Today's contest, sponsored by the makers of Vanity Fair napkins, features a singing competition between two very social mammals: the beluga whale and the penguin.
April 9, 1947: An extremely strong tornado levels the towns of Glazer and Higgins in the Texas Panhandle, jumping the border to also partly destroy Woodward, Oklahoma. The tornado outbreak continued into the state of Kansas, killing 181 people in the three states.
April 8, 1975: Voyageurs National Park is established in northern Minnesota. Designed to protect the many lakes in the Great North Woods, Voyageurs is mainly explored via kayak, small boat, or canoe.
April 7, 1770: Poet William Wordsworth is born; he lamented that city dwellers were no longer "Breathing fresh air, and treading the green earth."
April 5, 1815: Indonesia's Mount Tambora erupts, killing between 70,000 and 100,000 people. The volcano has global impact, as ash and sulfur encircle the earth, lowering global temperatures. The impacts build in 1816, which is known as "The Year Without Summer."