The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution (1959) - C. P. Snow (Grade:D)
A Brief History of Time: from the Big Bang to Black Holes (1988) - Stephen W. Hawking (Grade:B-)
Pi (1988) - Darren Aronofsky (Grade:A+)
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Charles Dickens' great novel A Tale of Two Cities started coming out in monthly installments on April 20, 1859
Richard Hughes (1900-76) was born in Weybridge, England on April 19, 1900. Read Orrin's review of A High Wind in Jamaica (1929) (Grade: C) (#71 on the Modern Library Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century)
Lord Byron died of malaria on April 19, 1824 while helping the Greeks fight for their independence from Turkey.
The first battle of the American Revolution took place on April 19, 1775 when Minutemen and British soldiers exchanged fire at Lexington, MA.
It was on April 18, 1775 that Paul Revere, Bill Dawes and Sam Prescott, made their famous "midnight ride" to warn colonial militiamen that British troops were advancing toward Lexington and Concord. This marked the beginning of the Revolutionary War.
Alexander Cartwright, who codified the rules of baseball, was born in New York City on April 17, 1820. It is widely assumed that he was divinely inspired when he established the measurement of 90 feet between bases.
Thornton Wilder (1897-1975) was born in Madison, WI on April 17, 1897. (Read Orrin's review of his 1927 Pulitzer Prize Winner, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Grade: C)
Anatole France (1844-1924) was born in Paris, France on April 16, 1844.
Happy Birthday to Mel and Chuck (April 15)
Frank Serpico was born in on April 14, 1934. Brothers Judd recommends Serpico (1973) (Peter Maas)
Horace McCoy was born in Pegram, TN on April 14, 1897. Brothers Judd recommends They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1935) (Horace McCoy 1897-1955)
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was born in Shadwell, VA on April 13, 1743. Read Orrin's review of American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson (1996)(Joseph J. Ellis) (Grade: A-)
If two New Hampshire men aren't a match for the Devil, we might as well give the country back to the Indians.
-Stephen Vincent Benet (1898-1943), The Devil and Daniel Webster
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