1616 William Shakespeare. died the same day as Spanish Novelist Miguel de Cervantes (Don Quixote) who died in Madrid.
1783 Lady Agnes Surriage Frankland died. She was an American colonial women with a rags to riches story.
1850 William Wordsworth died at the age of 80.
1918 The National Urban League forms
1952 National Secretary week (administrative Professional day) is created. Some think it might be a conspiracy dreamt up by the illuminati of the flower, candy and card companies. It’s also National Volunteers week. If plying the office staff with candy, flowers or strip-O-grams doesn’t forge subservience you can always "downsize" and hire volunteers
1968 The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged, forming The United Methodist Church.
1975 This month Bill Gates and Paul Allen found Micro-Soft.
1975 the Altair 8800 becomes available for $375.00 with 1 KB memory. In 1977 the Apple II is selling for $1,195, including 16K of RAM but no monitor
1985 Coco Cola announced it was changing the secret flavor formula for a "new Coke". But how about the old, old coke.
1988 a federal smoking ban during domestic airline flights went into effect.
1988 Karolina Szabo runs female world record 25k (1:29:30)/30k (1:47:06)
1992 McDonald's opens its 1st fast-food restaurant in China.
1993 labor leader Ceasar Chavez died at the age of 66.
1995 The first Utube video is posted.
1797 Penina Moise poet on Jewish themes
1858 German Physicist Max Planck a Nobel Prize winner has a birthday.
1887 Pauline Morton Sabin was the first woman representative to the Republican. National Committee