HISTORY PORN: Today in History … April 16 … Charlie Chaplin born

The following event occurred on this day in history … April 16.  Today is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 259 days remaining until the end of the year.

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Charlie Chaplin born

On April 16, 1889, future Hollywood legend Charlie Chaplin is born Charles Spencer Chaplin in London, England.

Chaplin, one of the most financially successful stars of early Hollywood, was introduced to the stage when he was five. The son of London music hall entertainers, young Chaplin was watching a show starring his mother when her voice cracked. He was quickly shuffled onto the stage to finish the act.

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HISTORY PORN: Today in History … April 15 … Jackie Robinson breaks color barrier

The following event occurred on this day in history … April 15.  Today is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 260 days remaining until the end of the year.

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Jackie Robinson breaks color barrier

On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28, becomes the first African-American player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to compete for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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HISTORY PORN: Today in History … April 14 … President Lincoln Shot

The following event occurred on this day in history … April 14.  Today is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 261 days remaining until the end of the year.

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John Wilkes Booth shoots Abraham Lincoln

On this day in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln is shot in the head at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.The assassin, actor John Wilkes Booth, shouted, “Sic semper tyrannis! (Ever thus to tyrants!) The South is avenged,” as he jumped onto the stage and fled on horseback. Lincoln died the next morning.

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HISTORY PORN: Today in History … April 13 … Butch Cassidy is born

The following event occurred on this day in history … April 13.  Today is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 262 days remaining until the end of the year.

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Butch Cassidy is born

Butch Cassidy, the last of the great western train-robbers, is born on this day in Beaver,Utah Territory.

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HISTORY PORN: Today in History … April 12 … The Civil War begins

The following event occurred on this day in history … April 12.  Today is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 263 days remaining until the end of the year.

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The Civil War begins

The bloodiest four years in American history begin when Confederate shore batteries under General P.G.T. Beauregard open fire on Union-held Fort Sumter in South Carolina's Charleston Bay.

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HISTORY PORN: Today in History … April 11 … Napoleon exiled to Elba

The following event occurred on this day in history … April 11.  Today is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 264 days remaining until the end of the year.

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Napoleon exiled to Elba

imageOn this day in 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor of France and one of the greatest military leaders in history, abdicates the throne, and, in the Treaty of Fontainebleau, is banished to the Mediterranean island of Elba.

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HISTORY PORN: Today in History … April 10 … Nuclear submarine sinks in Atlantic

The following event occurred on this day in history … April 10.  Today is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 265 days remaining until the end of the year.

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Nuclear submarine sinks in Atlantic

On this day in 1963, the USS Thresher, an atomic submarine, sinks in the Atlantic Ocean, killing the entire crew. One hundred and twenty-nine sailors and civilians were lost when the sub unexpectedly plunged to the sea floor 300 miles off the coast of New England.

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HISTORY PORN: Today in History … April 9 … Lee surrenders

The following event occurred on this day in history … April 9.  Today is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 266 days remaining until the end of the year.

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Robert E. Lee surrenders

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At Appomattox, Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders his 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War. Forced to abandon the Confederate capital of Richmond, blocked from joining the surviving Confederate force in North Carolina, and harassed constantly by Union cavalry, Lee had no other option.

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HISTORY PORN: Today in History … April 8 …

The following event occurred on this day in history … April 8.  Today is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 267 days remaining until the end of the year.

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Aaron sets new home run record

On this day in 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th career home run, breaking Babe Ruth’s legendary record of 714 homers.

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HISTORY PORN: Today in History … April 7 … Birth of Kellogg

The following event occurred on this day in history … April 7.  Today is the 97th day of the year (98th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 268 days remaining until the end of the year.

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Birth of Will K. Kellogg

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Will Keith Kellogg, generally referred to as W.K. Kellogg (April 7, 1860 – October 6, 1951), was an American industrialist in food manufacturing, best known as the founder of the Kellogg Company, which to this day produces a wide variety of popular breakfast cereals.

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HISTORY PORN: Today in History … April 6 … First modern Olympics is held

The following event occurred on this day in history … April 6.  Today is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 269 days remaining until the end of the year.

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First modern Olympics is held

On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens, Greece, with athletes from 14 countries participating.

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HISTORY PORN: Today in History … April 5 … Pocahontas marries John Rolfe

The following event occurred on this day in history … April 5.  Today is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 270 days remaining until the end of the year.

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Pocahontas marries John Rolfe

Pocahontas, daughter of the chief of the Powhatan Indian confederacy, marries English tobacco planter John Rolfe in Jamestown, Virginia. The marriage ensured peace between the Jamestown settlers and the Powhatan Indians for several years.

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HISTORY PORN: Today in History … April 4 … President dies of pneumonia

The following event occurred on this day in history … April 4.  Today is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 271 days remaining until the end of the year.

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President William Henry Harrison Dies in Office

President William Henry Harrison dies after serving only 32 days in office on this day in 1841. Harrison holds the unfortunate presidential record of shortest term in office.

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HISTORY PORN: Today in History … April 3 … Pony Express debuts

The following event occurred on this day in history … April 3.  Today is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 272 days remaining until the end of the year.

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Pony Express debuts

On this day in 1860, the first Pony Express mail, traveling by horse and rider relay teams, simultaneously leaves St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. Ten days later, on April 13, the westbound rider and mail packet completed the approximately 1,800-mile journey and arrived in Sacramento, beating the eastbound packet’s arrival in St. Joseph by two days and setting a new standard for speedy mail delivery.

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HISTORY PORN: Today in History … April 2 … Hans Christian Andersen is born

The following event occurred on this day in history … April 2.  Today is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 273 days remaining until the end of the year.

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Hans Christian Andersen is born

Hans Christian Andersen, one of the world’s greatest storytellers, is born in Odensk, near Copenhagen.

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