In 1898, Spain declared war on the United States. In 1916, the Easter Uprising began in Dublin, Ireland, as Irish nationalists seized several sites. In 1980, the U.S. launched an unsuccessful attempt to free American hostages in Iran that resulted in the deaths of eight U.S. servicemen.
Robert Penn Warren (1905-89), novelist/poet; Willem de Kooning (1907-97), artist; Shirley MacLaine (1934- ), actress; Sue Grafton (1940- ), mystery writer; Barbra Streisand (1942- ), singer/actress; Cedric the Entertainer (1964- ), comedian/actor; Carlos Beltran (1977- ), baseball player; Kelly Clarkson (1982- ), singer.
In 1901, the first American League game was played; the Chicago White Sox defeated Cleveland, 8-2.
In 2011, American plastic surgeons performed 13.8 million cosmetic procedures; 1.6 million of those procedures were surgical and the balance were "minimally invasive."
“Poets, we know, are terribly sensitive people, and in my observation one of the things they are most sensitive about is money.” – Robert Penn Warren