The week that was: April 9 – 15

The week that was: April 9 – 15. In case you missed it.

In case you missed it.

 

 

 

 

April 9, 1974 Open Mouth, Insert Foot – CEO or ditch digger, there are days you just want to go home and start over.

April 10, 1869 SCOTUS – The 113th Supreme Court justice:  the 1st in history to serve with the justice for whom he once clerked

April 11, 1970 Houston, We’ve Had a Problem – 200,000 miles from earth and their only means of getting home just blew up.

April 12, 1955 Conquering Polio – Imagine the terrifying finality of the AIDS virus, combined with the randomness of the common cold

April 13, 1861 Sumter – A surprising number of northern soldiers resigned commissions and fought for the south.

April 14, 1958 Laika – In the 1950s, no one knew whether the human body could survive conditions of rocket launch and space flight.

April 15, 1912 Unsinkable – Captain Edward Snow was sure that modern ship-building had gone beyond all that.

 

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Author: Cape Cod Curmudgeon

I'm not a "Historian". I'm a husband, a father, a son and a grandfather. A history geek and sometimes curmudgeon, who still likes to learn new things. I began writing "Today in History" nearly six years ago, as sort of a self-guided history course.  I told myself I’d write 365, the leap year changed that to 366. As I write this, I believe there are over 600. I make every effort to get my facts straight, but I'm as good at being wrong as the next guy. I offer these "Today in History" stories in hopes that you'll enjoy reading them, as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them. Rick Long

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