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Great Poetry Reading Day

Monday, April 28, 2014

Great Poetry Reading Day

When : Always April 28th

Great Poetry Reading Day is in honor of some really great verse.

There's lots of poetry out there. Some is good, and some is not so good. Today is intended to read the world's greatest poetry.

Celebrate today in any or all of the following ways:

Read poetry
Hold a poetry reading hour or party
Listen to poetry
Write your own poetry....someday it may be looked upon as great!
Tip: Guys, you will score a lot of points, if you read romantic poetry to your lady today. Today is also Kiss Your Mate Day.

Origin of "Great Poetry Reading Day":
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This Day in History April 28th

Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the largest Catholic university in the world. (1611)

Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States. (1788)

Mutiny on the Bounty: Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift and the rebel crew returns to Tahiti briefly and then sets sail for Pitcairn Island. (1789)

France invades the Austrian Netherlands (present day Belgium), beginning the French Revolutionary War. (1792)

The Armistice of Cherasco is signed by Napoleon Bonaparte and Vittorio Amedeo III, the King of Sardinia, expanding French territory along the Mediterranean coast. (1796)

Chinese and Irish laborers for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad lay 10 miles of track in one day, a feat which has never been matched. (1869)

The first night game in organized baseball history takes place in Independence, Kansas. (1930)

A vaccine for yellow fever is announced for use on humans. (1932)

World War II: Nine German E-boats attacked US and UK units during Exercise Tiger, the rehearsal for the Normandy landings, killing 946. (1944)

Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci are executed by a firing squad consisting of members of the Italian resistance movement. (1945)

Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO. (1952)

Occupied Japan: The United States occupation of Japan ends as the Treaty of San Francisco, ratified September 8, 1951, comes into force. (1952)

United States occupation of the Dominican Republic: American troops land in the Dominican Republic to "forestall establishment of a Communist dictatorship" and to evacuate U.S. Army troops. (1965)

Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France. (1969)

Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon formally authorizes American combat troops to fight communist sanctuaries in Cambodia. (1970)

General Cao Van Vien, chief of the South Vietnamese military, departs for the US as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on victory. (1975)

The United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise becomes the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to transit the Suez Canal, navigating from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea to relieve the USS Coral Sea. (1986)

The Chernobyl Disaster: High Levels of Radiation as a result of the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident is detected at a nuclear power plant in Sweden. (1986)

Near Maui, Hawaii, flight attendant Clarabelle "C.B." Lansing is blown out of Aloha Airlines Flight 243, a Boeing 737, and falls to her death when part of the plane's fuselage rips open in mid-flight. (1988)

Former Central Intelligence Agency counter-intelligence officer and analyst Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia. (1994)

Whitewater controversy: President Bill Clinton gives a 4½ hour videotaped testimony for the defense. (1996)

In Tasmania, Australia, Martin Bryant goes on a shooting spree, killing 35 people and seriously injuring 21 more. (1996)

In Alberta, Canada, 14-year-old Todd Cameron Smith fires upon three students, killing one and wounding another in the W. R. Myers High School shooting. (1999)

Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world's first space tourist. (2001)
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