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TODAY - Apr 25, 2017

Thought of the Day

No free man shall ever be debarred; the use of arms.

Today's Birthday

Oliver Cromwell
Oliver Cromwell Leader, English(1599)

An English Revolution leader and Lord Protector of England.

 
Guglielmo Marconi
Guglielmo Marconi Engineer, Italian(1874)

An Italian engineer who was the first to patent a method of sending signals by radio in 1896.

 
Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow Journalist, American(1908)

An American broadcast journalist, radio and television executive and commentator.

 
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald Singer, American(1917)

an American jazz singer is known as the Queen of jazz.

 
Al Pacino
Al Pacino Actor, American(1940)

An American motion-picture and stage actor who received a Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute.

This day in History

1859

Work begins on the Suez Canal in Egypt; it opens in 1869

1945

Delegates from 50 nations meet in San Francisco to organize the United Nations.

1950

Basketball player Chuck Cooper becomes the first African-American in the NBA when he is drafted by the Boston Celtics.

1953

Biochemists Francis Crick and James Watson announce their discovery of the double-helix structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in the journal Nature.

1956

Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" hits number one on the music charts.

1967

Governor John Love of Colorado signs the first law legalizing abortion in the United States.

Al Pacino (1940)

Al Pacino

An American motion-picture and stage actor who received a Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, was born on April 25, 1940 (age 75), in Manhattan, New York. He played a police detective in the controversial tale of homosexual life Cruising and in Scarecrow, he played a gentle, doomed drifter. For his performance; as a suicidal, blind war veteran in Scent of a Woman in the film “Sea of Love”, he received the Academy Award. “The Indian Wants the Bronx”, he received an Obie Award. In this film he performed a role of a psychotic alcoholic in 1968. He also received Tony Award for his film “Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?” in 1969. In this film he performed as a drug addict.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal