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On This Day Weekend April 18, 19, 20

On This Day in history:

FRIDAY:

1934- The first Laundromat opens in Fort Worth, TX.

1938- The world's first super hero, Superman, appears in the first issue of Action Comics.  The cover date was June 1938.

1955- Albert Einstein dies.

1963- Conan O'Brien is born.

1976- Melissa Joan Hart is born.


SATURDAY:

1775- The American Revolution begins as fighting breaks out in Lexington, MA.

1960- Baseball uniforms begin displaying player's names on their backs.

1968- Ashley Judd is born.

1977- Alex Haley received a special Pulitzer Prize for his book, "Roots."

1986- Prince becomes the 5th songwriter to have two top ten hits at the same time, "Kiss," and "Manic Monday."

1987- Maria Sharapova is born.

1994- A Los Angeles jury awards $3.8 million to Rodney King for violation of his civil rights.


SUNDAY:

1916- Chicago's Wrigley Field holds its first National League Cubs game.  The Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in 11 innings.

1959- Dolly Parton's first single, "Puppy Love," is released.

1971- Barbra Streisand records, "We've Only Just Begun."

1976- The Rolling Stones album, "Black and Blue," is released.

1993- Shania Twain released her self-titled debut album.





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