Tuesday, April 13, 2010
This Day in History
In preparing for my volunteer News Group I discovered that this is a rather eventful day in history. Here are just a few of the things I thought to be noteworthy.
The first thing I discovered is that it was on this day that Abraham Lincoln was shot.
Second, it was on this day in 1912 that the Titanic struck an iceberg.
Third, on this day in 1828 Noah Webster copyrighted the dictionary.
Fourth, on this day in 1860 the Pony Express reached Sacramento (and it's been downhill from there for the Postal Service)
Fifth, on this day in 1965 the two men that were the subjects of the great Truman Capote book, In Cold Blood, were executed by hanging in Kansas.
And finally on a somewhat more trivial note, on this day in 1935 Babe Ruth started his last season in professional baseball.
And there you have it. Quite a day. Is your day going to shape up to be just as important??