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On April tenth, 1925, the novel "The Great
Gatsby," by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was first published by
Scribner's of New York.
On this date:
In 1847, American newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer
was born in Mako, Hungary.
In 1866, the
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals was incorporated.
In 1912, the
luxury liner RMS Titanic set sail from
Southampton, England, on its ill-fated maiden
In 1932, German
president Paul Von Hindenburg was re-elected,
with Adolf Hitler coming in second.
In 1953, the
three-dimensional horror movie "House of
Wax," produced by Warner Brothers and
starring Vincent Price, premiered in New York.
In 1959, Japan's
Crown Prince Akihito married a commoner, Michiko
In 1963, the
nuclear-powered submarine USS
"Thresher" failed to surface off Cape
Cod, Massachusetts, in a disaster that claimed
In 1972, the
United States and the Soviet Union joined some 70
nations in signing an agreement banning
In 1974, Golda
Meir announced her resignation as prime minister
In 1998, the
Northern Ireland peace talks concluded as
negotiators reached a landmark settlement to end
30 years of bitter rivalries and bloody attacks.
Ten years ago:
Three European hostages -- a French woman, a
Belgian man and their two-year-old daughter, who
was born in captivity -- were released in Lebanon
by the Abu Nidal Palestinian guerrilla group
following an appeal by Libyan leader Moammar
Five years ago:
Senator Bob Dole launched his third bid for the
White House in Topeka, Kansas.
One year ago: Bad
weather hampered NATO's bombing campaign against
Yugoslavia, but the allies warned Slobodan
Milosevic (sloh-BOH'-dahn mee-LOH'-shuh-vich) the
lull wouldn't last. The Pentagon, meanwhile,
announced that 82 U-S planes would join the force
conducting airstrikes over Yugoslavia. The Miami
Heat humiliated the Chicago Bulls, 82-to-49,
holding the Bulls to the lowest point total since
the introduction of the shot clock.
"Take from me the
hope that I can change the future, and you will
send me mad."
Israel Zangwill, English dramatist (1864-1926).