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Born On:

  •  1667 – Jonathan Swift
  • 1835 – Mark Twain
  • 1874 – Winston Churchill
  • 1924- Shirley Chisolm
  • 1927 – Robert Guillaume
  • 1929 – Dick Clark
  • 1930 – G. Gordon Liddy
  • 1937 – Ridley Scott
  • 1943 – Terrence Malick
  • 1947 – David Mamet
  • 1952 – Mandy Patinkin
  • 1965 – Ben Stiller

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  • 1911 – Chevrolet first enters the automobile industry in competition with the Model T
  • 1913 – US introduces the income tax
  • 1957 – USSR launches Sputnik 2 first animal in orbit
  • 1964 – Washington, DC residents able to vote in the presidential election for the first time
  • 1973 – NASA luanches Mariner 10 towards Mercury, becomes first space probe to reach that planet
  • 1986 – The Federated States of Micronesia gain independence from the United States of America

BIRTHDAYS

  • 1793 – Stephen F. Austin, American pioneer
  • 1936- Annie Oakley
  • 1933 – Micheal Dukakis
  • 1949 – Anna Wintaur
  • 1953 – Dennis Miller
  • 1957- Dolph Lungren
  • 1959 – Hal Hartley
  • 1971 – Dylan Moran

 

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    HISTORICAL EVENTS:

    • 1538 – Bogota, Columbia is founded by Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada
    • 1776 – 60 ‘proof sheets’ of the Constition of the United States are delivered to the Continental Congress
    • 1806 – Francis II, the last Roman Emperor, abdicates, thus ending the Holy Roman Empire
    • 1890 – At Auburn Prison in NY, murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person executed by electric chair
    • 1909 – Alice Ramsay and 3 friends are the first women to complete a transcontinental automobile trip
    • 1912 – Bull Moose Party convenes in Chicago
    • 1923 – Henry Sullivan swims the English Channel
    • 1926 – Henry Houdini performs his greatest trick, sealed underwater for 91 minutes
    • 1945 – Hiroshima is devastated by atomic bomb “Little Boy”

    FAMOUS BIRTHS:

    •  Alfred, Lord Tennyson (poet) – 1809
    • Alexander Fleming (scientist) – 1881
    • Louella Parsons (gossip hag) – 1881
    • Dutch Schultz (bootlegger) – 1902
    • Lucille Ball (comedienne) – 1911
    • Robert Mitchum (actor) – 1917
    • Andy Warhol (artist) – 1928
    • Piers Anthony (English writer) – 1934
    • Michelle Yeoh (Chinese actress) – 1962
    • Elliot Smith (musician) – 1969
    • M Night Shaymalan (director ) -1970
    • Geri Halliwell (Spice Girl) – 1972
    • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster) -1976
    • Adrianne Curry (Brady Snatcher) – 1982
    • Jon Benet Ramsay (murdered child model*) -1990

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