APRIL 24, 2020
Arbor Day — Dedicated to the care and preservation or trees, and the planting of new ones. Today is an investment in our future.
National Hairball Awareness Day — I mean not that anyone wants to think about these lovely gifts from our cats, but now you’re aware.
National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day — Hot dogs wrapped in dough and cooked until golden brown and delicious. Does it get any better?
|EDMUND CARTWRIGHT (1743-1823) — English clergyman and inventor of the power loom, which revolutionized fabric production.|
|ROBERT PENN WARREN (1905-1989) — American Pulitzer prize winning novelist (All the King’s Men) and poet.|
|BARBRA STREISAND (1942) — American singer, actress, & filmmaker (Funny Girl, A Star is Born, Yentl)|
|CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER (1964) — American comedian, actor, & game show host. (Barbershop, Def Comedy Jam)|
|KELLY CLARKSON (1982) — American singer-songwriter, actress, & TV personality. Best-known for being the first winner of American Idol.|
TODAY IN HISTORY
|1184 BC – The traditional date for the Fall of Troy. marking the end to the legendary (and mythic) Trojan War.|
|1704 – The first Boston News-Letter, the first published newspaper in British North America, is printed. It will appear weekly until 1776.|
|1800 – President John Adams signs legislation authoring $5000 for the purchase of “such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress”, thus establishing the US Library of Congress.|
|1990 – The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.|