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August 22

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2004Armed thieves steal the famous Edvard Munch paintings The Scream and Madonna from the Munch museum in Oslo, Norway.
 
2004Film director Daniel Petrie (A Raisin in the Sun; Fort Apache, The Bronx) dies of cancer in Los Angeles at age 83.
 
1999Three people die and more than 200 are injured when a China Airlines jetliner catches fire at the new Hong Kong airport.
 
1995Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds is found guilty of sexual misconduct with an underage campaign worker.
 
1991Actress Colleen Dewhurst dies of cancer in South Salem, New York, at age 67.
 
1989Huey Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther movement, is shot and killed in Oakland, California.
 
1977Actor Sebastian Cabot dies of a stroke in British Columbia, Canada, at age 59.
 
1968Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota, Colombia, becoming the first pope to visit Latin America.
 
1926Gold is discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa.
 
1910Japanese and Korean representatives sign a treaty to annex Korea to Japan.
 
1902During a visit to Hartford, Connecticut, Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first US president to ride in an automobile.
 
1846New Mexico is annexed by the US.
 
1485  King Richard III of England is killed at the Battle of Bosworth, ending the War of the Roes.
 

Born today:

1973  Howie Dorough - singer (Backstreet Boys)

1967  Layne Staley - singer (Alice In Chains)

1963  Tori Amos - singer

1962  Gary Lee Connor - guitarist (Screaming Trees)

1961  Debbi Peterson - drummer (The Bangles)

1961  Roland Orzabal - singer (Tears For Fears)

1960  Collin Raye - singer

1958  Vernon Reid - guitarist (Living Colour)

1957  Holly Dunn - country singer

1948  David Marks - singer (The Beach Boys)

1947  Cindy Williams - actress

1942  Kathy Lennon - singer (The Lennon Sisters)

1941  Bill Parcells - NFL coach

1940  Valerie Harper - actress

1939  Carl Yastrzemski - baseball player

1935  Morton Dean - newscaster

1934  H. Norman Schwarzkopf - US Army General

1920  Ray Bradbury - author

1917  John Lee Hooker - blues singer

 

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

(The Lion)

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