This Day in History

April 1st in History

First televised image of Earth from space! Plus, Hitler goes to jail, the Surgeon General puts a warning on tobacco, and Apple is founded. Otto von Bismarck, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Lon Chaney, Toshiro Mifune, and Debbie Reynolds are born; Eleanor of Aquitaine, Scott Joplin, Hermann Rorschach, and Marvin Gaye die. Happy Edible Book Day!

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Quote of the Day

"Preventive war is like committing suicide for fear of death."

Otto von Bismarck, statesman born April 1, 1815