APRIL 10, 2020
Encourage a Young Writer Day — If you have a student always with an idea in their head, or a story in mind, today is the day to have them put pen to paper and write it down!
Global Work From Home Day — Seems like that’s everyday now!
National Hug Your Dog Day — For many of us, not having our furry companions right now would make things a lot harder. Show them your appreciation today. Even if you can’t, give a pup a virtual hug!
Siblings Day — Today’s the day to reach out and get in touch with your siblings. Just make sure you don’t need mom or day to separate you or turn the car around!
|COMMODORE MATTHEW PERRY (1794-1858) — American naval officer. Most famous for opening trade relations between the West and Japan.|
|LEW WALLACE (1827-1905) — American lawyer, politician, Union General and author (Ben-Hur)|
|JOSEPH PULITZER (1847-1911) — Hungarian-American publisher, journalist, and politician. Founder of Pulitzer, Inc. and namesake of the Pulitzer Prize.|
|JOHN MADDEN (1936) — American football player, Hall of fame coach, and sportscaster.|
|JUAN WILLIAMS (1954) — Panamanian-American author, journalist, and political analyst (Fox News & NPR)|
|MANDY MOORE (1984) — American singer-songwriter and actress (Tangled, Midway, This is Us)|
TODAY IN HISTORY
|837 – Halley’s Comet makes its closest ever approach to Earth at a distance of 3.2 million miles.|
|1866 – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City.|
|1912 – The RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton, England on her maiden (and only) voyage.|
|1925 – F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is first published by Charles Scribner’s Sons Publishers.|
|1970 – Paul McCartney announces that for personal and professional reasons, he is leaving The Beatles, beginning the “break up” of the band.|