Since April is my anniversary month writing for Fan Fest News, I thought it would be fun to go back in time and find little tidbits of history that have occurred each day. So daily, I will be posting a few fun facts of each day in history. I hope you will enjoy reminiscing or even learning something new that you didn’t know before. On THIS day in history:
- 753 BC – Rome was founded by Romulus and his twin brother Remus
- 1509 – Henry VIII Ascended to the throne of England
- 1895 – The first movie projector, “Panopticon,” was developed and demonstrated by Woodville Latham and sons Gray and Otay.
- 1896 – The Spanish-American War began
- 1918 – The Red Baron, Baron Manfred von Richthofen was killed by Allied forces above the Somme River in France during WWI.
- 1962 – Seattle’s Space Needle Restaurant opened at the Seattle World’s Fair.
- 1963 – The Rolling Stones and The Beatles met for the first time at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, England. The Rolling Stones opened for the Beatles.
- 1972 – Apollo 16 astronauts explored the surface of the moon.
- 1977 – “Annie” opened on Broadway
- 1981 – “Wierd Al” Yankovic made his national television debut on Tom Snyder’s The Tomorrow Show.
- 1984 – Doctors in France announced that they had found the virus that causes AIDS
- 1986 – Geraldo Rivera hosted a live broadcast of the infamous, highly promoted The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vault. There was no mystery to be solved.
- 1989 – In Japan, The first handheld Gameboy was released.
- 2016 – Prince Rogers Nelson died at the age of 57 of an accidental overdose.
So there you go folks. You history lesson for THIS day in history!
What did I leave out that may be an important fact in history? Leave your comments below and I will add them.
Shannon Toohey is Editor-In-Chief of FanFest.com. She graduated from Hofstra University in 2015 with a B.A. in Journalism from the Lawrence Herbert School of Communications. Shannon has been a proud member of the Fan Fest team since 2013. Tweet her in your prettiest bird voice: @shannontoo