Today in History, April 16: Virginia Tech massacre

Highlights of this day in history: Tenth anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting: Gunman kills 32 students and faculty; Country's deadliest industrial accident in Texas; Vladimir Lenin returns to Russia after years of exile; Charlie Chaplin born; Prince Andrew and Duchess of York announce divorce; Rolling Stone release debut album; Michael Jordan plays last NBA game. (April 16)

Famous Birthdays:

  • 1952 Bill Belichick, American football coach (5 Super Bowl wins with New England Patriots), born in Nashville, Tenn.
  • 1954 Ellen Barkin, actress (Big Easy, Sea of Love), born in The Bronx, NY.
  • 1963 Jimmy Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Donnie & Marie sibling).
  • 1965 Jon Cryer, actor (Pretty in Pink, Superman IV, Two and a Half Men).
  • 1971 Selena [Quintanilla-Pérez], Mexican-American singer-songwriter known as the Queen of Tejano music (Grammy-1994), born in Lake Jackson, Texas (d. 1995).
  • 1980 Paul London, retired pro wrestler, WCW, WWF.
-- YouTube download / AP video / Henry Frederick, Headline Surfer
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Short Bio

Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.