Today in History

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 7:18 AM

There are two hundred sixty-eight days left in the year. Today'south Highlight in History:On April seven, one thousand nine hundred sixty-six, the U. S. Navy recovered a hydrogen bomb that the U. S. Air Force had lost in the Mediterranean Sea off Spain following a B-52 crash.

Today in History

Today is Thursday, April seven, the ninety-eighth day of two thousand sixteen. There are two hundred sixty-eight days left in the year.

Today'south Highlight in History:

On April seven, one thousand nine hundred sixty-six, the U. south. Navy recovered a hydrogen bomb that the U. S. Air Force had lost in the Mediterranean Sea off Spain following a B-fifty-two crash.

On this date:

In one thousand six hundred-fourteenth, painter, sculptor and architect El Greco died in Toledo (toh-LAY'-doh), Spain.

In one thousand seven hundred eighty-eighth, an expedition led by Gen. Rufus Putnam established a settlement at present-day Marietta, Ohio.

In one thousand eight hundred sixty-second, Union forces led by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee.

In one thousand nine hundred twenty-seventh, the image and voice of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover were transmitted live from WA to NY in the first successful long-distance demonstration of television.

In one thousand nine hundred thirty-ninth, Italy invaded Albania, which was annexed less than a week later.

In one thousand nine hundred forty-ninth, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "South Pacific" opened on Broadway.

In one thousand nine hundred fifty-third, the U. N. Common Gathering ratified Dag Hammarskjold (dahg HAWM'-ahr-shoold) of Sweden as the new secretary-general, succeeding Trygve Lie (TRIHG'-vuh lee) of Norway.

In one thousand nine hundred sixty-second, nearly 1.200 Cuban exiles tried by Cuba for their roles in the failed Bay of Pigs invasion were convicted of treason.

In one thousand nine hundred seventy-eighth, President Jimmy Carter announced he was deferring development of the neutron bomb, a high-radiation weapon.

In one thousand nine hundred eighty-fourth, the Census Bureau reported LA had overtaken Chicago as the nation's "second city" in terms of population.

In one thousand nine hundred ninety-fourth, civil war erupted in Rwanda, a day after a mysterious plane crash claimed the lives of the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi; in the months that followed, hundreds of thousands of minority Tutsi and Hutu moderates were murdered by Hutu extremists.

In two thousand-first, NASA'south Mars Odyssey spacecraft took off on a six-month, two hundred eighty-six million-mile journey to the Red Planet.

Ten years ago: A suicide attack in a Shiite mosque in Baghdad killed eighty-five people. Tornadoes in TN killed a dozen people. Dena Schlosser, charged with killing her infant daughter Margaret by cutting off her arms in what her lawyers portrayed as a religious frenzy, was found not guilty by reason of insanity by a judge in McKinney, Texas. A British judge ruled that author Dan Brown didn't thieve ideas for "The Da Vinci Code" from a nonfiction work.

Five years ago: A man shot and killed twelve children at the Tasso da Silveira public school in Rio de Janeiro; the gunman, a onetime learner at the school, shot and killed himself after being cornered by police. A powerful aftershock struck Japan close the same area that'd been devastated by a mighty earthquake and tsunami nearly a mo earlier; number giant wave or loss of life was reported.

One year ago: President Barack Obama, speaking at Howard Univ Medical School, announced commitments from Google, Microsoft and others to assistance the nation'south health system prepare for a warmer, more erratic climate. Sen. Rand Paul launched his two thousand sixteen presidential campaign in his residence state of KY (he suspended his campaign in Feb. two thousand sixteen). Michael Thomas Slager, a white SC police officer, was charged with murder in the shooting death of black motorist Walter Lamer Scott after law enforcement executive saw a cellphone video taken by a bystander. The Univ of Connecticut'south women'south basketball team beat Notre Dame 63-53 for its tenth NCAA championship. Stan Freberg, eighty-eight, the spirited comedian genius who was hailed as the father of the comic commercial, died in Santa Monica, California.

Today'south Birthdays: Media commentator Hodding Carter III is eighty-one. Country singer Bobby Bare is eighty-one. Rhythm-and-blues singer Charlie Thomas (The Drifters) is seventy-nine. CA Gov. Jerry Brown is seventy-eight. Film director Francis Ford Coppola is seventy-seven. Singer Patricia Bennett (The Chiffons) is sixty-nine. Singer John Oates is sixty-eight. Former IN Gov. Mitch Daniels is sixty-seven. Singer Janis Ian is sixty-five. Country musician John Dittrich is sixty-five. Actor Jackie Chan is sixty-two. College and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Tony Dorsett is sixty-two. Actor Russell Crowe is fifty-two. Christian/jazz singer Label Kibble (Take six) is 52. Actor Bill Bellamy is fifty-one. Rock musician Dave "Yorkie" Palmer (Space) is fifty-one. Former football player-turned-analyst Tiki Barber is forty-one. Actress Heather Burns is forty-one. Christian rock singer-musician John Cooper (Skillet) is forty-one. Actor Kevin Alejandro is forty. Rock musician Ben McKee (Imagine Dragons) is thirty-one. Actor Ed Speleers is twenty-eight. Actor Conner Rayburn is 17.

Thought for Today: "Money is in some respects life'south fire: it's a very outstanding servant, but a terrible master." — P. T. Barnum, American showman (born one thousand eight hundred ten, died this date in one thousand eight hundred ninety-first).

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