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June 29

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2006 The US Treasury announces plans to redesign the $5 bill, which will incorporate a number of anti-counterfeiting measures. The new bill is expected for release in 2008.
 
2003 Oscar-winning actress Katharine Hepburn dies at her Old Saybrook, Connecticut, home at age 96. Hepburn earned a record-setting four Academy Awards for best actress during her film career.
 
2002 Singer-actress Rosemary Clooney dies of complications relating to lung cancer at her Beverly Hills home at age 74.
 
1970 The US military ends its 60-day offensive into Cambodia, during the Vietnam conflict.
 
1967 Israel removes barricades separating Jerusalem's 'Old City' from the Israeli sector.
 


1956
Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953 - 1961: (The American Presidents Series)
US president Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Federal Highway Act, authorizing funds for an interstate highway system.
(photo credit: Times Books)


 
1949 The South African government bans interracial marriages.
 
1941 Composer Ignace Jan Paderewski dies in New York at age 80.
 
1938 The US Congress establishes Olympic National Park in Washington state.
 
1882 Joseph A. Hansom, inventor of the Hansom cab, dies.
 
1831 The Kingdom of Belgium is established, with Leopold of Saxe-Coburg named King.
 
1776 Virginia adopts its state constitution, and names Patrick Henry as governor.
 
1613   The Globe Theater in London burns to the ground, following an accident during a production of Shakespeare's Henry VIII.
 
 922 Robert I is crowned King of France.
 

Born today:

1964  Stedman Pearson - R&B singer (Five Star)

1962  Amanda Donohoe - actress

1957  Maria Conchita Alonso - actress

1953  Colin Hay - singer (Men at Work)

1949  Dan Dierdorf - football player, sportscaster

1948  Ian Paice - drummer (Whitesnake, Deep Purple)

1948  Fred Grandy - actor, politician

1947  Richard Lewis - comedian, actor

1944  Gary Busey - actor

1936  Harmon Killebrew - baseball player

1919  Slim Pickens - actor

1912  John Toland - author

1901  Nelson Eddy - actor, singer

1861  William Mayo - surgeon, Mayo Clinic co-founder

 

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

(The Crab)

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