Happy Birthday Berlin

In honor of Rick Berlin’s birthday today, I thought I would put up a short post of some significant events that occurred on April 19.

Short video link: THIS DAY IN HISTORY.

On April 19, 1775, the American Revolution began.

In 1897, the first Boston Marathon was held.

In 1956, Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco.

Berlin also shares his birthday with cultural luminaries such as Maria Sharapova, Kate Hudson, Paloma Picasso and Alan Price.

Rick was born on April 19, 1945. Check out this original page one from the India-Burma Theater Roundup from that day. It was from the week that President Franklin D. Roosevelt was buried.


About Melissa Tabeek

Melissa Tabeek is a freelance journalist based in Beirut, Lebanon. She reports on politics, culture and social issues in the Middle East. On her website, you can also find her blog, where she writes about her work and daily life in Lebanon. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Northeastern University.
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