Today in History for May 13th

Highlights of this day in history: Pope John Paul II shot; English colonists arrive at what becomes Jamestown; Winston Churchill gives his first speech as British prime minister; The U.S. declares war on Mexico; Singer Stevie Wonder born. (May 13)

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Meet the Slovak “Monsieur Tussaud”

Roman Bajzik is a 48-year-old opera teacher who moonlights as Slovakia’s very own Monsieur Tussaud. Figures on display at his mill-turned-gallery include the vampire Nosferatu, pope John Paul II and a mermaid from Slovak mythology.

Today in History April 13

An explosion cripples Apollo 13 on its way to the Moon; President Thomas Jefferson born; Pope John Paul II visits a synagogue; Actor Sydney Poitier achieves an Oscar milestone; Golfer Tiger Woods wins the Masters for the first time. (April 13)

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Today in History for April 8th

Highlights on this day in history: Funeral of Pope John Paul II; Pablo Picasso dies at 91; Teen aids patient Ryan White dies at 18; Hank Aaron hits 715th home run; Kurt Cobain found dead in home from self-inflicted gunshot wound. (April 8)

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Today in History for April 2nd

Highlights of Today in History: Pope John Paul II Dies at 84; President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war on Germany; Juan Ponce de Leon lands in Florida; Falkland Islands seized from Britain; Hans Christian Andersen Born. (April 2)

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Today in History for October 16th

(16 Oct 2018) Highlights of this day in history: John Brown raids Harper’s Ferry; France’s Marie Antoinette beheaded; John Paul II chosen as pope; Chile’s ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet detained; ‘Baby Jessica’ rescued; Novelist James Michener dies. (Oct. 16)

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Today in History for September 29th

(29 Sep 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Germany annexes Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland region; America returns to manned spaceflight for the first time since the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster; Pope John Paul the First is found dead in his Vatican apartment. (Sept. 29)

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Pope Francis starts tour of Baltic nations in Lithuania

Twenty-five years after the visit of Pope John Paul II, Pope Francis begins a tour of the Baltic countries starting in Lithuania, where he is warmly welcomed in Vilnius. However, revelations of child abuse continue to hang over the Church, with new revelations from Germany expected to coincide with the end of his trip.