April 15th Trivia
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April 15th In Pop Culture History
1755 - Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language was published in London.
1817 - The Erie Canal was authorized, to link between Buffalo on Lake Erie and the Hudson River at Albany New York,
1892 - The Edison General Electric Company (General Electric Company) was formed.
1912 - Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean, near Newfoundland & Nova Scotia, Canada, after hitting an iceberg the night before.
1912 - The fourth dimension was referred to 'as Time' by Albert Einstein.
1923 - Insulin became available for use by people with diabetes.
1924 - Rand McNally published its first road atlas.
1927 - The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 began.
1941 - Igor Ivor Sikorsky made the first helicopter flight over one-hour duration in his Vought-Sikorsky VS-300.
1947 - Jackie Robinson, became the first African-American player in Major League Baseball when he played at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
1950 - #1 Hit April 15, 1950 - April 28, 1950: Eileen Barton - If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake
1955 - McDonald's opened its first franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois.
1964 - Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel was opened to traffic, connecting the Eastern Shore to Virginia Beach.
1967 - #1 Hit April 15, 1967 - May 12, 1967: Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra - Somethin' Stupid
1972 - #1 Hit April 15, 1972 - May 26, 1972: Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
1983 - Tokyo Disneyland opened to the public.
1984 - The inaugural World Youth Day was held in Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City.
1989 - #1 Hit April 15, 1989 - April 21, 1989: Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
1993 - Benny and Joon and Boiling Point were released in theaters.
1995 - #1 Hit April 15, 1995 - June 2, 1995: Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
2004 - Kill Bill vol 2 and The Punisher debuted in theaters.
2010 - Kick-Ass and Death at a Funeral were released in theaters.
2013 - At approximately 2:50 PM (EDT), in a terrorist attack, two explosions around Copley Square were caught live on camera during the telecast of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring 260.
April 15th Jokes
The IRS decides to audit Ralph, and summons him to the IRS office.
|A businessman on his deathbed called his friend and said, "Bill, I want you to promise me that when I die you will have my remains cremated." "And what," his friend asked, "do you want me to do with your ashes?" The businessman said, "Just put them in an envelope and mail them to the Internal Revenue Service. Write on the envelope, "Now, you have everything."|
|"To you taxpayers out there, let me say this: Make
sure you file your tax return on time! And remember that, even though
income taxes can be a 'pain in the neck,' the folks at the IRS are regular
people just like you, except that they can destroy your life."
- Dave Barry
|"The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the
federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination."
The Gettysburg address is 269 words, the Declaration of Independence
is 1,337 words, and the Holy Bible is only 773,000 words. However,
the tax law has grown from 11,400 words in 1913, to over 7 million
Now You Know...
|Artist, Leonardo da Vinci (1452)
Actress, Florence Bates (1888)
Actor, Wallace Reid (1891)
Musician, Elizabeth Mae "Bessie" Smith (1894, d.1937)
Actor, John Williams (1903)
Actress, Lita Grey (1908)
Actor, Hans Conreid (1917, d.1982)
Actor, John Baragrey (1918)
Actor, Michael Ansara (1922)
Candy manufacturer, Adrian Cadbury (1929)
Actress, Elizabeth Montgomery (1933, d.1995)
Musician, Roy Clark (1933)
Musician, Gene Cherico (1935)
Actress, Claudia Cardinale (1938)
Musician, Marty Wilder (1939)
Actor, Robert Walker Jr (1940)
Musician, Dave Edmunds (1944)
Model, DeDe Lind (1947)
Actress, Lois Chiles (1947)
TV producer, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (1947)
Musician, Michael DeBello (1947)
Film composer, Michael Kamen (1948, d.2003)
Film producer, Craig Zadan (1949)
Actress, Amy Wright (1950)
Columnist, Heloise II (1951)
Actor, Sam McMurray (1952)
Actor, Glenn Shadix (1952)
Comedian, Kym Gyngell (1952)
Egyptian businessman, Dodi Al-Fayed (1955, d.1997)
Musician, Matt Reid (1958)
Model, Noni ?oannidou (1958)
Actress, Emma Thompson (1959)
Actor, Thomas F Wilson (1959)
Model, Lynne Austin (1961)
Voice actor, Tom Kane (1962)
Actress, Lydie Denier (1964)
Musician, Linda Perry (1965)
Musician, Graeme Clark (1966)
Musician, Samantha Karen Fox (1966)
Actor, Mark Mortimer (1967)
Musician, Frankie Poullain (1967)
Model, Stacey Williams (1968)
Actor, Flex Alexander (1970)
TV presenter, Katy Hill (1971)
Actor, Paul Billingsley (1972)
Voice actor, Lou Romano (1972)
Actor, Danny Pino (1974)
Musician, Josh Todd (1974)
Actress, Susan Ward (1976)
Actress, Natalie Casey (1980)
Musician, Mark Mizzark (1982)
Musician, Anthony Green (1982)
Actor, Seth Rogen (1982)
Actress, Alice Braga (1983)
Musician, Ben Kasica (1984)
Actress, Emma Watson (1990)
Musician, Amy Diamond (1992)
Actress, Madeleine Martin (1993)
Actress, Maisie Wiliams (1997)
|Tax Freedom Day is the day that the money that you earn
that particular year, on average, stops going into the government's
pocket and starts going into yours.
Tax Freedom Day By Year:
April 24, 2015
April 21, 2014
April 18, 2013
April 13, 2012
April 12, 2011
April 9, 2010
April 8, 2009
April 16, 2008
April 24, 2007
April 26, 2006
April 21, 2005
April 15, 2004
April 14, 2003
April 17, 2002
April 27, 2001
May 1, 2000
|I have offended God and mankind because
my work did not reach the quality it should have.
- Leonardo da Vinci, artist, died in 1519
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