As the sun went down on another beautiful day in Iowa I hoped
people around the world could view it. So if you didn’t get a
chance to see one where you’re at, we’ll share ours.
Many things happened in our history on this day, April 20th,
which is the 110th day of the year. And that means only 255
more days until 2018. Here are a few of the things that
happened on this date.
In 1826, Major Gordon Long was the first non-Muslim to enter
In 1836 the United States Congress passed an act that created
the Wisconsin Territory.
The Civil Rights Act of 1871 became law.
On this date in 1902 Marie and Pierre Curie isolated the
radioactive element radium chloride.
1914 saw 19 men, women, and children killed in the Ludlow
Massacre during a coal miners strike in Colorado.
In 1946 the League of Nations dissolves and gives most of its
power to the United Nations.
And in 1972, Apollo 16 lands on the moon. The mission
commander was John Young.
Adolf Hitler was born on this date in 1889 and Bram Stoker
died on this date in 1912.
If you’re in a mood to party here are some holidays to
Today is: Lima Bean Respect Day, National Cheddar Fries Day,
National High Five Day, National Pineapple Upside-down Cake
Day, National Pot Smokers Day, and National Look Alike Day to
name a few.
For these reasons, and because I didn’t see my name in the
obituaries, it’s going to be a great day. Enjoy our Thursday.
Comments are always welcome.