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Thursday, April 21, 2005

On this Day

Thursday, April 21st
The 111th day of 2005.
There are 254 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History

On April 21, 1910, author Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, died in Redding, Conn.

On April 21, 1838, John Muir, the Scottish-born naturalist considered the father of the environmental movement, was born. Following his death on Dec. 24, 1914, his obituary appeared in The Times. (
Go to obit)

On April 21, 1877, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about federal troop withdrawals from Alaska and the South.
(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.