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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

On this Day

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.