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This Day In History: April 7

Today is the 98th day of 2008 and the 19th day of spring.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1712, a slave rebellion broke out in New York City. In 1862, Union forces under Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Confederates at the battle of Shiloh. In 1994, a civil war ignited in Rwanda; millions were displaced and hundreds of thousands were killed in the next several months.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: William Wordsworth (1770-1850), poet; Billie Holiday (1915-59), jazz singer; Francis Ford Coppola (1939- ), filmmaker, is 69; Jackie Chan (1954- ), actor, is 54; Russell Crowe (1964- ), actor, is 44; Tiki Barber (1975), football player, is 33.

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1963, at age 23, golfer Jack Nicklaus won the first of his six Masters titles.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "The eye--it cannot choose but see; we cannot bid the ear be still; our bodies feel, where'er they be, against or with our will." - William Wordsworth

TODAY'S FACT: Of the 16 million American adults who used online dating sites in 2006, 17% reported to have entered into long-term relationships with fellow online daters.

TODAY'S NUMBER: 800,000 - estimated number of Rwandans killed during the first 100 days of the 1994 genocide.

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


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