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April 28

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2000  Five people die when a man goes on an apparent racially-motivated shooting spree in a Pittsburgh suburb.
 
1996As a witness for the defense, US president Bill Clinton provides 4.5 hours of videotaped testimony in the Whitewater criminal trial of his former business associates.
 
1995Over a hundred are killed when a gas main explodes on a busy street in Taegu, South Korea.
 
1990The Broadway musical A Chorus Line ends its run after 6,137 performances.
 
1969French President Charles de Gaulle resigns from office.
 
1967Heavyweight boxing champ Cassius Clay (now Mohhammed Ali) refuses to be inducted into US Army, citing religious reasons.
 
1959Arthur Godfrey's TV talk show ends after 10 years on CBS.
 
1947Thor Heyerdahl's balsa log raft, Kon-Tiki, with a crew of six, embarks on a 4300-mile journey from Peru to Polynesia.
 
1945Benito Mussolini, Italian dictator and leader of the Fascist party, is executed.
 
1789The mutiny aboard the HMS Bounty occurs, as Captain William Bligh and 18 crewmembers are set adrift in a launch in the South Pacific.
 
1788Maryland joins six other states in ratifying the US Constitution.
 

Born today:

1979  Jorge Garcia - actor (Lost)

1973  Big Gipp - rapper (Goodie Mob)

1971  Chris Young - actor

1953  Kim Gordon - rock bassist, singer (Sonic Youth)

1950  Jay Leno - comedian, The Tonight Show host

1950  Jim Wiley - hockey player, coach

1949  Bruno Kirby - actor

1948  Marcia Strassman - actress

1945  John Wolters - drummer (Dr. Hook)

1941  Ann-Margaret - actress

1938  Madge Sinclair - actress

1933  Carolyn Jones - actress (The Addams Family)

1926  Harper Lee - author (To Kill a Mockingbird)

1917  Robert Anderson - playwright

1916  Ferruccio Lamborghini - auto manufacturer

1878  Lionel Barrymore - actor

1874  Sidney Toler - actor

1871  Louise Homer - opera singer

1823  Mifflin Gibbs - 1st black elected a US judge (1873)

1758  James Monroe - 5th US president (1817-25)

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
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