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Monday, April 18, 2005

On this Day

Monday, April 18th
The 108th day of 2005.
There are 257 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History

On April 18, 1906, a devastating earthquake struck San Francisco, followed by raging fires. About 700 people died.

On April 18, 1857, Clarence Darrow, the defense attorney in many dramatic criminal trials, was born. Following his death on March 13, 1938, his obituary appeared in The Times.

On April 18, 1885, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the latest shoe fashion fad. (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.