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Friday, April 15, 2005

On this Day

Friday, April 15th
The 105th day of 2005.
There are 260 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History

On April 15, 1912, the British luxury liner Titanic sank in the
North Atlantic off Newfoundland, less than three hours after striking an
iceberg. About 1,500 people died.

On April 15, 1889, A. Philip Randolph, American civil rights
leader and trade unionist, was born. Following his death on May 16, 1979, his
obituary appeared in The Times.

On April 15, 1882, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about P.
T. Barnum and Jumbo the elephant.
(See the cartoon and read an explanation.)

Reference: The New York Times.

Signing Off. Until next time, I'll see ya on the Blog! drh.