Calendar for April 11th, 2013

1865: President Lincoln made his last public speech. He gave the speech at the White House and spoke of the reconstruction of the south, in particular Louisiana

1900: U.S. Navy bought its first commissioned submarine, USS Holland

Died 1906: James A. Bailey (circus showman)

Born 1913: Oleg Cassini (fashion designer who created the "Jackie look," the signature wardrobe created for First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the early 1960s)

Died 1926: Luther Burbank (horticulturist)

1968: President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968

1970: Apollo 13 was launched, manned by astronauts James Lovell, John Swigert, and Fred Haise

Born 1972: Jason Varitek (baseball player)

Born 1973: Jennifer Esposito (actress)

Born 1974: Trot Nixon (baseball player)

Died 1987: Erskine Caldwell (author)

Born 1987: Joss Stone (singer)

2004: Rattlesnake bit a shopper in tree section of home improvement store

Died 2006: June Pointer (youngest of the singing group The Pointer Sisters)

Died 2007: Kurt Vonnegut (author)

Died 2007: Roscoe Lee Browne (actor)

Died 2013: Jonathan Winters (actor)