In 1775, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War were fought at Lexington and Concord. In 1943, an uprising broke out in the Warsaw Ghetto. In 1995, a truck bomb struck the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City. In 2005, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected Pope; he selected the pontifical name Benedict XVI.
Dudley Moore (1935-2002), actor; Tim Curry (1946- ), actor; Al Unser Jr. (1962- ), auto racer; Ashley Judd (1968- ), actress; James Franco (1978- ), actor; Kate Hudson (1979- ), actress.
In 1897, the first Boston Marathon was held; the race was won by John J. McDermott, a New Yorker,
More than 14 percent of the world’s population speaks Mandarin Chinese as a first language; 5 percent of the world’s population speaks English as a first language.
“We give too little if we offer only material things.” – Pope Benedict XVI