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1492 Christopher Columbus sailed from Spain on his first voyage to what he thought were the Indies.

1803 Sir Joseph Paxton was born.  Paxton was an English landscape gardener, and hothouse designer.  He was the architect of the Crystal Palace at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London.

1806 Michel Adanson died (born April 7, 1727). Adson was a French botanist who developed a system of plant classification based on physical characteristics. His system was opposed by Carolus Linnaeus, and was not widely used. The Baobab Tree (Adansonia digitat) is named for Adanson.

1811 Elisha Graves Otis was born (died April 8, 1861). He invented the first safe elevator, and opened the door to rooftop restaurants.

1880 The American Canoe Association was founded on the shores of Lake George in New York.

1921 John Macready became the first to crop dust from an airplane (Troy, Ohio).

1941 Martha Stewart was born.  Entertaining advisor, cookbook author, etc.

1954 Colette, (Sidonie Gabrielle) died.  A French novelist, her novels contain many exact and detailed descriptions of food and the pleasures of the table, and quite a few recipes
 

 

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