Remembering “Cat’s Cradle” Author Kurt Vonnegut

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ON THIS DAY
April 11
On This Day: April 11
Kurt Vonnegut
Died: April 11, 2007
Age: 84 years old
Place: New York, New York, United States
Occupation: Author
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Events
1865
147 years ago
Abraham Lincoln makes his last public speech and discusses the status of the Confederate States as well as his plan for restoring them to their place in the Union.
http://www.biography.com/people/abraham-lincoln-9382540

1931
81 years ago
Writer and activist Dorothy Parker resigns as drama critic of The New Yorker, although she continues to contribute to the magazine for another 32 years.
http://www.biography.com/people/dorothy-parker-9433450

1970
42 years ago
Commander James A. Lovell Jr. and his fellow astronauts launch the infamous Apollo 13 mission, which would experience a major malfunction two days later.
http://www.biography.com/people/james-a-lovell-jr-37140

1988
24 years ago
Cher receives a Best Actress Oscar for her work in Moonstruck. The film also wins for Best Supporting Actress for Olympia Dukakis and Best Original Screenplay.
http://www.biography.com/people/cher-9246148
http://www.biography.com/people/olympia-dukakis-212180

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Joss Stone
Born: April 11, 1987
Age: 25 years old
Birthplace: Dover, England
Occupation: Songwriter
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Ethel Kennedy
Born: April 11, 1928
Age: 84 years old
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation: U.S. Representative
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Claus Von Bulow
Born: April 11, 1926
Age: 86 years old
Occupation: Business Leader
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Died On This Day
Kurt Vonnegut
Died: April 11, 2007
Age: 84 years old
Place: New York, New York, United States
Occupation: Author
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John D MacArthur
Died: April 11, 1834
Age: 66 years old
Occupation: Entrepreneur
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John Galt
Died: April 11, 1839
Age: 59 years old
Occupation: Author
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