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April 16

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2007The deadliest mass shooting in American history takes place as a deranged student kills 22 people on the Virginia Tech campus, then takes his own life.
 
1996  Britain's Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, announce plans to divorce.
 
1972Apollo 16, second-to-last of the US manned lunar missions, lifts off.
 
1972Two giant pandas arrive in the US from China.
 
1962Walter Cronkite replaces Douglas Edwards as TV anchor of the CBS Evening News.
 
1945British planes sink the German battleship Leutzow during WWII.
 
1940Bob Feller pitches an opening day baseball no-hitter as Cleveland beats Chicago, 1-0.
 
1917Vladimir Lenin returns to Russia after 10 years in exile.
 
1912Harriet Quimby becomes the first female pilot to fly across the English Channel.
 
1905Tennessee adopts its state flag.
 
1850Parisian waxworks museum owner Marie Tussaud dies.
 
1828Spanish artist Francisco Goya dies.
 


1789
  
George Washington
 George Washington leaves Mount Vernon to attend his inauguration as first
 US president.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

  556Pelagius is crowned Pope.
 

Born today:

1976  Lukas Haas - actor

1966  Dan Rieser - rock drummer (Marcy Playground)

1965  Martin Lawrence - comedian, actor

1965  Jon Cryer - actor

1964  David Pirner - rock singer (Soul Asylum)

1963  Jimmy Osmond - singer (The Osmonds)

1954  Ellen Barkin - actress

1949  Bill Spooner - guitarist (The Tubes)

1947  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lou Alcindor) - basketball player

1947  Gerry Rafferty - singer (solo, Stealers Wheel)

1943  'Lonesome' Dave Peverett - rock singer, guitarist (Foghat, Savoy Brown)

1940  Margrethe II - Queen of Denmark

1939  Dusty Springfield - singer

1935  Bobby Vinton - singer

1930  Herbie Mann - jazz musician

1927  Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger) - 265th Catholic Pope (formally installed April 25, 2005)

1924  Henry Mancini - composer (4 Academy Awards)

1923  Barry Nelson - actor

1921  Peter Ustinov - actor, author

1913  Les Tremayne - actor

1889  Sir Charlie Chaplin - actor

1867  Wilbur Wright - airplane inventor (half of the Wright Brothers)

 

 

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

(The Ram)

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