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February 3

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2012Chicago confectioner Nello Ferrara, creator of Atomic Fire Balls, Red Hots and Lemon Heads, dies at age 93.
 
1996Actress Audrey Meadows, who portrayed Jackie Gleason's wife on the TV comedy The Honeymooners, dies of lung cancer at age 73.
 
1995Air Force Lt. Colonel Eileen Collins becomes the first woman commander of a US space mission as the shuttle Discovery blasts off from Cape Kennedy, Florida.
 
1989Uruguayan president Alfredo Stroessner is overthrown in a military coup.
 
1989Actor-director John Cassavetes (The Dirty Dozen, Rosemary's Baby) dies at age 59 in Los Angeles.


1967
The Beatles: Sergeant Pepper (Capitol Records)
The Beatles record new bass, drum, and vocal tracks for A Day In The Life, a song that will ultimately appear on their Sergeant Pepper album, at EMI Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)

 
1959Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. 'The Big Bopper' Richardson die in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.
 
1930US Supreme Court Chief Justice William Howard Taft resigns for health reasons.
 

1924
Woodrow Wilson
 Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the US, dies in Washington, DC, at age 68.
 (photo credit: NARA)


 

1917The US severs diplomatic relations with Germany, due to the German policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.
 
1916The original Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Canada, are destroyed by fire.
 
1913The 16th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, providing for a federal income tax.
 
1809The US territory of Illinois is created.
 
1783Spain recognizes the independent country calling itself the United States.
 
1699  The colony of Massachusetts issues paper money for the first time in America, as it pays its soldiers fighting against Quebec.
 

Born today:

1977  Grant Barry - trombone player (Reel Big Fish)

1965  Nick Hawkins - guitarist, singer (Big Audio Dynamite)

1962  Michele Greene - actress

1959  Lol Tolhurst - drummer (The Cure)

1956  Nathan Lane - actor

1956  Lee Ranaldo - guitarist, singer (Sonic Youth)

1950  Morgan Fairchild - actress

1947  Dave Davies - singer, guitarist (The Kinks)

1947  Melanie - pop singer

1945  Bob Griese - Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Miami Dolphins)

1943  Blythe Danner - actress

1943  Eric Haydock - bassist (The Hollies)

1940  Angelo D'Aleo - singer (Dion and The Belmonts)

1940  Fran Tarkenton - Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Minnesota Vikings)

1938  Elijah Pitts - NFL running back

1926  Shelley Berman - comedian

1918  Joey Bishop - comedian, actor

1907  James A. Michener - novelist

1894  Norman Rockwell - artist

1811  Horace Greeley - New York Tribune founder, politician

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Aquarius (The Water Bearer)   Aquarius    

(The Water Bearer)

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