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June 19

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2000Noboru Takeshita, former Prime Minister of Japan, dies in Tokyo at age 76.
 
1999Britain's Prince Edward marries Sophie Rhys-Jones, a commoner, in Windsor, England.
 
1973Cincinnati Reds slugger Pete Rose gets his 2,000th career hit.
 
1964  The landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved by the US Congress.
 
1963Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, returns to Earth after a three-day mission.
 
1953Convicted spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing Prison in NY.
 
1946The Joe Louis vs. Billy Conn boxing contest is the first championship match to be broadcast on TV.
 
1934The Federal Communications Commission is established by an act of the US Congress.
 
1912The 8 hour work day is adopted by the US government.
 
1910The first Father's Day is celebrated (Spokane, Washington).
 
1862The government outlaws slavery in US territories.
 
1846The first professional baseball game is played, as the NY Nine wallops the Knickerbocker Club, 23-1.
 

Born today:

1964  Brian Vander Ark - rock singer (Verve Pipe)

1962  Paula Abdul - singer

1959  Mark DeBarge - horn player (DeBarge)

1954  Kathleen Turner - actress

1953  Larry Dunn - keyboardist (Earth, Wind & Fire)

1951  Ann Wilson - singer (Heart)

1949  Jerry Reuss - baseball pitcher, All-Star

1948  Phylicia Rashad - actress

1947  Salman Rushdie - author

1942  Spanky McFarlane - singer (Spanky and Our Gang)

1939  Al Wilson - singer

1936  Gena Rowlands - actress

1936  Tommy DeVito - singer (The Four Seasons)

1928  Nancy Marchand - actress

1924  Shelley Mayfield - golf champ

1903  Lou Gehrig - NY Yankees first baseman, Hall of Famer

1902  Guy Lombardo - bandleader

1897  Moe Howard - actor (The Three Stooges)

1881  Jimmy Walker - NY City mayor (1926-32)

1623  Blaise Pascal - philosopher, scientist

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Gemini (The Twins)   Gemini    

(The Twins)

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