APRIL 7, 2020
International Beaver Day — Take a few minutes to recognize the importance of our dam building friends!
National Coffee Cake Day — Who wouldn’t like to take a break with this crumb-topped delicacy?
National No Housework Day — I’m not sure this means the boss would be too happy if we slacked today…but e can let the vacuuming slide for now.
World Health Day — Now more than ever take a little time to reflect on your own health and the health of others around the world.
|WILLIAM WORDSWORTH (1770-1850) — English Romantic poet|
|WALTER WINCHELL (1897-1972) — American journalist and radio personality, known for his celebrity gossip stories.|
|BILLIE HOLIDAY (1915-1959) — American jazz singer and actress. Known as one of the seminal voices of jazz music.|
|JACKIE CHAN (1954) — Hong Kong marital artist, actor, & director. (Police Story, Rush Hour, Drunken Master) Famously does all his own stunts, including outtakes during film credits.|
TODAY IN HISTORY
|1788 – Settlers establish an outpost at present day Marietta, Ohio — the first settlement in the Northwest Territory.|
|1862 – Union Armies of the Ohio and Tennessee defeat the Confederate Army of the Mississippi after two days of fighting at the Battle of Shiloh (TN) , one of the bloodiest and most decisive battles of the Civil War.|
|1927 – The first long distance television broadcast (between Washington, DC and New York City) is made, showing an image of then Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover..|
|1940 – Booker T. Washington becomes the first African-American depicted on a US postage stamp.|
|2001 – The Mars Odyssey spacecraft is launched. As of posting, it is still active in polar orbit around Mars with enough energy to function until 2025.|