By Tim ONeill
Funny Guy 

Revere's midnight ride, London Bridge is shipped away

This Week in History

 


April 17: 1956—Don Drysdale and Luis Aparicio begin their professional baseball careers. They are inducted into Cooperstown’s Baseball Hall of Fame on the same day on August 12, 1984. 1955—Two versions of The Ballad of Davy Crockett are among the top five record sellers. One version was sung by Bill Hayes and the other by old Davy himself, Fess Parker. Born: Nikita Khrushchev (1897). Died: Kitty Carlisle (2007). Ellis Island Family History Day. Today’s Word: Vespal—pertaining to wasps.

April 18: 1775—Silversmith Paul Revere rides to warn colonists the British are coming. 1923—The Yankees beat the Red Sox 4-1 in the first baseball game played at Yankee Stadium. 1947—New Yor...



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