Today is Thursday, April 25, 2019

Past Pictures of the Day


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Buffalo Bill Dam (Downstream), WY


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Red Peony


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Battlefield Monument, Stoney Creek


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Today (or Any Day) in History


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Today in History

1859: Construction begins on Suez Canal

1953: Scientists crack genetic code

1990: Hubble space telescope is launched from Discovery

Notable Births

1874: Guglielmo Marconi (inventor: radio)

1908: Edward R. (Roscoe) Murrow (newsman: You Are There, Person to Person; former head U.S. Information Agency)

1913: Earl Bostic (alto sax player, bandleader: Flamingo, Sleep, You Go to My Head, Cherokee, Temptation)

1915: Sal Franzella (jazz musician)

1916: Jerry Barber (golfer: PGA Champion [1961])

1918: Ella Fitzgerald (Grammy Award-winning singer [12]: Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home, Mack the Knife, A-Tisket, A-Tasket)

1923: Albert King (Nelson) (blues singer, guitarist: Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong, Think Twice before You Speak, Born under a Bad Sign, Cold Feet)

1928: Rick Henderson (jazz musician)

1928: Melissa Hayden (ballerina)

1930: Paul Mazursky (director: Harry and Tonto, An Unmarried Woman, Scenes from a Mall, The Pickle, Moscow on the Hudson, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Tempest)

1932: Gator (Willis) Jackson (composer, tenor sax: invented the 'gator horn': Chuck's Chuckles, Dance of the Lady Bug, Back Door, Later Gator)

1932: Meadowlark (George) Lemon (basketball: Harlem Globetrotters)

1933: Jerry Leiber (record producer with Mike Stoller: Hard Times, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Up on the Roof, On Broadway, Chapel of Love)

1935: Robert Gutowski (vaulter)

1940: Al Pacino (Academy Award-winning actor: Scent of a Woman [1992], Scarface, Serpico, The Godfather, Dick Tracy; Tony Award-winning actor: Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie [1969], The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel [1977])

1946: Terry Hermeling (football: Washington Redskins tackle: Super Bowl VII)

1946: Talia Shire (Coppola) (actress: Godfather (1,2 & 3), Rocky (1-5), For Richer, For Poorer, A Century of Women, Blood Vows)

1950: Don DeMola (baseball)

1952: Don Martineau (hockey)

Notable Deaths



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