Tuesday, April 18, 2006
4/18 Anniversaries and Birthdays
Today is the centennial anniversary of the devastating 1906 7.8+ magnitude San Francisco earthquake. It's also the 25th anniversary of the longest pro baseball game in history. The League of Nations was dissolved 60 years ago. 18 years ago America launched Operation Praying Mantis against the Iranian Navy in relatiation for the 4/14 naval mining of the U.S.S. Samuel B. Roberts in the Persian Gulf during Operation Earnest Will. The operation lasted one day and is the world's largest naval battle since World War II. Moreover, today is the birthday of Pope Alexander VI's daughter Lucrezia Borgia, American attorney Clarence Darrow, American actor James Woods, Canadian comedian Rick Moranis, American actress Anna Kathyrn Holbrook, American comedian Conan O'Brien, American actress Maria Bello, and daughter of Scientologists  Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Suri Cruise.