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May 17

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2003Tammie Willis, who lost her hearing after a 1994 robbery-assault, becomes the first deaf student to earn a master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
 
1998David Wells pitches the 15th perfect game in major league baseball history, leading the NY Yankees to a 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
 
1993Intel unveils the Pentium® microcomputer processor.
 
1992Bandleader Lawrence Welk dies at age 89.
 
1971The off-Broadway musical, Godspell, opens at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City.
 
1970Adventurer Thor Heyerdahl sails from Morocco aboard the Ra II to attempt a world record by crossing the Atlantic on a reed raft.
 
1955Illinois adopts The Land of Lincoln as its state motto.
 
1940Germany begins the invasion of France, during WWII.
 
1875In the first running of the Kentucky Derby, Aristides wins in 2:37.75.
 
1840Composer Niccolo Paganini dies at age 57.
 
1792The New York Stock Exchange is formed by 24 merchants at 70 Wall Street.
 
1756  The French and Indian War begins, as England declares war on France.
 

Born today:

1971  Jordan Knight - singer (New Kids on the Block)

1965  Trent Reznor - singer (Nine Inch Nails)

1956  Bob Saget - actor, TV host

1956  Sugar Ray Leonard - boxer

1955  Bill Paxton - actor

1949  Bill Bruford - drummer (Yes)

1948  Carlos May - baseball player

1938  Pervis Jackson - singer (The Spinners)

1936  Dennis Hopper - actor

1934  Earl Morrall - NFL quarterback

1911  Maureen O'Sullivan - actress

1886  Alphonoso XIII - King of Spain

1741  John Penn - US Declaration of Independence signer

 

 

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

(The Bull)

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