APRIL 28, 2020
Great Poetry Reading Day — Coming at the end of National Poetry Month, today is the day for everyone to read poetry — whether to each other, to ourselves, or just out loud for the whole world to hear!
National Blueberry Pie Day — Nothing more needs to be said — one of the most popular pies out there gets its own day!
National Superhero Day — Whether they be fictional superheroes, or those you consider a superhero in real life, today is their day!
|JAMES MONROE (1758-1831) — American politician, statesman and diplomat. 5th President of the United States.|
|OSKAR SCHINDLER (1908-1974) — German businessman credited with saving over 1,200 Jews who worked in his factory from the Holocaust. Subject of the film Schindler’s List.|
|HARPER LEE (1926-2016) — American novelist (To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman)|
|SIR TERRY PRATCHETT (1948-2015) — English satirist, humorist, and fantasy novelist (Discworld series)|
|JAY LENO (1950) — American writer, comedian, & former late-night television show host (The Tonight Show).|
|ELENA KAGAN (1960) — American jurist; Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court|
|JORGE GARCIA (1973) — American actor and comedian. (LOST, Hawaii Five-O)|
TODAY IN HISTORY
|1788 – Maryland ratifies the US Constitution, the 7th state to do so.|
|1789 – The Mutiny on the HMS Bounty — Captain William Bligh and 18 crew loyal to him ate set adrift in the South Pacific.|
|1952 – The Treaty of San Francisco comes into effect, restoring Japan’s sovereignty and ending its state of war with the World War II Allies.|
|1973 – Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon reaches #1 on the US Billboard chart and will remain there for a record-setting 741 consecutive weeks.|