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July 16

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2005Actress Sandra Bullock and West Coast Choppers owner Jesse James are married on a ranch outside Santa Barbara, California.
 
1999  John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, and sister-in-law, die in a single-engine airplane crash off the Massachusetts coast.
 
1988Canadian TV viewers tune in to watch the "royal wedding" of hockey great Wayne Gretzky and actress Janet Jones.
 
1988Actor Michael J. Fox marries actress Tracy Pollan.
 
1982Unification Church leader Sun Myung Moon is sentenced to 18 months in prison for tax fraud.
 
1981Singer-songwriter Harry Chapin dies in an auto accident in New York at age 38.
 
1981Automaker Nissan changes the name of its products from Datsun to Nissan.
 
1972Actor Robert Wagner marries actress Natalie Wood.
 
1969Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing mission, lifts off from Cape Kennedy.
 
1951J.D. Salinger's novel, The Catcher in the Rye, is published.
 
1945The US explodes its first plutonium bomb at Alamogordo Air Base in New Mexico.
 
1918The Bolsheviks execute Russian Czar Nicholas II and his family.
 
1878Thaddeus Hyatt is granted a US patent for reinforced concrete.
 
1790Washington, DC, becomes the permanent capital city of the US.
 

Born today:

1971  Ed Kowalczyk - rock singer (Live)

1971  Corey Feldman - actor

1967  Will Ferrell - actor, comedian

1963  Phoebe Cates - actress

1953  Mickey Rourke - actor

1952  Stewart Copeland - drummer (The Police)

1948  Ruben Blades - actor, singer

1943  Jimmy Johnson - NFL coach

1942  Margaret Court - tennis champ

1940  Tony Jackson - bassist, singer (The Searchers)

1911  Ginger Rogers - actress, dancer (Oscar® winner, 1940)

1907  Barbara Stanwyck - actress

1907  Orville Redenbacher - popcorn maker

1872  Roald Amundsen - South Pole discoverer (1911)

1821  Mary Baker Eddy - Christian Science religion founder

1723  Joshua Reynolds - artist

 

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

(The Crab)

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