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MON­DAY, APRIL 16, 2018

To­day is the 106th day of 2018 and the 28th day of spring.

TO­DAY’S HIS­TORY: In 1917, Vladimir Lenin re­turned to Rus­sia in a sealed train af­ter years in ex­ile.

In 1943, Swiss chemist Al­bert Hof­mann dis­cov­ered the hal­lu­cino­genic ef­fects of LSD.

In 1947, a fer­til­izer ex­plo­sion dur­ing the load­ing of the freighter Grand­camp at a pier in Texas City, Texas, left more than 500 dead.

In 1963, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. penned his fa­mous “Let­ter From Birm­ing­ham City Jail.”

In 2007, a gun­man killed 32 peo­ple in a shoot­ing spree on the Vir­ginia Tech cam­pus in Blacks­burg, Vir­ginia.

TO­DAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Ana­tole France (1844-1924), writer; Wil­bur Wright (1867-1912), pi­lot/en­gi­neer; Char­lie Chap­lin (1889-1977), filmmaker; Pe­ter Usti­nov (1921-2004), ac­tor; Henry Mancini (1924-1994), com­poser; Pope Bene­dict XVI (1927- ); Ka­reem Ab­dul-jab­bar (1947- ), bas­ket­ball player; Bill Belichick (1952- ), foot­ball coach; Ellen Barkin (1954- ), ac­tress; Jon Cryer (1965- ), ac­tor; Martin Lawrence (1965- ), ac­tor; Gina Carano (1982- ), model/ac­tress; Chance the Rap­per (1993- ), rap­per.

TO­DAY’S FACT: Char­lie Chap­lin’s body was stolen in 1978 by grave rob­bers hop­ing to ex­tort money from his fam­ily for its re­turn. It was re­cov­ered 11 weeks later, and the per­pe­tra­tors were ar­rested.

TO­DAY’S SPORTS: In 2003, Michael Jor­dan of the Wash­ing­ton Wizards played the fi­nal NBA game of his ca­reer, a sea­son-end­ing 107-87 loss to the Philadel­phia 76ers.

TO­DAY’S QUOTE: “To ac­com­plish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also be­lieve.” — Ana­tole France

TO­DAY’S NUM­BER: 0 — hits al­lowed by Cleve­land In­di­ans pitcher Bob Feller on this day in 1940. Feller’s per­for­mance re­mains the only Open­ing Day no-hit­ter in Ma­jor League Base­ball his­tory.

TO­DAY’S MOON: Be­tween new moon (April 15) and first quar­ter moon (April 22).

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