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September 8

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2003The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) files lawsuits against 261 individuals accused of sharing copyrighted music files over the Internet.
 
1998St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire breaks Roger Maris' single-season home run record by hitting number 62 during a game against the Chicago Cubs.
 
1996Rap artist Tupac Shakur is mortally wounded during a shooting in Las Vegas. (Tupac would die from his injuries five days later.)
 
1994A US Air 737 jetliner crashes during final approach to Pittsburgh International Airport, killing all 132 people on board.
 

1974
Gerald FordRichard M. Nixon
 US president Gerald Ford (left) grants an unconditional pardon to former
 president Richard Nixon.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1966Star Trek makes its debut on NBC-TV.
 
1951Forty-nine countries sign the Japanese Peace Treaty in San Francisco.
 
1926Germany is admitted into the League of Nations.
 
1920Air mail service between New York and San Francisco begins.
 
1900A hurricane strikes Galveston, TX, killing 6,000 people.
 
1892The Pledge of Allegiance is first published.
 
1664The British receive New Amsterdam from the Dutch, and later rename it to New York.
 
1636  Harvard College is established.
 

Born today:

1981  Jonathan Taylor Thomas - actor

1971  David Arquette - actor, husband of actress Courtney Cox

1971  Henry Thomas - actor

1960  David Steele - bassist, keyboardist (Fine Young Cannibals)

1958  Michael Lardie - guitarist, keyboardist (Great White)

1957  Heather Thomas - actress, pin-up model

1946  L.C. Greenwood - pro football defensive end

1945  Lem Barney - pro football Hall of Fame cornerback

1942  Brian Cole - bassist (The Association)

1941  Christopher Connelly - actor

1941  Alan Feinstein - actor

1940  Willie Tyler - ventriloquist

1932  Patsy Cline - country singer

1925  Peter Sellers - actor, comedian

1922  Sid Caesar - comedian, actor

1897  Jimmie Rodgers - country singer

1841  Antonin Dvorak - composer

1157  Richard I - King of England (Richard the Lionhearted)

 

 

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

(The Virgin)

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