History Blog

April 1

Happy Birthday RIP Leonidas “Lon” Chaney(1883–1930) Gordon Jump(1932–2003) Mary “Debbie” Reynolds(1932–2016) ; “Jane Powell”(Suzanne Bruce)–89 Elizabeth “Ali” MacGraw–79 Barry Sonnenfeld–65 Susan Boyle–57 Samuel Huntington–46 Rachel Maddow–45 Matthew Lanter–35 ; 1891 – The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois ; 1970 – President Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, requiring the Surgeon General’s warnings on tobacco products and banning cigarette advertisements on television and radio in the United States, starting on January 1, 1971