(1885) Buffalo Bill’s show hires sharpshooter Annie Oakley At 25, standing just 5 feet tall, and the daughter of Pennsylvania Quakers, Annie Oakley is nicknamed ‘Little Sure Shot’ by Sitting Bull after she’s hired on as a sharpshooter in Buffalo Bill’s popular, and lucrative, Wild West show.Annie Oakley was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Her “amazing talent” first came to light when the then-15-year-old won a shooting match with traveling-show marksman Frank E. Butler. The couple joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show a few years later. Oakley became a renowned international star, performing before royalty and heads of state.
Born: Aug 13, 1860 · Patterson Township, OH Died: Nov 03, 1926 · Greenville, OH Height: 4′ 11″ (1.51 m) Spouse: Frank E. Butler (m. 1876 – 1926) Parents: Susan Wise Moses (Mother) · Jacob Moses (Father)
1870: On March 15, 1870, at age nine, Annie was admitted to the Darke County Infirmary, along with elder sister Sarah Ellen.
1875: The Annie Oakley Center Foundation mentions Oakley visiting her married sister, Lydia Stein, at her home near Cincinnati in 1875.
1876: Assuming their marriage had been in 1876, Oakley and Butler had been married just over 50 years.
1882: A certificate is currently on file with the Archives of Ontario, Registration Number 49594, reporting Butler and Oakley being wed on June 20, 1882, in Windsor, Ontario.
1894: In 1894, Oakley and Butler performed in Edison’s Kinetoscope film, The “Little Sure Shot of the Wild West,” an exhibition of rifle shooting at glass balls, etc.
1902: She left the Buffalo Bill show and in 1902 began a quieter acting career in a stage play written especially for her, The Western Girl.
wiki/Annie_Oakley(1915) Armenian Genocide begins with arrests in ConstantinopleTurkey’s Ottoman government arrests 250 intellectuals and leaders of the minority Armenian population. Within a week most will be executed, and within a few years an estimated 1.5 million Armenians will be killed in the 20th century’s first genocide.The Armenian Genocide, also known as the Armenian Holocaust, was the Ottoman government’s systematic extermination of 1.5 million Armenians, mostly Ottoman citizens within the Ottoman Empire and its successor state, the Republic of Turkey. The starting date is conventionally held to be 24 April 1915, the day that Ottoman authorities rounded up, arrested, and deported 235 to 270 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders from Constantinople to the region of Ankara, the majority of whom were eventually murdered. The genocide was carried out during and after World War I and implemented in two phases: the wholesale killing of the able-bodied male population through massacre and subjection of army conscripts to forced labour, followed by the deportation of women, children, the elderly, and the infirm on death marches leading to the Syrian desert. Driven forward by military escorts, the deportees were deprived of food and water and subjected to periodic robbery, rape, and massacre. Other indigenous and Christian ethnic groups such as the Assyrians and the Ottoman Greeks were similarly targeted for extermination by the Ottoman government in the Assyrian genocide and the Greek genocide, and their treatment is considered by some historians to be part of the same genocidal policy. Most Armenian diaspora communities around the world came into being as a direct result of the genocide.
Start date: Apr 24, 1915 End date: 1917
wiki/Armenian_Genocide(1987) Howard Stern rallies against FCCControversial radio host Howard Stern holds a rally in New York’s Dag Hammarskjold Plaza to protest the FCC’s decision that he aired indecent material. Stern’s battles with the agency would continue through 2005 when he will begin broadcasting via satellite radio.Howard Allan Stern is an American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor, and photographer. He is best known for his radio show The Howard Stern Show, which gained popularity when it was nationally syndicated on terrestrial radio from 1986 to 2005. Stern has broadcast on Sirius XM Radio since 2006. Stern first wished to be on the radio at five years of age. He landed his first radio jobs while at Boston University. From 1976 to 1982, Stern developed his on-air personality through morning positions at WRNW in Briarcliff Manor, New York, WCCC in Hartford, Connecticut, WWWW in Detroit, Michigan, and WWDC in Washington, D.C. Stern worked afternoons at WNBC in New York City from 1982 until his firing in 1985.
Born: Jan 12, 1954 (age 63) · Jackson Heights, NY Height: 6′ 5″ (1.96 m) Spouse: Beth Ostrosky Stern (m. 2008) · Alison Stern (m. 1978 – 2001) Children: Emily Beth Stern (Daughter) · Deborah Jennifer Stern (Daughter) · Ashley Jade Stern (Daughter) Education: Boston University · Roosevelt High School · South Side High School Parents: Ben Stern (Father) · Ray Stern (Mother)
wiki/Howard_Stern(1990) Hubble Space Telescope launched into Earth’s orbitRiding on the Space Shuttle ‘Discovery,’ a 24,000-pound space telescope with an almost 8-foot mirror will be deployed to a low Earth orbit. It will transmit spectacular images of distant galaxies, black holes, nebulas, and other deep-space wonders.The Hubble Space Telescope is a space telescope that was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 and remains in operation. Although not the first space telescope, Hubble is one of the largest and most versatile, and is well known as both a vital research tool and a public relations boon for astronomy. The HST is named after the astronomer Edwin Hubble, and is one of NASA’s Great Observatories, along with the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the Spitzer Space Telescope.
Website:www.nasa.gov/hubble Launched: Apr 24, 1990 Orbital height: 347 miles (559 km) Weight: 24,493 pound (11,110 kg) Orbital period: 96.50 minutes Orbital speed: 4.66 miles/s (7.50 km/s) Launch vehicle: STS-31
(1616) William Shakespeare dies on his birthday According to tradition, the revered English-language playwright is born on this date in 1564, and he dies on the same date 52 years later. In between, the Stratford-upon-Avon native is credited with writing 38 plays and 154 sonnets that will outlive him by centuries.William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet, and the “Bard of Avon”. His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
Lived: Apr 23, 1564 – Apr 23, 1616 (age 52) Height: 6′ 4″ (1.93 m) Spouse: Anne Hathaway (m. 1582 – 1616) Children: Susanna Hall (Daughter) · Hamnet Shakespeare (Son) · Judith Quiney (Daughter) Lyricist for: Romeo and Juliet · Macbeth · A Midsummer Night’s Dream · The Taming of the Shrew · The Comedy of Errors · Titus Andronicus · Antony and Cleopatra · The Two Gentlemen of Verona · Standup Shakespeare Education: King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon
1582: At 18, he married 26-year-old Anne Hathaway, who was pregnant.
1593: In 1593 and 1594, when the theatres were closed because of plague, Shakespeare published two narrative poems on erotic themes, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece.
1596: In 1596, the year before he bought New Place as his family home in Stratford, Shakespeare was living in the parish of St. Helen’s, Bishopsgate, north of the River Thames.
1599: In 1599, two early drafts of sonnets 138 and 144 appeared in The Passionate Pilgrim, published under Shakespeare’s name but without his permission.
1609: Published in 1609, the Sonnets were the last of Shakespeare’s non-dramatic works to be printed.
1616: Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616, at the age of 52.
wiki/William_Shakespeare(1954) Hank Aaron hits his first home runAaron hits his first MLB home run, playing for the Milwaukee Braves against the St. Louis Cardinals. ‘Hammerin’ Hank’ would go on to surpass Babe Ruth and retire in 1976 with 755 home runs, setting a record that would stand until 2007.Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron, nicknamed “Hammer”, or “Hammerin’ Hank”, is a retired American Major League Baseball right fielder who is currently the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves. He played 21 seasons for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League and 2 seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League, from 1954 through 1976. Aaron held the MLB record for career home runs for 33 years, and he still holds several MLB offensive records. He hit 24 or more home runs every year from 1955 through 1973, and is one of only two players to hit 30 or more home runs in a season at least fifteen times. In 1999, The Sporting News ranked Aaron fifth on its “100 Greatest Baseball Players” list.
Born: Feb 05, 1934 (age 83) · Mobile, AL Height: 6′ 0″ (1.83 m) Spouse: Billye Aaron (m. 1973) · Barbara Lucas (m. 1953 – 1971) Education: Central High School Children: Lary Aaron (Son) · Gary Aaron (Son) · Hank Aaron, Jr. (Son) · Dorinda Aaron (Daughter) · Gaile Aaron (Daughter) · Ceci Aaron (Daughter) Siblings: Tommie Aaron (Brother) · Alfredia Scott (Sister)
1953: Hank Aaron married Barbara Lucas on October 06, 1953; their marriage lasted 18 years till February 01, 1971.
1954: He played 21 seasons for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League (NL) and 2 seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League (AL), from 1954 through 1976.
1969: On July 31, 1969, Aaron hit his 537th home run, passing Mickey Mantle’s total; this moved Aaron into third place on the career home run list, after Willie Mays and Babe Ruth.
1971: At age 37, he hit a career-high 47 home runs during the season (along with a career-high .669 slugging percentage) and finished third in MVP voting for the sixth time.
1973: He hit home run number 713 on September 29, 1973, and with one day remaining in the season, many expected him to tie the record.
1999: In 1999, MLB created the Hank Aaron Award, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Aaron’s surpassing of Babe Ruth’s career home run mark of 714 home runs and to honor Aaron’s contributions to baseball.
wiki/Hank_Aaron(1968) Students take over Columbia University in Vietnam protest Angered at the school’s affiliation with institutions connected to the Vietnam War, students at New York’s prestigious Columbia University stage a mass protest and take control of buildings on campus. Police will later move in to clear the protesters.The Columbia University protests of 1968 were among the many student demonstrations that occurred around the world in that year. The Columbia protests erupted over the spring of that year after students discovered links between the university and the institutional apparatus supporting the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War, as well as their concern over an allegedly segregatory gymnasium to be constructed in the nearby Morningside Park. The protests resulted in the student occupation of many university buildings and the eventual violent removal of protesters by the New York City Police Department.
Start date: Mar 27, 1967 End date: Apr 30, 1968
wiki/Columbia_University_protests_of_1968(2005) Online video mania begins with elephantsAn 18-second clip titled, ‘Me at the Zoo,’ is the first video uploaded to YouTube. The clip features YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim admiring elephants at the San Diego Zoo. Though Karim’s video is a far cry from ‘Gangnam Style’ and ‘What Does the Fox Say?’ it will open the floodgates to the now ubiquitous video-sharing site.YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. The service was created by three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google’s subsidiaries. The site allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to favorites, report and comment on videos, subscribe to other users, and it makes use of WebM, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, and Adobe Flash Video technology to display a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos.
Website: www.youtube.com Customer service: +1 650-253-0000 Founded: Feb 14, 2005 · San Mateo, CA Headquarters: San Bruno, CA CEO: Susan Wojcicki (2014) Founders: Jawed Karim · Steve Chen · Chad Hurley
(1915) WWI’s Second Battle of Ypres shocks with chemical weapon useA battle to secure the Belgian town of Ypres introduces the world to the large-scale use of chemical weapons when the Germans release 168 long tons of chlorine gas on the Allied lines. Wind-borne poison gas kills 6,000 French troops in minutes.During World War I, the Second Battle of Ypres was fought from 22 April – 25 May 1915 for control of the strategic Flemish town of Ypres in western Belgium after the First Battle of Ypres the previous autumn. It was the first mass use by Germany of poison gas on the Western Front. For the first time, a former colonial force defeated a European power on European soil.
Start date: Apr 22, 1915 End date: May 25, 1915
wiki/Second_Battle_of_Ypres(1969) Londoner sails solo nonstop around the worldNine sailors take on the challenge of becoming the first to sail nonstop around the globe single-handedly, but only Robin Knox-Johnston completes the journey. The former sailor in the Royal Naval Reserve steers his 32-foot boat ‘Suhaili’ through the world’s oceans for 10 months.Sir William Robert Patrick “Robin” Knox-Johnston, CBE, RD and bar is an English sailor. In 1969 he became the first man to perform a single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the globe and was the second winner of the Jules Verne Trophy, together with Sir Peter Blake.
Born: Mar 17, 1939 (age 78) · London, England Movies: Deep Water Education: Berkhamsted School
1965: In 1965 he sailed his William Atkins design ketch Suhaili from Bombay to England.
1967: His wife left him when he proposed taking her and the child back to England in his new boat Suhaili, and they were divorced in 1967.
1994: Knox-Johnston and Peter Blake (who both acted as co-skippers) won the Jules Verne Trophy for the fastest circumnavigation in 1994.
1996: In 1996 Knox-Johnston established the first Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and has since worked with the Clipper Ventures company as chairman to progress the race to higher levels every year.
2006: In 2006 he became at 67 the oldest yachtsman to complete a round the world solo voyage in the Velux 5 Oceans Race.
2007: He completed his second solo circumnavigation of the world in the yacht Saga Insurance on 4 May 2007, finishing in fourth place in the Velux 5 Oceans Race.
wiki/Robin_Knox-Johnston(1970) First Earth DayPeace activist John McConnell, US Senator Gaylord Nelson, and coordinator Denis Hayes create a day to honor and promote protection of the Earth and its ecosystems. Earth Day will gain in popularity, and grow to include observances in more than 192 countries.Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.
wiki/Earth_Day(2004) Pat Tillman shot in AfghanistanThe former Arizona Cardinal who enlisted in the US Army following the September 11 attacks is killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan. Military officials will initially inform Tillman’s family he died in a firefight with enemy forces.Patrick Daniel Tillman was a professional American football player in the National Football League who left his sports career and enlisted in the United States Army in June 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. His service in Iraq and Afghanistan, and subsequent death, were the subject of much media attention.
Lived: Nov 06, 1976 – Apr 22, 2004 (age 27) Height: 5′ 11″ (1.80 m) Spouse: Marie Tillman (m. 2002 – 2004) Education: Arizona State University · Leland High School Siblings: Richard Tillman (Brother) · Kevin Tillman (Brother) Movies: The Tillman Story
1994: He started his college career as a linebacker for Arizona State University in 1994, when he secured the last remaining scholarship for the team.
1998: In the 1998 National Football League Draft, Tillman was selected as the 226th pick by the Arizona Cardinals.
2002: Pat Tillman married Marie Tillman on May 04, 2002.
2003: In addition to his military awards, Pat Tillman received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award from ESPN in 2003, as part of that year’s ESPY Awards ceremony.
2003: Another article quotes Tillman as having told then-general manager of the Seattle Seahawks Bob Ferguson in December 2003, “You know I’m not religious.”
2004: On April 22, 2004, he was initially reported to have been killed by enemy combatants.
(753 BCE) Rome is foundedAccording to tradition, orphaned twins Romulus and Remus establish what will become one of the world’s great cities. Legend holds that the twins had been saved from starvation by a she-wolf who’d found them abandoned in a cave on Palatine Hill. This area will eventually become Rome’s center.
The founding of Rome can be investigated through archaeology, but traditional stories handed down by the ancient Romans themselves explain the earliest history of their city in terms of legend and myth.
The most familiar of these myths, and perhaps the most famous of all Roman myths, is the story of Romulus and Remus, the twins who were suckled by a she-wolf. This story had to be reconciled with a dual tradition, set earlier in time, the one that had the Trojan refugee Aeneas escape to Italy and found the line of Romans through his son Iulus, the namesake of the Julio-Claudian dynasty.
wiki/Founding_of_Rome(1836) Texas wins independence at Battle of San JacintoThe Texas Revolution ends as General Sam Houston and his Texian Army soundly defeat the forces of Mexican General Santa Anna in a surprise attack. The Battle of San Jacinto lasts just 18 minutes, and will lead to the independence of the Republic of Texas.The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, in present-day Harris County, Texas, was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Led by General Sam Houston, the Texian Army engaged and defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna’s Mexican army in a fight that lasted just 18 minutes.
Date: Apr 21, 1836
wiki/Battle_of_San_Jacinto(1918) Fabled and feared WWI flying ace ‘The Red Baron’ shot downAlthough hit in the chest with a fatal bullet during an aerial dogfight, 25-year-old German fighter pilot Baron Manfred von Richthofen, famed for his unmatched run of 80 combat victories, lands his plane near the French village of Vaux-sur-Somme, and utters “kaputt” before dying in the cockpit.Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, also widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service during the First World War. He is considered the ace-of-aces of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.
Born: May 02, 1892 · Wrocław, Poland Died: Apr 21, 1918 · Vaux-sur-Somme, France Siblings: Lothar von Richthofen (Brother) · Ilse von Richthofen (Sister) · Bolko von Richthofen (Brother) Parents: Albrecht Philipp Karl Julius Freiherr von Richthofen (Father) · Kunigunde Hildegard Marie Luise Elisabeth von Schickfus (Mother) Founded: Jagdgeschwader 1
1915: After a chance meeting with the German ace fighter pilot Oswald Boelcke, Richthofen entered training as a pilot in October 1915.
1916: In February 1916 Manfred “rescued” his brother Lothar from the boredom of training new troops in Luben and encouraged him to also transfer to the Fliegertruppe.
1917: He switched to the Albatros D.III in January 1917, scoring two victories before suffering an in-flight crack in the spar of the aircraft’s lower wing on 24 January.
1917: In January 1917, after his 16th confirmed kill, Richthofen received the Pour le Mérite (informally known as “The Blue Max”), the highest military honour in Germany at the time.
1917: He returned to his Albatros D.III on 2 April 1917 and scored 22 victories in it before switching to the Albatros D.V in late June.
1918: Richthofen was shot down and killed near Amiens on 21 April 1918.
wiki/Manfred_von_Richthofen(1977) ‘Annie’ opens on BroadwayThe musical version of the newspaper comic strip finds a home in New York’s Alvin Theatre and goes on to win seven Tony Awards. Andrea McArdle stars in the title role, and will later be replaced by Sarah Jessica Parker, Allison Smith and others during the show’s six-year run.Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre. It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical’s songs “Tomorrow” and “It’s the Hard Knock Life” are among its most popular musical numbers.
Authors: Charles Strouse · Thomas Meehan First performed: Aug 10, 1976 First published: Nov 14, 2013 Adaptations: Annie (1982) · Annie (2014) · Annie (1999)
(1902) Madame and Monsieur Curie isolate radioactive radiumThe married scientific research team of Marie and Pierre Curie chemically isolate one-tenth gram of pure radium chloride, an element not naturally occurring in isolation. Their work with radium and radioactivity will lead to the first Nobel Prize awarded to a woman.Marie Skłodowska Curie, born Maria Salomea Skłodowska, was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences, and was part of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes. She was also the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris.
Lived: Nov 07, 1867 – Jul 04, 1934 (age 66) Spouse: Pierre Curie (m. 1895 – 1906) Awards: Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1911) · Nobel Prize in Physics (1903) · Elliott Cresson Medal (1909) · Davy Medal (1903) · Matteucci Medal (1904) · Benjamin Franklin Medal (1921) · John Scott Medal Discovered: Radium · Polonium Children: Irène Joliot-Curie (Daughter) · Ève Curie (Daughter)
1867: Maria Skłodowska was born in Warsaw, in the Russian partition of Poland, on 7 November 1867, the fifth and youngest child of well-known teachers Bronisława, née Boguska, and Władysław Skłodowski.
1891: In 1891, aged 24, she followed her older sister Bronisława to study in Paris, where she earned her higher degrees and conducted her subsequent scientific work.
1895: Maria Sklodowska-Curie married Pierre Curie on July 26, 1895; their marriage lasted 11 years till April 19, 1906.
1898: She named the first chemical element that she discovered—polonium, which she isolated in 1898—after her native country.
1925: In 1925, she visited Poland, to participate in the ceremony that laid foundations for the Radium Institute in Warsaw.
1934: A few months later, on 4 July 1934, she died at the Sancellemoz sanatorium in Passy, Haute-Savoie, from aplastic anemia believed to have been contracted from her long-term exposure to radiation.
wiki/Marie_CuriePierre Curie was a French physicist, a pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity and radioactivity. In 1903 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics with his wife, Marie Skłodowska-Curie, and Henri Becquerel, “in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel”.
Lived: May 15, 1859 – Apr 19, 1906 (age 46) Spouse: Maria Sklodowska-Curie (m. 1895 – 1906) Discovered: Radium · Polonium Awards: Nobel Prize in Physics (1903) · Davy Medal (1903) · Matteucci Medal (1904) Children: Ève Curie (Daughter) · Irène Joliot-Curie (Daughter)
1880: In 1880, Pierre and his older brother Jacques (1856–1941) demonstrated that an electric potential was generated when crystals were compressed, i.e. piezoelectricity.
1895: Pierre Curie married Maria Sklodowska-Curie on July 26, 1895.
1903: In 1903 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics with his wife, Marie Skłodowska-Curie, and Henri Becquerel, “in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel”.
1903: Pierre Curie was awarded Davy Medal in 1903.
1904: Radium written by Pierre Curie was first published in 1904.
1906: Pierre Curie died in a street accident in Paris on 19 April 1906.
wiki/Pierre_Curie(1939) Billie Holiday records landmark civil rights songOne of the first songs to explicitly call out the murderous brutality suffered by African Americans in the Jim Crow South, the painful and poetic ‘Strange Fruit’ is recorded by Billie Holiday. A relatively small jazz label, Commodore, records it after Holiday’s label, Columbia Records, refuses to.“Strange Fruit” is a song performed most famously by Billie Holiday, who first sang and recorded it in 1939. Written by teacher Abel Meeropol as a poem and published in 1937, it protested American racism, particularly the lynching of African Americans. Such lynchings had reached a peak in the South at the turn of the century, but continued there and in other regions of the United States. According to the Tuskegee Institute, 1,953 Americans were murdered by lynching, about three fourths of them black. The lyrics are an extended metaphor linking a tree’s fruit with lynching victims. Meeropol set it to music and, with his wife and the singer Laura Duncan, performed it as a protest song in New York City venues in the late 1930s, including Madison Square Garden.
Album: The Great American Songbook Artist: Billie Holiday Release year: 1939 Duration: 3:17 Genre: Pop music, Easy Listening
wiki/Strange_Fruit(1986) Michael Jordan scores 63 points in playoff gameThough the Boston Celtics win the game, 135-131 in double overtime, Jordan scores nearly half the points for the Chicago Bulls. It’s a performance for the ages from the second-year Bulls star and a sign of things to come for Air Jordan and the Bulls.Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player, businessman, and principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. Jordan played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. His biography on the NBA website states: “By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.” Jordan was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was considered instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s.
Born: Feb 17, 1963 (age 54) · Brooklyn, NY Height: 6′ 6″ (1.98 m) Net worth: $1.20 billion USD (2017) Spouse: Yvette Prieto (m. 2013) · Juanita Jordan (m. 1989 – 2006) Children: Jeffrey Jordan (Son) · Marcus Jordan (Son) · Jasmine Mickael Jordan (Daughter) · Victoria Jordan (Daughter) · Ysabel Jordan (Daughter) Education: Emsley A Laney High · University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1981 – 1984)
1982: He made the game-winning jump shot in the 1982 NCAA Championship game against Georgetown, which was led by future NBA rival Patrick Ewing.
1988: In the 1988–89 season, Jordan again led the league in scoring, averaging 32.5 ppg on 53.8% shooting from the field, along with 8 rpg and 8 assists per game (apg).
1989: Jordan married Juanita Vanoy in September 1989, and they had two sons, Jeffrey Michael and Marcus James, and a daughter, Jasmine.
1992: In the 1992 Summer Olympics, he was a member of the star-studded squad that included Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and David Robinson and was dubbed the “Dream Team”.
1999: With Phil Jackson’s contract expiring, the pending departures of Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman looming, and being in the latter stages of an owner-induced lockout of NBA players, Jordan retired for the second time on January 13, 1999.
2003: Playing in his 14th and final NBA All-Star Game in 2003, Jordan passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the all-time leading scorer in All-Star Game history (a record since broken by Kobe Bryant).
wiki/Michael_Jordan(1999) Columbine High School shooting shocks a nationTwo students enter a Colorado high school armed with semi-automatic handguns, carbine rifles, and explosives, and begin a massacre that leaves 13 people dead and 21 wounded. The incident will be one of the deadliest modern-day mass shootings.The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County in the American state of Colorado. In addition to the shootings, the complex and highly planned attack involved a fire bomb to divert firefighters, propane tanks converted to bombs placed in the cafeteria, 99 explosive devices, and carbombs. The perpetrators, senior students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and one teacher. They injured 21 additional people, and three more were injured while attempting to escape the school. The pair subsequently committed suicide.