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June 28

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2003Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, starring Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom, makes its world premiere at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
 
20006-year-old Elian Gonzalez is returned to Cuba, seven months after being rescued off the Florida coast.
 
1996The Citadel, a military school in Charleston, SC, agrees to admit women for the first time in its 153-year history.
 
1985  Route 66, the legendary east-west route from Chicago, IL, to Santa Monica, California, is decertified as a federal highway.
 
1948Tom Harmon announces he is retiring from professional football.
 
1919Future US president Harry S. Truman marries Elizabeth 'Bess' Wallace.
 
1919WWI ends with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.
 
1914WWI begins as Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his pregnant wife are assassinated while visiting Sarajevo, Bosnia.
 
1894The US Congress declares Labor Day, the first Monday in September, a national holiday.
 
1869R.W. Wood is certified as the first Surgeon General of the US Navy.
 
1838Queen Victoria of Great Britain is crowned at Westminster Abbey in London.
 
1836James Madison, the fourth president of the US, dies in Montpelier, VA, at age 85.
 

Born today:

1966  Mary Stuart Masterson - actress

1966  John Cusack - actor

1960  John Elway - NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos)

1955  Alice Krige - actress

1948  Kathy Bates - actress (Oscar® winner, 1990)

1946  Gilda Radner - comedienne, actress

1946  Bruce Davison - actor

1945  David Knights - bassist (Procol Harum)

1932  Pat Morita - actor

1926  Mel Brooks - film director, actor

1914  Lester Flatt - guitarist (Flatt and Scruggs)

1909  Eric Ambler - author

1906  Maria Goeppert Mayer - first US woman to win Nobel Prize

1902  Richard Rodgers - composer

1712  Jean-Jacques Rousseau - philosopher

1703  John Wesley - Methodist church founder

1577  Peter Rubens - artist

1491  Henry VII - King of England

 

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

(The Crab)

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