Sunday, April 10, 2011

Tidbits from the Past

Happenings in history for the week of April 10-16.

10 The "unsinkable" RMS Titanic departs on it's maiden voyage from Southampton, England. (1912)
10 The first professional golf tournament was held. (1916)
10 Do you love animals? The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was established on this date in 1866.
11 The U.S. Submarine Force was officially established. (1900)
12 By an Act of Congress, Puerto Rico becomes a U.S, territory. (1900)
12 Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first person in space. (1961).
14 President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. He died the next day. (1865)
15 The Titanic hits an iceberg in the Northern Atlantic ocean and sinks. (1912)

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