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February 7

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 


2000
Foghat: Night Shift
Foghat lead singer/guitarist 'Lonesome' Dave Peverett, 56, dies of complications from kidney cancer in an Orlando, Florida hospital. Peverett was also a member of the English blues group Savoy Brown.
(photo credit: Rhino / WEA)


 
1999 King Hussein of Jordan dies of cancer at age 63, and is succeeded by his son, Abdullah.
 
1995 Terrorist Ramzi Yousef is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan, where he had been hiding for two years, for his part in the World Trade Center parking garage bombing.
 
1990 Hundreds of thousands of gallons of crude oil spill off the California coast near Huntington Beach, from the tanker, American Trader.
 
1986 Haitian President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees, ending 28 years of rule by his family.
 
1984 US space shuttle astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert Stewart perform the first untethered space walk.
 
1974 Grenada wins its independence from Britain.
 
1964 The Beatles arrive at New York's JFK International Airport, on their first American tour.
 


1948
Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953 - 1961: (The American Presidents Series)
US general Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Army chief of staff, and is succeeded by general Omar Bradley.
(photo credit: Times Books)


 
1944 The Nazis launch a counteroffensive at Anzio, Italy, during WWII.
 
1922 Reader's Digest magazine goes on sale for the first time.
 
1904 Fire erupts in Baltimore, MD, burning for nearly 30 hours and destroying over 1500 buildings.
 
1882   The last unprotected (i.e., without padded gloves) heavyweight boxing championship fight is held in Mississippi City.
 

Born today:

1985  Tina Majorino - actress

1978  Ashton Kutcher - actor

1967  Jason Gedrick - actor

1966  Chris Rock - comedian, actor

1962  David Bryan - keyboardist (Bon Jovi)

1962  Garth Brooks - country singer, guitarist

1960  James Spader - actor

1959  Brian Travers - saxophonist (UB40)

1954  Miguel Ferrer - actor

1949  Alan Lancaster - bassist (Status Quo)

1948  Jimmy Greenspoon - keyboardist (Three Dog Night)

1934  Earl King - blues singer

1920  Eddie Bracken - actor

1919  Jock Mahoney - actor

1908  Buster Crabbe - Olympic Gold medalist (swimming), actor (Flash Gordon)

1885  Sinclair Lewis - author

1883  Eubie Blake - pianist, composer

1867  Laura Ingalls Wilder - author (Little House on the Prairie)

1812  Charles Dickens - author

 

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

(The Water Bearer)

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