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            Here is what happened on Monday - April 21st...
            It is day 111 of the year 2014, and there are 254 days left...

      Famous People Born On This Day In History...

            1838,John Muir, naturalist.
     Today, this person is/would be 176 years old.
            1916,Anthony Quinn, actor.
     Today, this person is/would be 98 years old.
            1926,Queen Elizabeth II of Britain.
     Today, this person is/would be 88 years old.
            1947,Iggy Pop's.
     Today, this person is/would be 67 years old.
            1935,Charles Grodin, actor, writer.
     Today, this person is/would be 79 years old.
            1958,Rosalie Anderson MacDowell, - aka Andie MacDowell.
     Today, this person is/would be 56 years old.

      Events On This Day In History...

            756,B.C., that is! According to legend, Rome was founded.
            1836,Texans lead by Sam Houston defeated the Mexicans at San Jacinto.
            1837,The first Kindergarten is founded by Friedrich Froebel in Germany.
            1862,Congress establishes US Mint in Denver, Colorado.
            1892,First buffalo is born in Golden Gate Park.
            1918,The Red Baron (von Richthofen) shot down and killed in air battle.
            1940,Quiz show "Take It or Leave It" first asked the $64 question on CBS.
            1972,Apollo 16's John Young & Charles Duke walked on the moon's surface.
            1975,South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu resigned after 10 years.

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