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July 13

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2002  The orphaned Orca whale "Springer" is transported on a 350-mile journey from Washington State to her native waters in Canada, aboard a 144-foot catamaran.
 
1985Live Aid, a televised rock concert with simultaneous performances in London, Moscow, Philadelphia, and Sydney, raises funds for starving Africans.
 
1982major league baseball's All-Star Game is played outside the US for the first time (Montreal, Canada).
 
1978Ford Motor Company chairman Henry Ford II fires president Lee Iacocca. (Lee would have the last laugh, as he went on to rebuild Ford competitor Chrysler Motors.
 
1969The USSR launches the Luna 15 probe to gather samples of lunar soil.
 

1960
John F. Kennedy
 John F. Kennedy garners his party's presidential nomination at the Democratic national
 convention in Los Angeles.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1911Edward, the Duke of Windsor, is invested as the Prince of Wales.
 
1900Allied troops take Tientsin, China, during the Boxer Rebellion.
 
1881Billy the Kid is shot and killed in Ft. Sumner, New Mexico.
 
1836The US Patent Office begins to issue numbered patents.
 
1785Stephen Hopkins, signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies.
 
1772Captain James Cook sails from Plymouth, England, on his second voyage of discovery.
 
1771Captain James Cook returns to England, ending his first voyage of discovery.
 

Born today:

1973  Deborah Cox - singer

1957  Cameron Crowe - film director (married to Nancy Wilson of Heart)

1956  Michael Spinks - boxer

1955  Louise Mandrell - country singer

1951  Didi Conn - actress

1946  Cheech Marin - actor, comedian (Cheech and Chong)

1944  Erno Rubik - Rubik's Cube inventor

1942  Stephen Jo Bladd - drummer (J. Geils Band)

1942  The Byrds: Turn! Turn! Turn! (Sony)  


Roger McGuinn - singer, guitarist (The Byrds)
(photo credit: Sony)
 

1942  Harrison Ford - actor

1940  Patrick Stewart - actor

1935  Jack Kemp - NFL quarterback, US Housing Secretary

1928  Bob Crane - actor (Hogan's Heroes)

1913  Dave Garroway - TV host

1905  Bosley Crowther - NY Times movie critic

1886  Father Edward Flanagan - Boys Town founder

1811  James Young - oil pioneer

1608  Ferdinand III - Holy Roman Emperor

1590  Clement X - Roman Catholic Pope

 

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

(The Crab)

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