ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANAC
Today is the 108th day of 2021 and the 30th day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1775, Paul Revere began his famous ride, warning, "The British are coming!"
In 1906, the Great San Francisco Earthquake struck, killing an estimated 3,000 people and destroying 80% of the city.
In 1942, Lt. Col. James Doolittle led a squadron of U.S. planes in the bombing of Tokyo and other Japanese cities.
In 1983, a suicide bombing at a United States embassy left 63 dead in Beirut, Lebanon.
In 2014, an avalanche killed 16 Nepalese guides on Mount Everest.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Franz von Suppe (1819-1895), composer; Clarence Darrow (1857-1938), lawyer; Wendy Barrie (1912-1978), actress; James Woods (1947- ), actor; Jeff Dunham (1962- ), ventriloquist/comedian; Conan O'Brien (1963- ), TV personality; David Tennant (1971- ), actor; Eli Roth (1972- ), filmmaker; Derrick Brooks (1973- ), football player; Edgar Wright (1974- ), filmmaker; Miguel Cabrera (1983- ), baseball player; America Ferrera (1984- ), actress; Chloe Bennet (1992- ), actress.
TODAY'S FACT: British soldiers detained Paul Revere before he could complete his "midnight ride" from Boston to Concord, Massachusetts.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1923, Yankee Stadium, the "House That Ruth Built," opened to baseball fans in the Bronx, New York.
TODAY'S QUOTE: " There have been recorded cases of people learning how to fly a plane after playing a flight simulator, but there's never been a case of someone learning to fight by playing 'Tekken.'" -- Edgar Wright
TODAY'S NUMBER: 0 -- climbers who summited Mount Everest during the 2015 climbing seasons, due to earthquakes in April and May, and heavy snow in October. It was the first year since 1974 that no human stood atop the mountain.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (April 11) and first quarter moon (April 20).