Thursday, April 28, 2005

Happy Birthday Jay

Jay Leno is 55 Today. But according to this site, Jay's birth isn't the only exciting thing that happened on April 28th:

1994 1st multi-racial election in South Africa ends [3 days]
1971 Samuel Lee Gravely Jr becomes 1st black admiral in US Navy
1966 38th Academy Awards - "Sound of Music," Julie Christie & L Marvin win
1956 Last French troop leave Vietnam
1942 "WW II" titled so, as result of Gallup Poll
1789 Fletcher Christian leads Mutiny on HMS Bounty & Capt William Bligh

Deaths on April 28

1991 Floyd B McKissick, US founder (CORE), dies
1987 Ben Linder, development worker, murdered by Contras in Nicaragua
1945 Bernito Mussolini, Fascist leader (Italy), tried & shot

I trained my brain today looking some of this stuff up. It is amazing to realize how much I don't know!


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