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This Day In History: April 10

Today is the 101st day of 2008 and the 22nd day of spring.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1933, the U.S. government created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to put unemployed young men to work. In 1938, Nazi Germany annexed Austria. In 1972, famed film comedian and director Charlie Chaplin received an honorary Oscar. In 2003, Congress approved the Amber Alert system, which alerts the public to child abductions.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: William Hazlitt (1778-1830), writer; Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911), publisher; Max von Sydow (1929- ), actor, is 79; Omar Sharif (1932- ), actor, is 76; John Madden (1936- ), football coach/broadcaster, is 72; Steven Seagal (1951- ), actor, is 57; Haley Joel Osment (1988- ), actor, is 20.

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1947, the Brooklyn Dodgers announced the purchase of Jackie Robinson's contract from the Montreal Royals.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself." - Joseph Pulitzer

TODAY'S FACT: Residents of the small European country of Andorra enjoy the longest life expectancy in the world, at an average of 83.5 years.

TODAY'S NUMBER: .349 - Jackie Robinson's batting average in his last year with the Montreal Royals.

TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (April 5) and first quarter (April 12).


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