Apr. 25, 1999
Poems: "Psalm 23," from The Bay Psalm Book (from 1640).
The ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY opened up on this day in 1959, linking all the Great Lakes to international shipping.
It was on this day in 1898 that William Sydney Porter entered the federal penitentiary in Columbus, Ohio, where he'd start writing short stories under the name of O. HENRY.
It's the birthday in 1875, Bologna, Italy of the physicist and radio pioneer, GUGLIELMO MARCONI, the first to send radio signals across the Atlantic in 1901. In 1909 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics.
Daniel Defoe's novel, THE LIFE AND STRANGE ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, was published on this date in 1719, London, a fictional book but based on the true story of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish sailor who in 1704 spent four years alone on a little island off of South America.
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