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for
January 1
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What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2001Ray Walston, TV's My Favorite Martian, dies in Beverly Hills, California, at age 86.
 
2000Computer systems fail to crash, nor is there a global holocaust, as the world ushers in the 21st century without serious mishap, much to the chagrin of doomsayers.
 
1994Bill Gates, Microsoft CEO, marries Marilyn French.
 
1994The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect.
 
1994Actor Cesar Romero dies in Santa Monica, California, at age 86.
 
1993Czechoslovakia divides into two new countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
 
1984AT&T is divested of its monopoly, as its 22 Bell System companies are broken into individual firms.
 
1979Microsoft moves its world headquarters from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Bellevue, Washington.
 
1959Fidel Castro leads Cuban revolutionaries to victory over Fulgencio Batista.
 
1953Country singer Hank Williams dies at age 29 en route to a concert date in Canton, OH.
 
1945France is admitted to the United Nations.
 
1901Australia becomes a Commonwealth under British rule.
 
1898Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island are consolidated into New York City.
 
1892The Ellis Island Immigrant Station in New York formally opens.
 
1797  Albany becomes the capital of New York state, replacing New York City.
 

Born today:

1958  Ellen DeGeneres - comedian, actress

1958  Grandmaster Flash, rapper

1945  Jacky Ickx - Formula One racer

1943  Don Novello - actor, comedian

1942  Country Joe McDonald - singer (Country Joe & the Fish)

1940  Frank Langella - actor

1940  Michael Blodgett - actor; married to actress Meredith Baxter

1935  Bernard Kliban - cartoonist

1925  Valentina Cortese - actress

1923  Milt Jackson, musician (vibrophones)

1921  Rocky Graziano - boxing champ

1919  J.D. Salinger - author (The Catcher in the Rye)

1909  Barry Goldwater - US Senator, presidential candidate

1909  Dana Andrews - actor

1900  Xavier Cugat - violinist, composer, bandleader

1895  J. Edgar Hoover - FBI chief (1924-1972)

1879  E.M. Forster - author (A Passage to India, A Room With A View)

1752  Betsy Ross - seamstress

1735  Paul Revere - silversmith, American patriot

 

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Capricorn   Capricorn    

(The Sea-Goat)

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