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this day in Herstory
4/22/2012 - DB Metzger

The first earth day took place in 1970, as well as the first national league game in 1876.  In God we Trust is authorized on US coinage and the Oklahoma Gold Rush begins. In comings and goings, do you remember Erma Bombeck, Ellen Glasgow and Louise Gluck?

1500 Portuguese navigator Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovered Brazil. And of course you all remember when the capital was moved to Brazilia. See 4/21

1509 Henry the Eighth took over the British monarchy from Prince Arthur.

1724 German Philosopher Immanuel Kant was born. Remember studying the Critique of Pure reason in College?

1864 Congress authorized the use of the phrase "In God We Trust" on coins. What happened to E Pluribus Unum? "(one unity composed of many parts")

1876 The first official national league baseball game was played in Philadelphia

1889 the Oklahoma land rush began.

1898 Congress passed the Volunteer Army act which resulted in "the Rough Riders."

1904 Nuclear Scientist Robert Oppenheimer was born.

1970 The first Earth day. and Vladimir Lenin’s birthday (1870-1924).

1996 Erma Bombeck humorist died

Notable Birthdays

1937 Jack Nicholson. Who did Jack play in Warren Beatty’s movie REDS?  Hint, it wasn’t V..I. Lenin?  the film data base  has the answer.

1451 Isabella I ruler of Castile and Aragon, equally with her husband, Ferdinand.

1830 Emily Davis – educator who fought for women in higher education.

1845 Ursula Newell Gestefeld – Christian Science teacher

1857 Ada Rehan Irish American actress

1873 Ellen Glasgow Pulitzer Prize winner writer (novels and short stories) Some of her writings are available on Project Gutenberg.

1943 Louise Elizabeth Gluck  - English professor and poet: won Pulitzer Prize in 1973, U.S. poet laureate 2003-2004)

Quote for Today

"I don't like human nature, but I do like human beings."

-- Ellen Glasgow, from In This Our Life


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