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April 16, 2021
DIFFIDENCE
noun: Timidity or shyness.
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April 16, 2021
April 16, 1746: The Jacobite uprising in England ends when Charles “Bonnie Prince Charlie” Stuart is defeated by the Duke of Cumberland.
April 16, 1912: Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly across the English Channel.
April 16, 1917: Lenin returned to Russia after 10 years in exile in Switzerland.
April 16, 1947: Most of Texas City, Tex., destroyed when French ship Grandcamp exploded.
April 16, 1972: China sent President Nixon two giant pandas as a gift.
April 16, 1999: Hockey great Wayne Gretzky announced his retirement.
April 16, 2007: A male student, Cho Seung-Hui, killed two in a Virginia Tech dorm, then killed 30 more 2 hours later in a classroom building. His suicide brought the death toll to 33, making the shooting rampage the most deadly in U.S. history. Fifteen others were wounded.
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April 16, 1746: The Jacobite uprising in England ends when Charles “Bonnie Prince Charlie” Stuart is defeated by the Duke of Cumberland.
April 16, 1912: Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly across the English Channel.
April 16, 1917: Lenin returned to Russia after 10 years in exile in Switzerland.
April 16, 1947: Most of Texas City, Tex., destroyed when French ship Grandcamp exploded.
April 16, 1972: China sent President Nixon two giant pandas as a gift.
April 16, 1999: Hockey great Wayne Gretzky announced his retirement.
April 16, 2007: A male student, Cho Seung-Hui, killed two in a Virginia Tech dorm, then killed 30 more 2 hours later in a classroom building. His suicide brought the death toll to 33, making the shooting rampage the most deadly in U.S. history. Fifteen others were wounded.
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