Today is Saturday, April 23, the 113th day of 2011. There are 252 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 23, 1616, English poet and dramatist William Shakespeare, 52, died on what has been traditionally regarded as the anniversary of his birth in 1564.
On this date:
In 1789, President-elect George Washington moved into the first executive mansion, the Franklin House, in New York.
In 1791, the 15th president of the United States, James Buchanan, was born in Franklin County, Pa.
In 1896, the Vitascope system for projecting movies onto a screen was publicly demonstrated in New York City.
In 1910, former President Theodore Roosevelt delivered his famous "Man in the Arena" speech at the Sorbonne in Paris.
In 1940, about 200 people died in the Rhythm Night Club Fire in Natchez, Miss.
In 1954, Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit the first of his record 755 major-league home runs, in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (The Braves won, 7-5.)
In 1961, Judy Garland performed her legendary concert at New York's Carnegie Hall.
In 1968, student protesters began occupying buildings on the campus of Columbia University in New York; police put down the protests a week later.
In 1969, Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death for assassinating New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. (The sentence was later reduced to life imprisonment.)
In 1985, the Coca-Cola Co. announced it was changing the secret flavor formula for Coke (negative public reaction forced the company to resume selling the original version).
Ten years ago: USS Greeneville Commander Scott Waddle was given a letter of reprimand as punishment for a submarine collision that killed nine people aboard a Japanese fishing vessel off Hawaii.
Five years ago: Osama bin Laden issued new threats in an audiotape broadcast on Arab television and accused the United States and Europe of supporting a "Zionist" war on Islam by cutting off funds to the Hamas-led Palestinian government.
One year ago: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed the nation's toughest illegal immigration law, saying "decades of inaction and misguided policy" had created a "dangerous and unacceptable situation"; opponents said the law would encourage discrimination against Hispanics. The Coast Guard suspended a three-day search for 11 workers missing since an explosion rocked the Deepwater Horizon oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
Today's Birthdays: Actress-turned-diplomat Shirley Temple Black is 83. Actor Alan Oppenheimer is 81. Actor David Birney is 72. Actor Lee Majors is 72. Irish nationalist Bernadette Devlin McAliskey is 64. Actress Blair Brown is 63. Writer-director Paul Brickman is 62. Actress Joyce DeWitt is 62. Actor James Russo is 58. Filmmaker-author Michael Moore is 57. Actress Judy Davis is 56. Actress Jan Hooks is 54. Actress Valerie Bertinelli is 51. Actor Craig Sheffer is 51. Actor George Lopez is 50. Rock musician Gen is 47. U.S. Olympic gold medal skier Donna Weinbrecht is 46. Actress Melina Kanakaredes (kah-nah-KAH'-ree-deez) is 44. Rock musician Stan Frazier (Sugar Ray) is 43. Country musician Tim Womack (Sons of the Desert) is 43. Actor Scott Bairstow (BEHR'-stow) is 41. Actor Barry Watson is 37. Actor Kal Penn is 34. MLB All-Star Andruw Jones is 34. Actress Jaime King is 32. Actor Aaron Hill is 28. Actress Rachel Skarsten is 26. Tennis player Nicole Vaidisova (vay-deh-SOH'-vuh) is 22. Actor Dev Patel (puh-TEHL') ("Slumdog Millionaire") is 21. Actor Matthew Underwood is 21. Actor Camryn Walling is 21.
Thought for Today: "The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he is really very good _ in spite of all the people who say he is very good." _ Robert Graves, English poet (1895-1985).
(Above Advance for Use Saturday, April 23)
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