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August 2

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1990   Iraq invades oil-rich Kuwait, the event that triggered Operation Desert Storm.
 


1987
Snow White and trhe Seven Dwarfs (Disney)
Disney rereleases the animated classic, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to theaters.
(photo credit: Disney)

 



1960
John F. Kennedy
Future US president John F. Kennedy suffers a back injury as the US Navy boat, PT 109, is rammed by a Japanese destroyer during WWII.
(photo credit: NARA)

 

1923 Warren G. Harding, the 29th US president, dies in San Francisco.
 
1921 Opera singer Enrico Caruso dies in Naples, Italy, at age 48.
 
1887 Inventor Hodge Rowell receives a patent for barbed wire.
 
1876 Wild Bill Hickok is shot in the back and killed while playing poker at a saloon in Deadwood, South Dakota.
 
1870 The subway system opens in London, England.
 
1824 New York City's Fifth Avenue retail district opens.
 
1823 The New York Mirror newspaper is founded.
 


1776
John Hancock  
John Hancock becomes the first Continental Congress attendee to sign the Declaration of Independence.
(photo credit: NARA)


 
1100 King William II of England is killed in a hunting accident.
 

Born today:

1968  John Stanier - drummer (Helmet)

1964  Mary-Louise Parker - actress

1960  Linda Fratianne - figure skater

1958  Victoria Jackson - actress

1951  Andrew Gold - singer

1944  Joanna Cassidy - actress

1943  Kathy Lennon - singer (The Lennon Sisters)

1941  Doris Kenner - singer (The Shirelles)

1939  Edward Patten - singer (Gladys Knight & The Pips)

1939  Wes Craven - film director

1937  Garth Hudson - keyboardist (The Band)

1933  Peter O'Toole - actor

1924  Carroll O'Connor - actor

1918  Beatrice Straight - actress (Oscar® winner, 1976)

1905  Myrna Loy - actress

1892  Jack Leonard Warner - Warner Brothers movie studio co-founder

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Leo (The Lion)   Leo    

(The Lion)

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