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March 18

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1996  John Salvi III is convicted of murdering two women at two Boston, Massachusetts, abortion clinics in 1994.
 
1993Actor-comedian Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell are married.
 
1986The Treasury Department announces plans to weave a polyester thread into US currency to foil counterfeiters.
 
1985Capital Cities Communications and the American Broadcasting Company announce a $3.5 billion merger.
 
1959Hawaii is admitted as the 50th state of the US.
 
1949The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is established.
 
1937An explosion in a New London, Texas, school kills 294 people.
 
1932Channcey Olcott, author of My Wild Irish Rose, dies.
 
1931Schick unveils a new grooming device: the electric shaver.
 
1926Women are allowed to practice law in Turkey.
 
1922Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to a 6-year prison term in India for civil disobedience.
 
1921A thousand people die when the ship Hong Kong hits a rock and sinks near Shatow, China.
 

Born today:

1974  Stuart Zender - bassist (Jamiroquai)

1970  Queen Latifah - rapper, talk show host

1966  Jerry Cantrell - rock guitarist (Alice In Chains)

1964  Bonnie Blair - speed skater (Olympic Gold medal 1988)

1963  Vanessa Williams - singer, actress, former Miss America

1959  Irene Cara - singer, actress (Fame)

1956  Ingemar Stenmark - skier

1952  Glenn McDonald - basketball player

1950  Brad Dourif - actor

1950  John Hartman - rock drummer (The Doobie Brothers)

1948  Guy Lapointe - hockey player

1947  Barrie Wilson - drummer (Procol Harum)

1944  Kevin Dobson - actor

1943  Leslie Parrish - actress

1942  Jeff Mullins - basketball player (Olympics, NBA)

1941  Pat Jarvis - baseball pitcher

1941  Wilson Pickett - singer

1938  Charley Pride - country singer

1937  Mark Donohue - auto racer (Indy 500 winner 1972)

1936  Frederik Willem de Klerk - former president of South Africa

1932  John Updike - author

1927  George Plimpton - author, actor

1926  Peter Graves - actor; brother of actor James Arness

1923  Andy Granatelli - STP oil treatment founder

1911  Smiley Burnette - actor

1901  William H. Johnson - artist

1886  Edward Everett Horton - narrator, actor

1877  Edgar Cayce ("The Sleeping Prophet") - psychic, faith healer

1844  Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov - composer (Flight of the Bumblebee)

1837  Grover Cleveland - 22nd and 24th US president

1782  John C. Calhoun - US Vice President (1825-32)

 

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