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June 26

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2000  Scientists announce a successful mapping of the human genetic code.
 
1995Thirty-nine marriages are performed at a McDonald's restaurant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, birthplace of the Big Mac sandwich.
 
1991Tests of the exhumed remains of US president Zachary Taylor show that Taylor died in 1850 of natural causes -- not arsenic poisoning as some believed.
 
1979Heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali retires from the ring.
 
1976The tallest free-standing structure in the world, the CN Tower, opens in Toronto, Canada.
 
1960Madagascar (the Malagasy Republic) gains its independence from France.
 
1959US president Dwight Eisenhower and England's Queen Elizabeth II officially open the St. Lawrence Seaway.
 
1945The United Nations Charter is signed by representatives of 50 countries.
 
1933The Kraft Music Hall debuts on NBC radio.
 
1917The first US troops arrive in France during WWI.
 
1900Walter Reed begins his campaign to stamp out yellow fever.
 
1870The first completed section of the Atlantic City, New Jersey, boardwalk opens.
 

Born today:

1970  Chris O'Donnell - actor

1963  Harriet Wheeler - singer (The Sundays)

1961  Terri Nunn - singer (Berlin)

1956  Chris Isaak - singer, actor

1955  Mick Jones - guitarist (The Clash)

1952  Danny Gruen - hockey player

1942  Larry Taylor - bassist (Canned Heat)

1940  Billy Davis Jr. - singer (5th Dimension)

1936  Hal Greer - basketball player

1934  Dave Grusin - film score composer

1922  Eleanor Parker - actress

1915  Charlotte Zolotow - author

1910  Roy Plunkett - Teflon inventor

1904  Peter Lorre - actor

1892  Pearl S. Buck - author

1819  Abner Doubleday - baseball creator

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Cancer (The Crab)   Cancer    

(The Crab)

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