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February 8

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1999A funeral service is held in Amman, Jordan, for King Hussein, who died the day before of cancer.
 
1990CBS News suspends 60 Minutes humorist Andy Rooney for racial comments he supposedly made in a magazine interview, even though Rooney denied the claim.
 
1989144 people die when a Boeing 707 jetliner crashes into a fog-shrouded mountain in the Azores.
 
1978US Senate deliberations are broadcast live on radio for the first time.
 
1974The three-man crew of the NASA space station, Skylab, return to Earth after completing a lengthy 84-day mission.
 
1973The Senate names the seven members of a special committee to investigate the Watergate scandal.
 
1968Three college students are killed in a clash with the South Carolina highway patrol, during a civil rights protest in Orangeburg.


1967
The Beatles: Sergeant Pepper (Capitol Records)
The Beatles record the rhythm track for Good Morning Good Morning, a song that will ultimately appear on their Sergeant Pepper album, at EMI Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)

 
1924The gas chamber at the Nevada State Prison in Carson City is used for the first time.
 
1915The Birth of a Nation, D.W. Griffith's silent movie Civil War epic, premieres in Los Angeles.
 
1910The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated.
 
1904The Russo-Japanese War begins.
 
1863Nathan Hale, American journalist and author, dies.
 
1587  Mary, Queen of Scots (Mary Stuart), is beheaded for treason at the request of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I of England.
 

Born today:

1974  Seth Green - actor

1969  Mary McCormack - actress

1968  Gary Coleman - actor

1961  Sammy Llanas - rock singer (The BoDeans)

1961  Vince Neil - rock singer (Motley Crue)

1955  John Grisham - author

1953  Mary Steenburgen - actress

1949  Brooke Adams - actress

1948  Dan Seals - country rock singer (England Dan and John Ford Coley)

1943  Creed Bratton - guitarist (The Grass Roots)

1942  Robert Klein - comedian

1941  Nick Nolte - actor

1940  Brian Bennett - rock drummer (The Shadows)

1940  Ted Koppel - ABC News commentator

1932  John Williams - composer, conductor

1931  James Dean - actor

1926  Audrey Meadows - actress (The Honeymooners)

1925  Jack Lemmon - actor

1920  Lana Turner - actress

1888  Edith Evans - actress

1828  Jules Verne - author

1820  William Tecumseh Sherman - US Civil War hero

 

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

(The Water Bearer)

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