April 10: today in history (from Wikipedia)
1816 – "The Federal government of the United States approves the creation of the Second Bank of the United States." Morons!
1874 – "The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska." Tree huggers! (Just kidding, this is actually one of the better holidays.)
1912 – "The Titanic leaves port in Southampton, England for her only voyage." I wonder what we'd employ as a cliche if this didn't sink.
Notable quotes (from BrainyQuote unless otherwise sourced)
"Not to know certain things is a great part of wisdom." - Hugo Grotius (10 April 1583 – 28 August 1645)
"A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will in time produce a people as base as itself." - Joseph Pulitzer (April 10, 1847 – October 29, 1911)
"The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break." - John Madden (born April 10, 1936)
Song of the Day
Happy 55th Brian Setzer, who gave the 80's a breath of musical fresh air with The Stray Cats: