - 'Dallas,' primetime television soap opera starring Larry Hagman premieres on CBS Television.
  • 1982 - Argentine troops land on Falkland Islands and overpower British Marines.
  • 1987 - $2,126,646 paid for 19.7 carat emerald at Sotheby's, Geneva; engagement ring of Edward VII.
  • 1992 - John Gotti, the "Teflon Don," so-called because of his ability to avoid prosecution, finally convicted of murder and racketeering.
  • 2015 - Al-Shabaab terrorists shoot 148 people, mostly students, at Garissa University College in Kenya.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Mary the Egyptian
  • Francis of Paola (died today in 1507)

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • PESACH or Passover (Jewish), begins 15th day of lunar month Nisan thru 22nd
  • PALM SUNDAY, Sunday before Easter and first day of Holy Week.
  • MAUNDY THURSDAY, Thursday before Easter
  • GOOD FRIDAY, Friday before Easter
  • EASTER (SUNDAY) (March to May) the first Sunday after the first full moon after the veral equinox (March 22-April 25) in Western churches;
  • EASTER MONDAY, Monday after Easter.
  • CH'ING MING, Festival of Pure Brightness in China (Beginning of second moon (about March 21)
  • NAEFELSERFAHRT, Swiss pilgrimage the first Thursday in April to Näfels
  • BAISAKHI (in India) or VOISHU (in Kerala) or BOHAG BIHU (in Assam) - (Hindu New Year Festival)
  • VESAK (Commemoration of birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha) celebrated Southeast Asia.
  • MOTHER'S DAY (U.S.), second Sunday in May
  • FESTIVAL OF JOAN OF ARC in France, second Sunday in May
  • MEMORIAL DAY (U.S.), Last Monday in May
  • MAHAVIR JAYANTI, Indian festival celebrating birth of Lord Mahavira, celebrated early April
  • AKSHAYA TRITIYA, Hindu Festival, celebrated late April
  • DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME - begins first Sunday in April - clocks forward
  • Arbor Day - last Friday in April

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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