Saturday, April 16, 2016

Today in History: Saturday, April 16, 2016


AP Highlight in History:
On April 16, 2007, a student killed 32 people on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., before taking his own life in the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history.
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On this date in:
1789President-elect George Washington left Mount Vernon, Va., for his inauguration in New York.
1912Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly across the English Channel.
1917Revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin returned to Russia after years of exile.
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1947Financier and presidential confidant Bernard M. Baruch said in a speech at the South Carolina statehouse, "Let us not be deceived. We are today in the midst of a cold war."
1962Walter Cronkite succeeded Douglas Edwards as anchorman of "The CBS Evening News."
1962Bob Dylan debuted his song "Blowin' in the Wind" at Gerde's Folk City in New York.
1964"The Rolling Stones (England's Newest Hitmakers)," the band's debut album, was released.
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1972Apollo 16 blasted off on a voyage to the moon.
1992The House ethics committee listed 303 current and former lawmakers who had overdrawn their House bank accounts.
1996Britain's Prince Andrew and his wife, Sarah, the Duchess of York, announced they were getting a divorce.
2003Michael Jordan played his last NBA game as his Washington Wizards ended their season with a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI turns 89 years old today.

NameProfessionAge
Bobby VintonSinger81
Queen Margrethe IIQueen of Denmark76
Kareem Abdul-JabbarBasketball Hall of Famer69
Bill BelichickFootball coach64
Peter GarrettRock singer (Midnight Oil)63
Ellen BarkinActress62
Jimmy OsmondSinger53
Jon CryerActor ("Two and a Half Men")51
Martin LawrenceActor, comedian51
Peter BillingsleyActor ("A Christmas Story")44
Actress Rooney Mara ("The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo") turns 31 years old today.
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