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March 1

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1996  The FDA approves the drug ritonavir to prolong the lives of AIDS patients.
 
1991Polaroid camera inventor Edwin H. Land dies in Cambridge, MA, at age 81.
 
1981IRA member Bobby Sands begins a hunger strike at Northern Ireland's Maze Prison. (Sands died 65 days later.)
 
1969NY Yankees baseball great Mickey Mantle announces his retirement.
 
1968Country music artists Johnny Cash and June Carter are married.


1967
The Beatles: Sergeant Pepper (Capitol Records)
The Beatles lay down the instrumental tracks for Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, a song that will ultimately appear on their Sergeant Pepper album, at EMI Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)

 

1961
John F. Kennedy
 The Peace Corps is established by US president John F. Kennedy.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1949Heavyweight boxing champ Joe Louis, the 'Brown Bomber', retires after holding the title for more than 11 years.
 
1941The first commercial FM radio station begins broadcasting (W47NV - Nashville, TN).
 
1932The infant son of Anne and Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped from their home near Hopewell, New Jersey.
 
1872Yellowstone National Park is authorized by the US Congress.
 
1867Nebraska becomes the 37th state to join the US.
 
1864Rebecca Lee becomes the first African-American woman to receive a US medical degree.
 
1845The Republic of Texas is annexed to the US.
 
1790Congress authorizes the first US Census survey.
 
1781The US Continental Congress adopts its Articles of Confederation.
 

Born today:

1974  Mark-Paul Gosselaar - actor (Saved by the Bell)

1966  John David Cullum - actor (Northern Exposure)

1962  Bill Leen - bassist (Gin Blossoms)

1956  Timothy Daly - actor

1955  Jimmy Fortune - singer (Statler Brothers)

1954  Janis Gill - country singer (Sweethearts of the Rodeo)

1954  Catherine Bach - actress (The Dukes of Hazzard)

1954  Ron Howard - actor, film director

1947  Alan Thicke - actor

1945  Dirk Benedict - actor

1944  John Breaux - US Senator (D-Louisiana)

1944  Mike D'Abo - singer (Manfred Mann)

1944  Roger Daltrey - singer (The Who)

1935  Robert Conrad - actor

1927  Harry Belafonte - singer

1926  Robert Clary - actor

1926  Pete Rozelle - former NFL commissioner

1924  Donald 'Deke' Slayton - astronaut

1922  William Gaines - publisher (Mad magazine)

1917  Dinah Shore - singer, talk show host

1914  Ralph Waldo Ellison - author

1910  David Niven - actor

1904  Glen Miller - bandleader

 

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

(The Fishes)

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