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July 7

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, second movie in the Disney trilogy, starring Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom, makes its US and Canadian premiere.
 
2002   The sci-fi comedy Men in Black II, starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, sets a record for the highest-grossing film ($90 million) ever to debut over a 4th of July weekend.
 
2000 Auto racer Kenny Irwin dies at age 30 after hitting the wall during practice at New Hampshire International Speedway.
 
1985 17-year-old German tennis player Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win the men's Wimbledon single tennis title.
 
1981 US president Ronald Reagan nominates Sandra Day O'Connor to be the first female Supreme Court Justice.
 


1958
Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953 - 1961: (The American Presidents Series)

President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska statehood bill.
(photo credit: Times Books)


 
1946 Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini becomes the first sainted US citizen.
 
1930 Construction begins on Hoover Dam in Nevada.
 
1930 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes series, dies.
 
1898 Hawaii is annexed by the US.
 
1865 Four convicted conspirators of John Wilkes Booth are hanged for their part in the assassination of US president Abraham Lincoln
 
1846 Monterey, California, is captured and annexed to the US.
 

Born today:

1980  Michelle Kwan - Figure skater

1970  Cree Summer - actress

1962  Mark White - bassist (Spin Doctors)

1960  Ralph Sampson - basketball player

1959  Billy Campbell - actor

1959  Jessica Hahn - model

1950  David Hodo - singer (Village People)

1949  Shelley Duvall - actress

1946  Joe Spano - actor

1944  Warren Entner - guitarist (The Grass Roots)

1940  Ringo Starr - drummer (The Beatles)

1928  Vince Edwards - actor

1927  Doc Severinsen - trumpeter, bandleader

1924  Mary Ford - singer

1922  Pierre Cardin - fashion designer

1921  Ezzard Charles - world heavyweight boxing champ (1949-51)

1907  Robert A. Heinlein - science fiction author

1906  Satchel Paige - baseball pitcher

1860  Gustav Mahler - composer

 

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

(The Crab)

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