HISTORY PORN: Today in History … April 24 … The Easter Rising begins in Dublin

The following event occurred on this day in history … April 24.  Today is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 251 days remaining until the end of the year.

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The Easter Rising begins in Dublin

Around noon on Easter Monday of 1916, some 1,600 Irish nationalists—members of the Irish Volunteers—launch the so-called Easter Rising in Dublin, seizing a number of official buildings and calling on all Irish patriots to resist the bonds of British control.

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HISTORY PORN: Today in History … April 23 … William Shakespeare born

The following event occurred on this day in history … April 23.  Today is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 252 days remaining until the end of the year.

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William Shakespeare born

File:William Shakespeares birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon 26l2007.jpgAccording to tradition, the great English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare is born in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1564. It is impossible to be certain the exact day on which he was born, but church records show that he was baptized on April 26, and three days was a customary amount of time to wait before baptizing a newborn. Shakespeare’s date of death is conclusively known, however: it was April 23, 1616. He was 52 years old and had retired to Stratford three years before.

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HISTORY PORN: Today in History … April 22 … The Blues Brothers’ world premiere

The following event occurred on this day in history … April 22.  Today is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 253 days remaining until the end of the year.

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The Blues Brothers make their world premiere on Saturday Night Live

It was Marshall Checker, of the legendary Checker brothers, who first discovered them in the gritty blues clubs of Chicago's South Side in 1969 and handed them their big break nine years later with an introduction to music-industry heavyweight and host of television's Rock Concert,Don Kirshner. Actually, none of that is true, but it’s the story that Saturday Night Live's Paul Shaffer told on April 22, 1978 as he announced the worldwide television debut of that night's musical guest, the Blues Brothers—the not-quite-real, not-quite-fake musical creation of SNL cast members Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi.

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HISTORY PORN: Today in History … April 21 … Red Baron killed in action

The following event occurred on this day in history … April 21.  Today is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 255 days remaining until the end of the year.

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Red Baron killed in action

In the skies over Vauz sur Somme, France, Manfred von Richthofen, the notorious German flying ace known as “The Red Baron,” is killed by Allied fire.

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HISTORY PORN: Today in History … April 20 … Siege of Londonderry begins

The following event occurred on this day in history … April 19.  Today is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 256 days remaining until the end of the year.

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Siege of Londonderry begins

James II, the former British king, begins a siege of Londonderry, a Protestant stronghold in Northern Ireland.

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HISTORY PORN: Today in History … April 19 … First Boston Marathon held

The following event occurred on this day in history … April 19.  Today is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 256 days remaining until the end of the year.

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First Boston Marathon held

On April 19, 1897, John J. McDermott of New York won the first Boston Marathon with a time of 2:55:10.

The Boston Marathon was the brainchild of Boston Athletic Association member and inaugural U.S. Olympic team manager John Graham, who was inspired by the marathon at the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896. With the assistance of Boston businessman Herbert H. Holton, various routes were considered, before a measured distance of 24.5 miles from the Irvington Oval in Boston to Metcalf’s Mill in Ashland was eventually selected.

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HISTORY PORN: Today in History … April 18 … Revere and Dawes warn of British attack

The following event occurred on this day in history … April 18.  Today is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 257 days remaining until the end of the year.

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Revere and Dawes warn of British attack

On this day in 1775, British troops march out of Boston on a mission to confiscate the American arsenal at Concord and to capture Patriot leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock, known to be hiding at Lexington. As the British departed, Boston Patriots Paul Revere and William Dawes set out on horseback from the city to warn Adams and Hancock and rouse the Minutemen.

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HISTORY PORN: Today in History …April 17 … Ford Mustang Debuts

The following event occurred on this day in history … April 17.  Today is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 258 days remaining until the end of the year.

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Ford Mustang debuts at World’s Fair

The Ford Mustang, a two-seat, mid-engine sports car, is officially unveiled by Henry Ford II at the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York, on April 17, 1964. That same day, the new car also debuted in Ford showrooms across America and almost 22,000 Mustangs were immediately snapped up by buyers. Named for a World War II fighter plane, the Mustang was the first of a type of vehicle that came to be known as a “pony car.” Ford sold more than 400,000 Mustangs within its first year of production, far exceeding sales expectations.

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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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