Anniversaries in April
Galileo, the famous astronomer who was condemned by the Catholic Church, first demonstrated his telescope to scholars on the night of April 14, 1611. That was 400 years ago. Today the Hubble telescope circles the earth. It is a far cry from his crude instrument, and it sends us photos of galaxies in the universe millions of light years away.
FDR (who could not walk but talked with a silver tongue) is acknowledged by many as the greatest U.S. president. He was certainly the longest president (three terms). He died April 12 1945 in Warm Springs Georgia, shortly before the end of WWII. He promoted the beginning of many revolutionary social programs we still have today as well as laws and rules to regulate Wall Street.
Chaplie Chaplin was born in England April 16 1889 and died Christmas day 1977. Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE, was an English comic actor, film director and composer best-known for his work during the silent film era. An icon of the movie industry, he became one of the most famous film stars in the world before the end of the First World War.
Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States was born on January 9, 1913 in a small farmhouse in Yorba Linda, California. He died on April 22, 1994 in New York City and was buried on the grounds of the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, at the side of his First Lady, on April 27, 1994. He was one of five brothers who shared a small bedroom in the tiny house. He played five musical instruments.