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TUES­DAY, APRIL 17, 2018

To­day is the 107th day of 2018 and the 29th day of spring.

TO­DAY’S HIS­TORY: In 1861, Vir­ginia be­came the eighth state to se­cede from the Union.

In 1941, Yu­goslavia sur­ren­dered to Nazi Ger­many.

In 1961, a group of Cia-trained Cuban ex­iles launched an un­suc­cess­ful in­va­sion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.

In 1964, the Ford Mus­tang de­buted at the World’s Fair in Flush­ing Mead­ows, New York.

In 1970, the crip­pled Apollo 13 space­craft landed safely in the Pa­cific Ocean.

In 2014, NASA’S Ke­pler space ob­ser­va­tory an­nounced the first dis­cov­ery of an Earth-size planet in the hab­it­able zone of an­other star, about 490 light-years from Earth.

TO­DAY’S J.P. Mor­gan (1837-1913), fi­nancier/banker; Senor Wences (1896-1999), ven­tril­o­quist; Thorn­ton Wilder, (1897-1975), play­wright/nov­el­ist; Wil­liam Holden (1918-1981), ac­tor; Roddy Piper (1954-2015), wrestler; Nick Hornby (1957- ), au­thor/screen­writer; Sean Bean (1959- ), ac­tor; Boomer Esi­a­son (1961- ), foot­ball player/sports­caster;


Henry Ian Cu­sick (1967- ), ac­tor; Red­man (1970- ), rap­per/ac­tor; Jen­nifer Garner (1972- ), ac­tress; Rooney Mara (1985- ), ac­tress.

TO­DAY’S FACT: In Fe­bru­ary 2017, NASA an­nounced the dis­cov­ery of seven Earth-size plan­ets — three of which are lo­cated in the hab­it­able zone — around a sin­gle star 40 lightyears away in the con­stel­la­tion Aquarius.

TO­DAY’S SPORTS: In 1951, 19-year-old Mickey Man­tle made his ma­jor league de­but with the New York Yan­kees.

TO­DAY’S QUOTE: “Wher­ever you come near the hu­man race there’s lay­ers and lay­ers of non­sense.” — Thorn­ton Wilder, “Our Town”

TO­DAY’S NUM­BER: 11,747 — im­mi­grants pro­cessed at the El­lis Is­land im­mi­gra­tion cen­ter on this day in 1907, the most ever in a sin­gle day.

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

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