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Actress PamelaReed is 65.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
British actor Sir Alec Guinness,whose roles in a 66-year career rangedfrom Hamlet to Obi-Wan Kenobi in“Star Wars,” was born in London.
“Failure has a thousand explanations.Success doesn’t need one.”
— Sir Alec Guinness (1914-2000)
Actress Linda Huntis 69.Actor Adam Rodriguez is 39.
Ring-tailed lemurs stand together at the Haifa zoo in northern Israel.
: Mostly cloudy in the morn-ing then becoming partly cloudy. Aslightchance of showers in the morning. Highsin the upper 50s. North winds 5 to 15mph.
Mostly clear. Lowsin the upper 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 15mph.
: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s. Lightwinds... Becoming southwest around 5 mph in the after-noon.
: Mostly cloudy. Achance of showers.Lows in the upper 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.Chance of showers 40 percent.
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, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon and hisexpedition landed in present-day Florida. (Some historianssay the landing actually occurred the next day, on April 3.)
Congress passed the Coinage Act, which author-ized establishment of the U.S. Mint.
during the Civil War, the Richmond Bread Rioterupted in the Confederate capital as a mob outraged overfood shortages and rising prices attacked and looted stores.
President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress todeclare war against Germany, saying, “The world must bemade safe for democracy.” (Congress declared war four dayslater.)
, aviator Charles A. Lindbergh and John F. Condonwent to a cemetery in The Bronx, N.Y., where Condon turnedover $50,000 to a man in exchange for Lindbergh’s kid-napped son. (The child, who was not returned, was founddead the following month.)
, Glenn Miller and his orchestra recorded“American Patrol” at the RCAVictor studios in Hollywood.
, the soap operas “As the World Turns” and “TheEdge of Night” premiered on CBS-TV.
the science-fiction film “2001: ASpaceOdyssey,” produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, had itsworld premiere in Washington, D.C.In 1974, French President Georges Pompidou, 62, died inParis.
, several thousand troops from Argentina seizedthe disputed Falkland Islands, located in the south Atlantic,from Britain. (Britain seized the islands back the followingJune.)
, former actress and consumer reporter BettyFurness died in New York at age 78.
Pope John Paul II died in his Vatican apartment atage 84.In 1935, Pan American became the ﬁrstairline to serve hot meals during aﬂight.***The ﬁrst drive-in movie theater wasbuilt in 1933 in Camden, N.J.***Hattie McDaniel (1895-1952) was thefirst African-American to win anAcademy Award. She won an award forbest supporting actress in 1940 for herrole as Mammy in “Gone With theWind” (1939).***Yellowstone National Park inWyoming, established in 1872, wasthe ﬁrst ofﬁcial national park in thecountry.***Novelist and playwright J.M. Barrie(1860-1937), creator of Peter Pan,invented the name Wendy. The namewas ﬁrst used in “Peter Pan” in 1904.***Wheaties was the ﬁrst product to have asinging radio commercial. In 1926,the Wheaties quartet sang the jingle“Have you tried Wheaties?”***Do you know who the ﬁrst athletedepicted on a box of Wheaties was?The year? See answer at end.***“The Birth of a Nation” (1915) was theﬁrst movie shown at the White House.It was shown Feb. 18, 1915, whileWoodrow Wilson (1856-1924) waspresident. The movie theater at theWhite House was built 18 years laterby Franklin Roosevelt (1882-1945).***Nesquik, introduced in 1948, was theﬁrst powdered chocolate milk mix. TheNesquik Bunny has representedNesquik since 1973.***Parker Brothers was established in1888 with their first game calledBanking. Some of the popular boardgames of the 1890s were the Game of American History and the PresidentialGame.***In 1962, South African professionalgolfer Gary Player (born 1935) becamethe ﬁrst non-American to win the U.S.Masters golf tournament. He won theMasters again in 1971 and 1978.***In 1993, Hawaiian Chad Rowan (born1969) became the ﬁrst non-Japanesesumo wrestler to reach the highest rankin sumo wrestling. At 6 feet 8 inches,he was one of the tallest sumowrestlers ever.***Design student Charles Hall designedthe ﬁrst waterbed while he was a stu-dent at San Francisco State Universityin 1968. Hall’s design used vinyl forthe water mattress and a small externalheater to warm the water.***Caroline Herschel (1750-1848) wasthe ﬁrst woman to discover a comet.The discovery was made on Aug. 1,1786. Herschel worked as an assistantto her brother, who was as anastronomer for the King of GreatBritain George III (1738-1820).***Scientist Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) was the ﬁrst to suggest a “sun-centered” view of the planets. Hebelieved that the Earth traveled aroundthe Sun, as opposed to previously heldopposite belief.***The ﬁrst successful aerial photographwas taken in 1860 by James W. Black(1825-1896) from a hot air balloonowned by Samuel Archer King (1828-1914). The balloon was held by cable1,200 feet over the city of Boston. Thephoto, titled “Boston as the Eagle andthe Wild Goose See It,” is still in exis-tence.***Answer: The ﬁrst athlete on a box of Wheaties was baseball player LouGehrig (1903-1941) in 1934. Gehrigplayed first base for the New YorkYankees from 1925 to 1939. He wasthe ﬁrst player in any sport to have hisuniform number retired. The Yankeesretired number 4 in 1939.
Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs inthe weekend and Wednesday editions of theDaily Journal. Questions? Comments?Email knowitall(at)smdailyjournal.com orcall 344-5200 ext. 114.
(Answers tomorrow)GOUGE HOUSE EXTENTCANNEDYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:The bat bar was becoming a popular —HANGOUTNow arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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The Daily Derby race winners are CaliforniaClassic,No.5,in ﬁrst place;Lucky Charms,No.12,in second place;and Gorgeous George,No.8,inthird place.The race time was clocked at 1:44.11.
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