TODAY IN HISTORYLast update on Sunday, April 20, 2014 3:05 AM EDT
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Today is Easter Sunday, April 20, the 110th day of 2014. There are 255 days left in the year.
Thought for the day:
"History is the autobiography of a madman." — Alexander Herzen, Russian author (1812-1870).
Today's Hightlight in History:
On April 20, 1914, the Ludlow Massacre took place when the Colorado National Guard opened fire on a tent colony of striking miners; about 20 (accounts vary) strikers, women and children died in the gunfire or were smothered by smoke from the burning tents.
On This Date:
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is 94.
Actor Leslie Phillips is 90.
Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is 78.
Actor George Takei is 77.
Singer Johnny Tillotson is 76.
Actor Ryan O'Neal is 73.
Bluegrass singer-musician Doyle Lawson (Quicksilver) is 70.
Rock musician Craig Frost (Grand Funk; Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band) is 66.
Actor Gregory Itzin (iht-zihn) is 66.
Actress Jessica Lange is 65.
Actress Veronica Cartwright is 65.
Actor Clint Howard is 55.
Actor Crispin Glover is 50.
Actor Andy Serkis is 50.
Olympic silver medal figure skater Rosalynn Sumners is 50.
Country singer Wade Hayes is 45.
Actor Shemar Moore is 44.
Actress Carmen Electra is 42.
Reggae singer Stephen Marley is 42.
Rock musician Marty Crandall is 39.
Actor Joey Lawrence is 38.
Country musician Clay Cook (Zac Brown Band) is 36.
Actor Tim Jo is 30.
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