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February 21

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1995  Steve Fossett, a Chicago stockbroker, becomes the first person to make a solo balloon flight across the Pacific, landing in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada.
 
1976Florence Ballard, member of Diana Ross and the Supremes, dies in Detroit at age 32.
 
1975Former US Attorney General John Mitchell and White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman receive prison terms for their roles in the Watergate cover-up.
 
1973Israeli jet fighters shoot down a Libyan Airlines passenger plane over the Sinai Desert, killing more than 100 people.


1967
The Beatles: Sergeant Pepper (Capitol Records)
The Beatles record overdubs to complete Fixing A Hole, a song that will ultimately appear on their Sergeant Pepper album, at EMI Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)

 
1965Civil rights activist Malcolm X is assassinated at age 39 by Black Muslims in New York City.
 
1947Inventor Edwin Land gives a public demonstration of the Polaroid Land camera, which self-develops a black-and-white photo in 60 seconds.
 
1925The premiere issue of The New Yorker magazine appears on newsstands.
 
1916The Battle of Verdun (France) begins during WWI.
 
1904The National Ski Association of America is founded.
 
1885The Washington Monument, one of the world's tallest masonry structures at 555 feet in height, is dedicated.
 
1878The first US telephone directory is distributed in New Haven, Connecticut.
 
1853$3 gold pieces are authorized in the US.
 

Born today:

1986  Charlotte Church - singer

1979  Jennifer Love Hewitt - actress, singer

1970  Eric Wilson - bassist (Sublime)

1969  Corey Harris - blues guitarist

1963  William Baldwin - actor

1961  Christopher Atkins - actor

1958  Mary Chapin-Carpenter - singer

1955  Kelsey Grammer - actor

1952  Jean-Jacques Burnel - bassist, singer (The Stranglers)

1951  Vince Welnick - keyboardist (The Tubes)

1949  Jerry Harrison - keyboardist (Talking Heads)

1946  Tyne Daly - actress

1943  David Geffen - producer, record executive

1937  Gary Lockwood - actor

1934  Rue McClanahan - actress

1933  Nina Simone - singer

1927  Erma Bombeck - newspaper columnist, author

1927  Hubert de Givenchy - fashion designer

1925  Sam Peckinpah - director

1915  Ann Sheridan - actress

1907  W.H. Auden - poet

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
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(The Fishes)

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