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TODAY IN HISTORY: 4-17-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 April 2014 07:20

Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:

On April 17, 1964, Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock became the first woman to complete a solo airplane trip around the world, returning to Columbus, Ohio, after 29 1/2 days and 21 stopovers in her Cessna 180. Ford Motor Co. unveiled its new Mustang model at the New York World's Fair, five days before the fair's official opening. The first game was played at New York's Shea Stadium; the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Mets, 4-3.

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In 1492, a contract was signed by Christopher Columbus and a representative of Spain's King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, giving Columbus a commission to seek a westward ocean passage to Asia.

In 1521, Martin Luther went before the Diet of Worms (vohrms) to face charges stemming from his religious writings. (He was later declared an outlaw by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.)

In 1861, the Virginia State Convention voted to secede from the Union.

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Lifestyle Briefs: 04-16-14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:41
BGSU's Lee to speak on limits of marriage
Dr. Gary Lee will explain "The Limits of Marriage: Why Getting Everyone Married Won't Solve All Our Problems" in his Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Thursday.
Lee's talk will take place at 4 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater at Bowling Green State University. Admission is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture. Students, groups and classes are encouraged to attend.
Lee is working on a book about the causes of the declining marriage rate in the United States and is an expert on family sociology and the sociology of aging. His recent projects focus on the precedents of aging parents living with their adult children, and the different psychological consequences of widowhood for men and women.
Lee came to BGSU in 1996, serving as chairman of the sociology department until 2013. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Aging.
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TODAY IN HISTORY: 4-16-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 08:58
Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 16, 1964, The Rolling Stones' first album, eponymously titled "The Rolling Stones," was released in the United Kingdom by Decca Records (a slightly different version debuted in the United States a month and a-half later).
On this date:
In 1789, President-elect George Washington left Mount Vernon, Va., for his inauguration in New York.
In 1862, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia. The Confederacy conscripted all white men between the ages of 18 to 35.
In 1879, Bernadette Soubirous, who'd described seeing visions of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes, died in Nevers, France.
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90TH BIRTHDAY: Victor Herringshaw PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:40
Vic-Herringshaw-90thVictor Herringshaw, 7498 Rangeline Road, Rudolph, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Thursday.
He was born April 17, 1924 near Rudolph and is a lifelong farmer.
Herringshaw has two children, Nancy Kahlenberg and Joe. He also has five grandchildren, Kristen, Kerri, Mark, Tyler and Andrew; and five great-grandchildren.
Cards and calls are welcome.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:18
 
TODAY IN HISTORY: April 14, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 14 April 2014 06:52
Today is Monday, April 14, the 104th day of 2014. There are 261 days left in the year. The Jewish holiday Passover begins at sunset.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth while watching a performance of “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater in Washington.
On this date:
In 1775, the first American society for the abolition of slavery was formed in Philadelphia.
In 1828, the first edition of Noah Webster’s “American Dictionary of the English Language” was published.
In 1910, President William Howard Taft became the first U.S. chief executive to throw the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game as the Washington Senators beat the Philadelphia Athletics 3-0.
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