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Points of Interest

April 3, 2012

Today in history

— Today is the 94th day of 2012 and the 15th day of spring.

 

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1882, outlaw Jesse James was killed by Robert Ford.

In 1948, President Harry Truman signed into law the Marshall Plan aid bill, which was designed to help rebuild war-torn Europe.

In 1996, "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski was arrested.

 

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Washington Irving (1783-1859), writer; Marlon Brando (1924-2004), actor; Doris Day (1924- ), singer/actress; Jane Goodall, (1934- ), primatologist; Alec Baldwin (1958- ), actor; Amanda Bynes (1986- ), actress.

 

TODAY'S FACT: In 1891, the first major league baseball spring training game in Florida was played between the Cleveland Spiders and Pittsburgh Pirates.

 

TODAY'S FACT: By counting the number of cricket chirps in 14 seconds and adding 40, one can get a rough estimate of the outdoor temperature in degrees Fahrenheit.

 

TODAY'S QUOTE: "The greatest danger to our future is apathy." -- Jane Goodall

 

TODAY'S NUMBER: 30,100 -- approximate number of known species of fish.

 

TODAY'S MOON: Between first quarter (March 30) and full moon (April 6).

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