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July 15

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2006 Singer-guitarist Avril Levigne, 21, marries Sum 41 singer-guitarist Deryck Whibley, 26, in a private ceremony in Montecito, California.
 
2003 Tex Schramm, former Dallas Cowboys president and general manager, dies at his Dallas, TX home at age 83. Schramm's contributions to NFL football include the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, instant replay, in-helmet radios, and the Cowboys' annual Thanksgiving Day game.
 
1997 Fashion designer Gianni Versace is shot and killed at his home in Miami.
 
1996 The all-news network MSNBC, a joint venture between Microsoft and NBC, debuts on cable TV and the Internet.
 
1994 Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has his hand- and footprints placed in wet cement in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
 
1991 Actor and TV host Bert Convy dies of a brain tumor in Los Angeles at age 57.
 
1975 Soviet cosmonauts aboard Soyuz 19 and NASA astronauts aboard Apollo 18 lift off for an historic mission that will have them rendezvous in space two days later.
 


1973
Grank Funk Railroad: We're An American Band (Capitol)
Capitol Records releases Grand Funk Railroad's We're An American Band album. (The album would later reach #2 on the US album charts.)
(photo credit: Capitol)


 


1971
Richard M. Nixon
US president Richard Nixon announces that he will make an historic visit to the People's Republic of China.
(photo credit: NARA)


 
1968 Commercial passenger air travel service begins between the US and the USSR.
 
1965 NASA scientists unveil close-up photos of Mars, taken by the Mariner IV space probe.
 
1916 Airplane maker Boeing is founded in Seattle.
 
1876 St. Louis pitcher George Washington Bradley throws the first no-hitter in baseball history, as his team beats Hartford, 2-0.
 
1870   Georgia becomes the last Confederate state to rejoin the Union, following the US Civil War.
 

Born today:

1973  Brian Austin Green - actor

1963  Brigitte Nielsen - actress

1961  Forest Whitaker - actor, director

1960  Willie Aames - actor

1960  Kim Alexis - supermodel

1956  Joe Satriani - guitarist

1953  David Pack - singer, guitarist (Ambrosia)

1952  Terry O'Quinn - actor (Lost)

1946  Linda Ronstadt - singer

1945  Peter Lewis - guitarist (Moby Grape)

1944  Millie Jackson - singer

1944  Jan-Michael Vincent - actor

1935  Alex Karras - actor, football player

1931  Clive Cussler - author

1922  Philip Carey - actor

1779  Clement Moore -- poet (The Night Before Christmas)

1606  Rembrandt - painter

 

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

(The Crab)

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