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TODAY IN HISTORY
The Associated Press
Today is Wednesday , April 25 . the 115th day of 2007.
There are 250 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
Five hundred (500) years ago, on April 25. 1507, America got its name from German cartographer Martin Waldseemueller, who first used the term on a world map to refer to the huge mass of land in the Western Hemisphere. in honor of Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci.
On this date:
In 1959. the St. Lawrence Seaway opened to shipping.
In 1983, the Pioneer X spacecraft crossed Pluto’s orbit,
speeding on its endless voyage through the Milky Way.
Today’s Birthdays: Actor Al Pacino is 67. Rock musician Stu Cook (Creedence Clearwater Revival) is 62 . Actor Hank Azaria is 43.
Actress Renee Zellweger is 38. Actor Jason Lee is 37.
Thought for Today:
I think that the glorious thing about the human race is that it does change the world — constantly. The world or ‘life’ may seem to more often overwhelm the human being, but it is the human being’s capacity for struggling against being overwhelmed which is remarkable and exhilarating.”
— Lorraine Hansberry. American author-dramatist 1930-1965
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