Today is April 16 2011.
Lots of Birthdays today!
*Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (1971) She would be 40 today. Selena was a famous Hispanic singer who was unfortunately shot by her fan club leader.
*Jon Cryer (1965) He is 46 today. One of the stars of Two and a Half Men.
*Martin Lawrence (1965) He is also 46. Star of many movies and some sitcoms.
*Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947) He is 65 today. Center for the Lakers.
*Pope Benedict XVI (1927) He is 84 today. He is the Pope.
*Charlie Chaplin (1889) He would be 122 today. He was a silent film star.
*Wilbur Wright (1867) He would be 144 today. Was a partner in making the first successful airplane flight by a human.
*Lazarus Saturday (Orthodox) - The day before Palm Sunday, a feast that celebrates the resurrection of Lazarus of Bethany.
*National Auctioneers Day - A day recognized by auctioneers across the world as a day to reflect back on one of history's oldest professions and it's history.
*Record Store Day - A day celebrating unique culture surrounding over 700 independently-owned record stores in the USA.
*Teach Your Daughter to Volunteer Day - Yeah teach her to volunteer for stuff.
*1178 BC - A solar eclipse may have marked the return of Odysseus, legendary King of Ithaca, to his kingdom after the Trojan War.
*73 - Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt.
*556 - Pelagius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
*1724 - 1st Easter observed (OS=Apr 9)