APRIL 12 MARKS THE 140TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST CATCHER’S MASK BEING USED IN BASEBALL.
APRIL 14 MARKS THE 105TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TITANIC TRAGEDY. THE SHIP WOULD SINK OVERNIGHT, DISAPPEARING FROM SIGHT APRIL 15TH.
APRIL 15 MARKS THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF JACKIE ROBINSON BREAKING THE COLOR BARRIER IN PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL.
AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*THERE IS CURRENTLY AN EPIPEN RECALL THAT IS BEING EXTENDED TO INCLUDE THE UNITED STATES!
*North Korea has allegedly conducted another successful “short range missile test”.
*Bruno Tshibala is the new Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
*Citing a lack of security in that country, Mexico’s El Norte (The North) has ceased publication.
*Tim Berners-Lee has won the 2016 A. M. Turing Award for inventing the World Wide Web and the first web browser.
*China is apparently not happy with the Dalai Lama's latest travels.
*Alphabetically: Joan Baez, The Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, and Yes are the 2017 Inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Still no word on when or if The Monkees will ever be considered for induction.
*The National Hockey League has decided not to let any of its players participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics’ hockey competition.
*The remains of a pyramid dating back to the 13th dynasty have been discovered in Egypt.
*Recently discovered artifacts from Triquet Island are believed to confirm the existence of the oldest known village in North America at 14,000 years.
*A Chinese man has apparently built his own bride!
THE TERRORIST REPORT…
*Bombs are still the terrorists’ weapon of choice against innocent civilian and military targets.
*Those who lost their lives during Cyclone Debbie.
*Actress Chelsea Brown (Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Legendary comedian Don Rickles.
*Actor/director Meme Perlini (A Fistful of Dynamite, The Grand Duel) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Stage and television director Christopher Morahan (The Jewel in the Crown) is no longer with us.
*Actor Tim Pigott-Smith (The Jewel in the Crown, Clash of the Titans, V for Vendetta), has taken his last bow on life's stage.
*Artist Joe Harris, who created the Trix Cereal Rabbit and helped create Underdog, has passed away.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
*THERE IS CURRENTLY AN EPIPEN RECALL THAT IS BEING EXTENDED TO THE UNITED STATES!
Of course, Trump has blamed the Obama Administration for the chemical attack.
*After refusing to even consider former President Obama’s nominee, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claims the Republican Party has enough votes to change the rules and make sure President Trump’s choice of Neil Gorsuch becomes the next judge on the Supreme Court, whether he is officially voted in properly or not. Gorsuch was later declared the new Supreme Court Judge when the Senate "went nuclear" and ramrodded the vote through, whether his opponents like it or not.
*The Department of Homeland Security withdrew its "request" after Twitter refused to reveal the identity of Trump Critic "@ALT_uscis".
*Although he wishes otherwise, President Trump's approval ratings are still low.
*Coal companies DON'T like Trump's recent changes in EPA laws.
*Hillary Clinton's opinion as to why she lost to Donald Trump.
*A Federal Court in Chicago, Illinois has ruled that LGBT rights ARE covered by the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
*Devin Nunes has officially recused himself from participating in any investigation of possible Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election.
*Stephen Bannon is no longer a member of the National Security Council.
*Did Susan Rice commit a crime or not???
*Current Alabama Governor Robert Bentley might soon be facing charges for possibly having violated that state’s ethics and campaign fiance reform laws. But he has won a temporary injunction against possible impeachment proceedings.
*The special election to fill Vice President Pence's House of Representatives' position might not go the Republican's way.
*What is Melania Trump not living in the White House costing in security protection expenses???
*High School journalists prove their new principal is a fraud!
*How to pick a doll, no matter what anyone else might say.
*Will hostess Vanna White NOT be returning for Wheel of Fortune's 35th season this fall???
*With advertisers pulling out of his show as Bill O'Reilly has multiple sexual harassment suits pending, Donald Trump still thinks he's "a good person".
*The 7-11 convenience store chain might soon acquire the retail division of Sunoco.
*In the 2017 NCAA College Basketball Championships, South Carolina won the Women’s Division while North Carolina took the Men’s title.
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