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The British are Coming, The British Are Coming

April 18th, the first Laundromat opened, clean clothes for everyone, we got the Disney Channel, and Katie had Suri

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1775 PAUL REVERE began his famous ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Massachusetts, warning American colonists that the British were coming, the British were coming!

1906 The GREAT SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE struck at 5:13 A.M.  It was estimated at 7.9 to 8.3 on the Richter scale and was followed by raging fires that took WEEKS to fully contain.  About 700 people died and some 250,000 were left homeless.

1923 The first game was played at YANKEE STADIUM.  The Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-to-1.  BABE RUTH hit the stadium’s first home run.

1934 The FIRST LAUNDROMAT opened, in Fort Worth, Texas.

1955 Genius ALBERT EINSTEIN died in Princeton, New Jersey.  He was 76.

1966 BILL RUSSELL was named the new coach of the Boston Celtics, making him the FIRST BLACK COACH in NBA history.

1968 LONDON BRIDGE was sold to an American by the name of Robert McCullough for $1,757,000.  It was later disassembled and rebuilt in Lake Havasu, Arizona.

1977 Author ALEX HALEY was awarded the PULITZER PRIZE for “Roots”.

1979 Actor LEE MARVIN was ordered to pay his ex-girlfriend Michelle Triola $104,000 in the outcome of the FIRST PALIMONY LAWSUIT.


1983 The DISNEY CHANNEL began broadcasting.

1984 MICHAEL JACKSON underwent scalp surgery to repair the damage done after his hair caught on fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial.


1990 – The Supreme Court ruled that states may make it a CRIME TO POSSESS OR LOOK AT CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, even in one’s home.

1994 ROSEANNE filed for divorce from comedic genius TOM ARNOLD.  She wisely withdrew her lawsuit a week later. By 1995, they DID divorce, and she then married Ben Thomas.  Then, she broke HIS  heart in 2002 when THEY divorced.

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1995 – JOE MONTANA retired from professional football.

1998 DIAMOND RIO became the first band in 14 years inducted into the GRAND OLE OPRY.

2002 – ROBERT BLAKE was arrested for the murder of his wife, BONNY LEE BAKLEY.  He was acquitted in March of 2005, but owes Bakley’s family $30 MILLION, after being found liable for her death in a civil suit.

2005 – PHYLLIS DILLER fell out of her bed onto her 87-year-old HEAD. She suffered neck fractures and underwent surgery to have pins inserted in her neck.

2006 – KATIE HOLMES gave birth to baby Suri in the same hospital that TOM CRUISE’S anti-depressants nemesis BROOKE SHIELDS gave birth to HER daughter, just a few hours earlier.

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