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April 10 2008 Today in History Newsletter

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First in Space--Yuri Gagarin (April 12, 1961)
In 1961, during the onset of the Great Space Race, the Russians claimed an early lead by launching Vostok, along with its pilot, Yuri Gagarin, into space. Gagarin's life was full, albeit, very short...

Stay awhile and check out some other great information on the past! Also, be sure to check out the Today in History forum located at the link below. There are a number of discussion topics up, including one for people who accomplished much in a young life. Check it out!

April 7
*William Wordsworth (1770)
*Ole Kirk Christiansen (1891) ( you can read about his invention by following this link: )
*Billie Holliday (1915)
*Francis Ford Coppola (1934)
April 8
*David Rittenhouse (1732)
*John Hicks (1904)
*Betty Ford (1918)
*Robin Wright-Penn (1966)
April 9
*Hugh Hefner (1926)
*Tom Lehrer (1928)
*Dennis Quaid (1954)
*Alexander Pichushkin (1974)
April 10
*Matthew Perry (1794)
*Joseph Pulitzer (1847)
*Ken Griffey, Sr. (1950)
*Sean Avery (1980)
April 11
*Septimius Severus (146)
*Ethel Kennedy (1928)
*Anton LaVey (1930)
*Trevor Linden (1970)
April 12
*Robert Lee Scott, Jr. (1908)
*Beverly Cleary (1916)
*Robert Cliché (1921)
*Andy Garcia (1956)
April 13
*Guy Fawkes (1570)
*Thomas Jefferson (1743)
*Ron Pearlman (1950)
*Rick Schroder (1970)

I am having some minor surgery done over the weekend, so hopefully medications and whatnot don’t keep me from sending out a newsletter! Regardless, there will be an article next week! Make sure to check back frequently! Have a great week!

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Christa Mackey, Today in History Editor

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