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Thursday, April 28, 2005

On this Day

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Thursday, April 28th
The 118th day of 2005
There are 247 days left in the year

Today's Highlights in History

On April 28, 1947, a six-man expedition sailed from Peru aboard a balsa wood raft named the Kon-Tiki on a 101-day journey across the Pacific Ocean to Polynesia. (Go
to article.

On April 28, 1878, Lionel Barrymore, who was one of the most important American character actors in the early 1900s, was born. Following his death on Nov. 15, 1954, his obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit)

On April 28, 1883, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the immigration of destitute Irish to the United States. (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.