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Today is Thursday, April 10, the 100th day of 2003. There are 265 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On April 10, 1912, the RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on its ill-fated maiden voyage.

On this date:

In 1847, American newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer was born in Mako, Hungary.

In 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anmals was incorporated.

In 1925, the novel ``The Great Gatsby,'' by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was first published.

In 1932, German president Paul Von Hindenburg was re-elected, with Adolf Hitler coming in second.

In 1953, 50 years ago, the three-dimensional horror movie ``House of Wax,'' produced by Warner Bros. and starring Vincent Price, premiered in New York.

In 1963, the nuclear-powered submarine USS Thresher failed to surface off Cape Cod, Mass., in a disaster that claimed 129 lives.

In 1972, the United States and the Soviet Union joined some 70 nations in signing an agreement banning biological warfare.

In 1974, Golda Meir announced her resignation as prime minister of Israel.

In 1978, Arkady Shevchenko, a high-ranking Soviet citizen employed by the United Nations, sought political asylum in the United States.

In 1981, imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands won election to the British Parliament.

Ten years ago: South African activist Chris Hani, head of the Communist Party and a leading official of the African National Congress, was shot to death (two white extremists were later convicted in the slaying).

Five years ago: The Northern Ireland peace talks concluded as negotiators reached a landmark settlement to end 30 years of bitter rivalries and bloody attacks.

One year ago: Eight Israelis were killed by a suicide bomber aboard a bus in Haifa.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Harry Morgan is 88. Country singer Sheb Wooley is 82. Actor Max von Sydow is 74. Actress Liz Sheridan is 74. Actor Omar Sharif is 71. Sportscaster John Madden is 67. Rhythm-and-blues singer Bobbie Smith (The Spinners) is 67. Sportscaster Don Meredith is 65. Reggae artist Bunny Wailer is 56. Actor Steven Seagal is 52. Folk-pop singer Terre Roche (The Roches) is 50. Actor Peter MacNicol is 49. Rock musician Steven Gustafson (10,000 Maniacs) is 46. Singer-producer Kenneth ``Babyface'' Edmonds is 45. Rock singer-musician Brian Setzer is 44. Rapper Afrika Bambaataa is 43. Actor Jeb Adams is 42. Olympic gold medal speedskater Cathy Turner is 41. Rock musician Tim ``Herb'' Alexander is 38. Actor-comedian Orlando Jones is 35. Singer Kenny Lattimore is 33. Blues singer Shemekia Copeland is 24. Actor Ryan Merriman is 20. Singer Mandy Moore is 19. Actor Haley Joel Osment is 15.

Thought for Today: ``To understand another human being you must gain some insight into the conditions which made him what he is.'' - Margaret Bourke-White, American photojournalist (1904-1971)
 
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