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They’re baaack: Flickr photo of the day - Once again, behemoth cruise ships are prowling the Venetian Lagoon. A regional court has overturned a law passed last November that banned giant cruise ships in response to the Costa Concordia’s disastrous grounding the year before. http://ow.ly/2FOtZa
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April 17, 1970: Apollo 13 module lands in the Pacific Ocean after tense flight http://ow.ly/2FLVnu
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April 15, 1924: Rand McNally publishes first road atlas - Before there were smart phones and Google Maps, people relied on road atlases and paper maps stored in their glove boxes. The most ubiquitous of these was the always-handy Rand McNally Road Atlas, the first version of which was published on April 15, 1924. http://ow.ly/2FHhCJ
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April 14, 1865: President Lincoln is shot at Ford’s Theatre - Today, Ford’s Theatre stands as a memorial to the president who was shot there in 1865. But for decades, only government workers were allowed inside the historic building. And even though the public can wander through it again now, some believe the building is cursed. http://ow.ly/2FFlgx
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Streaks on the window: Flickr photo of the day - A passionate photographer like Swapan Jha simply has to have a window seat. On a recent flight from Boston to San Francisco, he was blessed with a clean window and clear day. http://ow.ly/2FABZ2
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April 18, 1906: Earthquake, fire rip through San Francisco - In 1906, San Francisco was a thriving city of 400,000 residents, full of majestic Victorian mansions, beautiful hotels and thriving arts scene. But the earthquake that hit on the early morning of April 18, 1906, changed everything — including how the city would rebuild itself into the incarnation we know now. http://ow.ly/2FOc3O
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April 16, 1908: Roosevelt establishes Natural Bridges National Monument http://ow.ly/2FJFO3
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Allegiant Air offers 'Giant Seats' - Allegiant Air passengers flying to Hawaii can now say "aloha" to "Giant Seats." The airline has supersized some economy rows on Boeing 757 airplanes for long-haul flights to Honolulu, Maui, and some western U.S. cities. http://ow.ly/2FFxP7
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April 11, 1951: The Stone of Scone is found in Scotland after theft from London http://ow.ly/2FAHi2
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Venus, the back story: Flickr photo of the day - Marcelo Macchiavelli photographed tourists photographing Venus de Milo. http://ow.ly/2FyvsQ
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