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Calendar for April 16th, 2014

1820s

  • Born 1821: Ford Madox Brown (painter)

  • 1840s

  • Born 1844: Anatole France (writer)

  • 1850s

  • Born 1850: Herbert Baxter Adams (historian)

  • 1860s

  • Born 1865: Grace Livingston Hill (author)

  • Born 1867: Wilbur Wright (aviator)

  • 1870s

  • 1874: Agricultural College founded in Guelph, Ontairo

  • 1880s

  • Born 1889: Charlie Chaplin (entertainer)

  • 1890s

  • 1899: Magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred west of Eureka, California

  • 1920s

  • 1922: Annie Oakley hit 100 clay targets in a row, setting women's record

  • Born 1924: Henry Mancini (composer)

  • Born 1927: Pope Benedict XVI

  • 1930s

  • Born 1939: Dusty Springfield (singer)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1947: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (basketball player)

  • 1947: Two ships exploded in harbor, Texas City, Texas

  • 1950s

  • Born 1952: Bill Belichick (football coach)

  • 1960s

  • 1962: Walter Cronkite joined CBS Evening News as anchorman

  • Born 1965: Jon Cryer (actor)

  • Born 1965: Martin Lawrence (actor)

  • 1970s

  • 1972: Two giant pandas, given to the U.S. by China, arrived at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.

  • 1990s

  • Died 1994: Ralph Ellison (writer)

  • 1996: Britain's Prince Andrew and his wife, Sarah, the Duchess of York, announced their plans to divorce

  • 1999: Sputnik-99 launched by hand from Mir space station

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: Robert Urich (actor)

  • 2007: In Blacksburg, on Virginia Tech's campus, Cho Seung Hui massacred 32 fellow students and teachers in the worst shooting rampage in U.S. history


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