On This Day

TODAY IS APRIL 3, 2020!

APRIL 3, 2020

Today is:


Find a Rainbow Day — Get outside and take a peek, maybe find some gold (or just make your own rainbows)!

National Kids Yoga Day — Help relieve some stress with the little ones.

National Walk to Work Day — Most of us don’t have far to go, but we can always take a few laps around the “office”.

World Party Day — A global celebration for a happier world.  Participate at a safe distance, though!

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

WASHINGTON IRVING (1783-1859) — American short story writes (Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
MARLON BRANDO (1924-2004) — American actor and director (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, On the Waterfront)
GUS GRISSOM (1926-1967) — American Astronaut. One of the original Mercury 7 & second American in space, killed in the Apollo 1 accident.
JANE GOODALL (1934) — English primatologist & anthropoligist. Known or her work with Chimpanzees.
ALEC BALDWIN (1958) — American actor, comedian, & television show host (Beetlejuice, Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock).
EDDIE MURPHY (1961) — American actor & comedian (Saturday Night Live, Beverly Hills Cop, Shrek)
NIGEL FARAGE (1964) — English politician. Leader of the Brexit movement.

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

1860 – The first successful Pony Express run begins, starting at St. Joseph, Missouri and ending in Sacramento, California.
1865 – Union forces capture and occupy Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America.
1948 – President Harry Truman signs the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid to help rebuild 16 nations (mostly in Western Europe) devastated by World War II.
1968 – Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech in Memphis, Tenn.  He will be assassinated the next day.
2010 – Apple releases its first generation iPad, a landmark tablet computer.

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