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August 26

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1985  Ryan White, the 13-year-old AIDS patient barred from attending school in Kokomo, Indiana, begins attending middle school via computer.
 
1978John Paul I (formerly Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice) is elected Pope of the Roman Catholic church, following the death of Paul VI.
 
1974Aviator Charles Lindbergh dies in Hawaii at age 72.
 
1972Opening ceremonies usher in the summer Olympics games in Munich, West Germany.
 
1970Guitar guru Jimi Hendrix opens his Electric Ladyland recording studio in New York City.
 
1961The NHL Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Toronto, Canada.
 
1957The USSR announces its first successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
 
1957Ford introduces the Edsel automobile.
 
1947Don Bankhead, the first black pitcher in major league baseball, makes his debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
 
1939New York station WXBS makes the first TV broadcast of a baseball doubleheader (Cincinnati Reds at Brooklyn Dodgers).
 
1920The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, granting women the right to vote.
 
1883The Indonesian island of Krakatoa explodes, spewing volcanic ash and debris 50 miles into the air and killing 36,000 people -- many from tidal waves over 100 feet high.
 
1873The first US public kindergarten is authorized in St. Louis, MO.
 
1847Liberia becomes an independent republic.
 

Born today:

1980  Macaulay Culkin - actor

1969  Adrian Young - rock musician (No Doubt)

1961  Jimmy Olander - country musician (Diamond Rio)

1960  Branford Marsalis - saxophonist, bandleader

1958  Jet Black - drummer (The Stranglers)

1949  Bob Cowsill - singer (The Cowsills)

1946  Swede Savage - auto racer (died at Indy, 1973)

1935  Geraldine Ferraro - first woman US vice presidential candidate (1984)

1921  Ben Bradlee - Washington Post editor

1906  Albert Sabin - oral polio vaccine inventor

1873  Lee DeForest - radio inventor

1838  John Wilkes Booth - actor, assassin of Abraham Lincoln

 

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Virgo (The Virgin)   Virgo    

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