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Good Information in Historical past, April 19

Comfortable thirty seventh birthday to the Tennis ace Maria Sharapova, the one Russian, and certainly one of solely 10 girls to have received the Profession Grand Slam. She managed to earn a No. 1 world rating at age 18 and spend time because the highest-paid feminine athlete on the planet resulting from her appreciable winnings. She’s additionally an Olympic silver medalist. READ somewhat about her story… (1987)

Maria Sharapova on the Australian Open – CC 3.0. Misty,

In 1990, when Sharapova was three, the household moved to Sochi. Her father, Yuri, befriended Aleksandr Kafelnikov, whose son Yevgeny would go on to win two Grand Slam singles titles and turn out to be Russia’s first world No. 1 ranked tennis participant. Aleksandr gave Sharapova her first tennis racquet in 1991 when she was 4, whereupon she started training commonly together with her father at an area park.

Her father took varied low-paying jobs in Florida to fund Maria’s entry right into a tennis clinic organized by Nick Bollettieri, which allowed her to get the coaching essential to win the Eddie Herr Worldwide Junior Tennis Championships within the women’ 16 division on the age of simply 13.

in 2004, aged 17, at Wimbledon, she reached her first Grand Slam semifinal by defeating Ai Sugiyama. There, she defeated fifth seed and former champion Lindsay Davenport. Within the last, Sharapova upset prime seed and defending champion Serena Williams to win her first Grand Slam singles title

MORE Good Information on this Day:

  • The American Revolution started in Massachusetts at Lexington Widespread with the “shot heard around the world,” a skirmish that gave wanted time to the militia at Harmony to arrange across the North Bridge the place they turned again British troops underneath heavy rifle hearth (1775)
  • The primary Boston Marathon was run (1897)
  • The Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann grew to become the primary particular person to deliberately ingest LSD, a lysergic acid derived from a fungus he found, which was used efficiently for ten years in psychoanalysis (the date is commemorated as bicycle day for Albert’s psychedelic journey on his bike) (1943)
  • Volkswagen of America was based in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey to standardize its seller and repair community within the U.S. (1955)
  • Comfortable Birthday to Kate Hudson, the comedic actress and daughter of Goldie Hawn (1979)
  • For the primary time in historical past the highest 5 artists on the US nation chart have been all feminine—Crystal Gayle, at No.1, adopted by Dottie West, Debbie Boone, Emmylou Harris, and Tammy Wynette (1980)
  • Sally Trip was introduced as the primary girl astronaut within the house program, and Guinon Bluford as the primary black (1982)
  • The Simpsons debuts for the primary time as a brief cartoon on the Tracey Ullman Present (1987)

3 years in the past at present, the primary rotary flight was carried out on the floor of one other planet, as humanity continued its quest to turn out to be a multi-world species with the Ingenuity Mars helicopter. This little solar-powered small fry arrived on the world using on the rover Perseverance’s underbelly, separating whereas the rover was descending.

It has accomplished 25 flights on Mars, gathering essential information on the air density, wind speeds, and different aeronautical figures, whereas additionally scouting for Perseverance and sending again stellar pictures of 33 toes above the Purple Planet.

What excellent news the Perseverance success was throughout the peak of the Delta-variant COVID wave, and along with it having a really profitable 12 months, the little helicopter additionally exceeded expectations for efficiency. Right here on Earth, drones have turn out to be a keystone of recent reconnaissance, and having the data to design them to fly on Mars might be important in future missions. WATCH a video montage of its footage… (2021)


On this present day, 37 years in the past, Gregory Robertson deliberately dedicated to a 200-mph free fall to avoid wasting an unconscious skydiver. From 13,500 toes, he noticed fellow skydiver, Debbie Williams collide in mid-air with a 3rd parachutist knocking her unconscious. She was free-falling to her loss of life at speeds better than 100 miles per hour. He instantly dove towards Earth and rolled himself right into a ball to realize the pace wanted to achieve her after which unfold out to decelerate and make contact. “With seconds to spare as they hurtled groundward, he opened her chute after which his personal — thus saving them each,” in keeping with the Jackson Solar. (1987)

44 years in the past, R.E.M. performed their first gig earlier than 150 individuals on the 11:11 Koffee Membership in Athens, Georgia. The present ended at 2 am when police closed it down resulting from their hometown venue being unlicensed.

A pioneering band that grew to become recognized for his or her obscure lyrics and Michael Stipe’s distinctive vocals, R.E.M. was one of many first different rock bands. Three years later, the group launched its critically acclaimed debut album, Murmur. The primary single to turn out to be a mainstream hit was The One I Love (1987). Their No.1 largest hit, which was performed on each school radio station turntable in 1991, was Shedding My Faith, which received 2 Grammys.

The group disbanded amicably in September 2011, with former members having continued with varied musical initiatives, and several other dwell and archival albums have been launched. WATCH their award-winning music video… (1980)


Comfortable Birthday to Tim Curry, who turns 78 at present. The British actor and singer is thought for his work in theater, movie, and tv, however particularly for his break-out position within the 1975 cult basic, The Rocky Horror Image Present.

2010 picture by dahveed76, CC license

Typically portraying villainous roles or character elements, Curry was nominated for 3 Tony awards—for enjoying Mozart in Amadeus, and likewise for My Favourite Yr and Spamalot. Additionally remembered for such films as Clue and House Alone 2, and recurring TV roles in Legal Minds and Will & Grace, he suffered a stroke in 2012—however his Rocky Horror position as Dr. Frank-N-Furter lives on…

2015 – YouTube

A Portland, Oregon theater has saved up its weekly screening custom all through the pandemic no matter viewers partici…pation. Clinton Avenue Theater has screened The Rocky Horror Image Present each Saturday for 43 years—a streak that continued all through this previous 12 months since March 15, 2020, besides to an empty theater.

“I’m only a man holding a torch for town, for all of the weirdos. It’s simply sort of a foolish factor… nevertheless it was nonetheless a way of hope that issues would finally get again to regular,” mentioned the proprietor, whose enterprise stayed afloat because of donations, loans, and grants.

Unique solid, 1973

On April 3, nonetheless, Clinton Avenue reopened at 25% capability to a sold-out crowd of fifty individuals in costume who longed to do ‘The Time Warp, once more’. Pre-show video games for “virgins” who haven’t seen the film included suggestions to yell profane jokes and throw props. (1946)


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