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TODAY - Apr 03, 2020

Thought of the Day

I have found a desire within myself that no experience in this world can satisfy; the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.

Today's Birthday

Doris Day
Doris Day Actress, American(1924)

An American actress, singer, and animal rights activist.

 
Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando Actor, American(1924)

An American actor, activist and director, who is well known for helping to popularize the Stanislavski system of acting.

 
Helmut Kohl
Helmut Kohl Statesman, German(1930)

A German statesman, who served as Chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998.

 
Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall Primatologist, British(1934)

An English primatologist, anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace.

This day in History

1882

Jesse James, notorious U.S. bank and train robber, is shot in the back by a member of his own gang seeking to claim reward money.

1936

Bruno Richard Hauptmann, convicted of the 1932 kidnapping and murder of aviator Charles Lindbergh's baby, is executed by electrocution.

1991

The U.N. Security Council passes a cease-fire resolution to end the Persian Gulf War.

1996

Theodore Kaczynski is arrested on charges that he is the Unabomber, an anarchist whose homemade bombs killed three and wounded many others over 17 years.

2000

Federal district court judge Thomas Penfield Jackson hands down his "findings of law" in a landmark antitrust case against the Microsoft Corporation, ruling that the company violated the Sherman Antitrust Act.

Jane Goodall (1934)

Jane Goodall

A British zoologist and a respected public figure was born on April 3, 1934, in United Kingdom. Jane travelled to Kenya at the age of 20, in 1957. She served as an assistant to Louis Leakey, a British-Kenyan palaeontologist and anthropologist. She also worked with Leakey on a fossil-hunting expedition to Olduvai Gorge. In 1960, after the encouragement, she set up a chimpanzee research camp at Gombe Stream Game Reserve in Tanzania. Here she observed lives of chimpanzees, for the next 40 years. Her earliest discoveries about them were that chimpanzees make and use tools. She observed that they use grass stems or twigs to remove the insects to eat. In the Shadow of Man was her book in which, she documented these early findings in her first book, which described chimpanzees as mainly peaceful, vegetarian, and social animals.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal