APRIL 16, 2020
Day of the Mushroom — A day to recognize those edible fungi that are great eaten plain, stuffed, or on your pizza.
National High Five Day — Raise those hands and smack em together!
National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day — Let’s be honest here, who isn’t nowadays if we’re all working from home?
|WILBUR WRIGHT (1867-1912) — American inventor. With brother Orville, half of the famed Wright Brothers.|
|CHARLIE CHAPLIN (1889-1977) — English actor, director, screenwriter, & producer. Most famous for playing “The Little Tramp” in silent comedy shorts.|
|KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR (1947) — American Hall of Fame basketball player and actor.|
|BILL BELICHICK (1952) — American football head coach (New England Patriots). Winner of six Super Bowls and third on the all time wins list.|
|MARTIN LAWRENCE (1965) — American actor, comedian, & television show host (Bad Boys, Martin, House Party).|
TODAY IN HISTORY
|1547 BC – The Battle of Megiddo, the first battle in history recorded in what is considered reliable detail.|
|1910 – The oldest, still active, multi-purpose sports arena in the world, The Boston (now Matthews) Arena is opened.|
|1963 – Martin Luther King, Jr. writes his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” while incarcerated for protesting against segregation.|