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July 19

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1996   Opening ceremonies begin for the 26th Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta.
 
1989 112 people die of the 296 aboard a United DC-10 jet that crashes during an emergency landing at Sioux City, Iowa.
 
1974 Actor Joe Flynn dies of a heart attack at age 48.
 
1969 Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin and Michael Collins, begin to orbit the moon.
 


1966
Frank Sinatra (Warner Bros / WEA)
Singer-actor Frank Sinatra and actress Mia Farrow are married.
(photo credit: Warner Bros / WEA)



 
1949 Laos gains its independent from France.
 
1941 The V for Victory campaign is launched by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during WWII.
 
1918 The German army retreats across the Marne River in France, during WWI.
 
1900 The main line of the Paris subway is opened.
 
1877 Spencer Gore wins the first men's single tennis tournament at Wimbledon.
 
1588 The Spanish Armada is sighted off the coast of England.
 

Born today:

1962  Anthony Edwards - actor (ER)

1952  Allen Collins - guitarist (<Lynyrd Skynyrd)

1947  Brian May - guitarist (Queen)

1947  Bernie Leadon - guitarist (The Eagles)

1946  Alan Gorrie - bassist (Average White Band)

1941  Vikki Carr - singer

1938  Richard Jordan - actor

1926  Pat Hingle - actor

1922  George McGovern - US Senator, ran for US president in 1972

1865  Charles Mayo - surgeon, Mayo Clinic cofounder

1834  Edgar Degas - artist

1814  Samuel Colt - firearms manufacturer

 

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

(The Crab)

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