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April 25

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2005Benedict XVI (formerly Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany) is formally installed as the 265th Catholic Pope, succeeding Pope John Paul II, who died April 2, 2005, at age 84.
 
1995Actress/dancer Ginger Rogers dies in Rancho Mirage, California, at age 83.
 
1990The Hubble Space Telescope is delivered by the space shuttle Discovery.
 
1959  The St. Lawrence Seaway, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean, opens to shipping.
 
1945US and Russian troops meet at the Elbe River, Germany, during WWII.
 
1928The first seeing eye dog, Buddy, is introduced to his new master, Morris Frank.
 
1898The US declares war on Spain, following the earlier sinking of the USS Maine in Havana harbor, beginning the Spanish-American War.
 
1859Excavation begins on the Suez Canal.
 
1819The Independent Order of Odd Fellows is founded in Baltimore, MD.
 
1805Lewis and Clark reach the junction of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers.
 
1792A highwayman (robber) becomes the first person to be beheaded by guillotine in Paris.
 
1719  The first edition of Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe is published.
 

Born today:

1965  Eric Avery - rock bassist (Jane's Addiction)

1964  Andy Bell - singer (Erasure)

1949  Michael Brown - keyboardist (Left Banke)

1946  Talia Shire - actress

1945  Stu Cook - bassist (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

1945  Bjorn Ulvaeus - guitarist, singer (Abba)

1940  Al Pacino - actor (Oscar® winner, 1992)

1933  Jerry Leiber - record producer (Leiber & Stoller)

1932  Meadowlark Lemon - basketball star (Harlem Globetrotters)

1930  Paul Mazursky - film director

1923  Albert King - blues singer, guitarist

1918  Ella Fitzgerald - singer

1916  Jerry Barber - golf champion

1908  Edward R. Murrow - news reporter

1874  Guglielmo Marconi - radio pioneer

1599  Oliver Cromwell - English soldier, statesman

 

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

(The Bull)

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