Wednesday, April 13th
The 103rd day of 2005.
There are 262 days left in the year.
Today's Highlights in History
On April 13, 1970, Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon, was crippled when a tank containing liquid oxygen burst.
On April 13, 1906, Samuel Beckett, the Irish-born author, critic, and playwright who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969 , was born. Following his death on Dec. 22, 1989, his obituary appeared in The Times.
On April 13, 1872, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about Horace Greeley and the 1872 presidential election.
Reference: The New York Times.
Signing Off. Until next time, I'll see ya on the Blog! drh.