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TODAY IN HISTORY

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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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