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Apr 1, 2009

On This Day: 2nd April

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International Children's Book Day
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LIFE magazine cover, 2nd April 1957 [clickable thumbnail a.] features 'Lightning Bug', parked in front of Bob's Big Boy milkbar. Eating a hamburger is Lightning Bug's builder, actor Norm Grabowski. Lightning Bug appeared in '77 Sunset Strip' as the roadster of Ed 'Kookie' Byrnes'. Lightning Bug was said to have launched the "T-bucket" craze. 
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Born on this day:
1805 - Hans Christian Andersen, Danish writer (d. 1875) [poster, right]

1908 - Buddy Ebsen, American actor/dancer (d. 2003) [clickable thumbnail b.] 
1914 - Sir Alec Guinness, English actor (d. 2000) [clickable thumbnail c.]
1926 - Sir Jack Brabham, [poster, left.]

World History 
1975 CN Tower of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; construction completed. Height: 553.33 metres (1,815.4 ft), becoming the world's tallest free-standing structure
2005 - Pope John Paul II, the Pope who contributed significantly to the fall of communism in the Twentieth century, dies.
2006 - US weather: Over 60 tornadoes break out, Tennessee was hardest hit -29 deaths.

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