April 25th .. on this day in history.

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Two for Tuesday , April 25th
Showers and Thunderstorms thru most of the day . Hi 55

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Todays Question Of The Day: 
What did 12-year-old Tricia Ray set a world record by doing for 194 days straight?

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Man Denied Transplant Due to Pot Use Dies at 20 

On This Day In History (4/25)         

  • Today in 1901, New York became the first state to require license plates on motorized vehicles. The fee was one dollar, and owners had to make their own plates. By 1903, the state realized too many fictitious plates were being made and began issuing numbers to license plates.
  • Today in 1905, whites won the right to vote in South Africa.
  • Today in 1928, "Buddy," the first Seeing Eye dog, was presented to Morris S. Frank. Frank was a blind man who helped open the first school that trained Seeing Eye dogs. Buddy is considered to be the first Seeing Eye dog in America.
  • Today in 1933, the US & Canada drop the Gold Standard.
  • Today in 1944, the United Negro College Fund was incorporated.
  • Today in 1967, abortion was legalized in Colorado.
  • Today in 1971, about 200,000 anti-Vietnam War protesters marched on Washington D.C. as one of a weeklong series of marches in the nation’s capitol. At the time, it was the largest rally ever held at the Capitol. On the same day in San Francisco, 150,000 march for the same cause. The rallies were sponsored by the National Peace Action Coalition.
  • Today in 1980, 12-year-old Tricia Ray set the world record for sneezing: 194 days. Her parents were pepper farmers, irony much?
  • Today in 1983, Soviet leader Yuri V. Andropov invited Maine schoolgirl Samantha Smith to visit his country after receiving her letter in which she expressed fears about nuclear war.
  • Today in 1984, David Kennedy, the 28-year-old son of the late Robert Kennedy, was found dead in a hotel room in Palm Beach, Florida of an apparent overdose.
  • Today in 1982, the aerobics craze started when Jane Fonda released her first video, “Jane Fonda’s Workout.” To date, her 23 video titles have sold tens of millions of copies. Fonda started the celebrity exercise genre, and introduced the idea of buying a video, instead of just renting one. Her videos are still selling, but now upgraded on DVD.
  • Today in 1995, regular season play by major-league baseball teams got underway and was the first official action since the longest strike in sports history began in August 1994.
  • Today in 1995, Ginger Rogers died in Rancho Mirage, California, at the age of 83. During her long career, she made 73 films, collaborating with Fred Astaire as a romantic lead actress and dancing partner in a series of ten Hollywood musical films that revolutionized the genre.
  • Today in 1998,S. first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was questioned by Whitewater prosecutors on videotape about her work as a private lawyer for the failed savings and loan at the center of the investigation.
  • Today in 1998, Christian Mortensen, who had emigrated to the United States from his native Denmark in 1903, died. At the time, he was the oldest man in the world at the age of 115.
  • Today in 1999, Woody Allen reportedly became a new father. The 63-year-old filmmaker was seen and photographed this day pushing the baby in a stroller with his 28-year-old wife, Soon-Yi Previn. The couple wouldn't say whether the 5-month-old girl named Bechet (Bih-SHAY) Dumaine Allen was adopted. The baby was named after the swing-era jazz clarinetist Sidney Bechet.
  • Today in 1999, nearly 70,000 mourners gathered in Littleton, Colorado, to remember the victims of the Columbine High School massacre.
  • Today in 2007, Boris Yeltsin's funeral took place – it was the first to be sanctioned by the Russian Orthodox Church for a head of state since the funeral of Emperor Alexander III in 1894.
  • Today in 2011, at least 300 people were killed in the deadliest tornado outbreak in the Southern United States since the 1974 Super Outbreak.
  • Today in 2015, a 8-magnitude earthquake stuck near Kathmandu in Nepal. In the aftermath, approximately 9000 were killed and more than 100,000 were left homeless. The damage to many historic sites was also irreparable

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