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What happened today in history?
Blamepro's Almanac

for
April 11

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2006 Today co-host Matt Lauer signs a 5-year, $13 million contract with NBC.
 
1996   Jessica Dubroff, 7-year-old pilot attempting to set a record for the youngest person to fly cross-country, is killed, along with her father, when their plane crashes shortly after takeoff, in Cheyenne, WY.
 


1981
Guitar World Presents Van Halen (Hal Leonard)
Rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen and actress Valerie Bertinelli are married.
(photo credit: Hal Leonard)



 


1981
Ronald Reagan
US president Ronald Reagan returns to the White House after spending 12 days in the hospital, following an unsuccessful assassination attempt.
(photo credit: NARA)


 
1979 Rebels depose Ugandan president Idi Amin.
 
1978 Microsoft announces its COBOL-80 computer programming language.
 
1970 Apollo 13 blasts off from Cape Kennedy, FL.
 
1968 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968 into law.
 
1947 Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in a major league baseball game.
 
1945 American forces liberate survivors of the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany, during WWII.
 
1921 The first live radio sports contest is broadcast, as station KDKA in Pittsburgh covers a boxing match.
 
1921 The German national flag is adopted.
 
1899 The Spanish-American War ends.
 
1845 Fire destroys a large part of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 
1689 Mary II and William III are crowned rulers ofEngland.
 
1506 Construction begins on the new Vatican basilica.
 

Born today:
1967  Joss Stone: Right to Be Wrong (EMI)  


Joss Stone - singer
(photo credit: EMI)
 

1970  Delroy Pearson - singer (Five Star)

1970  Dylan Keefe - bassist (Marcy Playground)

1965  Nigel Pulsford - rock guitarist (Bush)

1958  Stuart Adamson - guitarist, singer (Big Country)

1932  Joel Grey - actor

1928  Ethel Kennedy - widow of Robert Kennedy

1918  Cameron Mitchell - actor

1913  Oleg Cassini - fashion designer

1908  Jane Bolin - first female African-American judge

1906  Dale Messick - cartoonist (Brenda Starr)

1902  Quentin Reynolds, author

1755  Dr. James Parkinson - discovered Parkinson's disease

 

 

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

(The Ram)

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