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What happened today in history?
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September 24

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1991Theodore Geisel, better known as children's author Dr. Seuss, dies of cancer in La Jolla, California, at age 87.
 
1998The US Treasury begins circulating the newly-redesigned $20 bill.
 
1976Newspaper heiress Patty Hearst is sentenced to seven years in prison for a 1974 bank robbery.


1968
The Beatles: White Album (Capitol Records)
The Beatles continue recording of the rhythm track for Happiness Is A Warm Gun, a song that will ultimately appear on the White Album, at Abbey Road Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)

 
1968Swaziland is admitted to the United Nations.
 
1964The Munsters, starring Fred Gwynne, Yvonne DeCarlo, and Al Lewis, makes its TV premiere.
 
1960The world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise, is launched.
 
1948Mildred Gillars, aka Nazi radio propagandist Axis Sally, pleads innocent to charges of treason.
 
1929Jimmy Doolittle pilots a biplane over Mitchel Field in New York to make the first all-instrument flight.
 
1869The Black Friday Wall Street panic occurs when financiers Jay Gould and James Fisk attempt to corner the gold market.
 
1789Congress passes the First Judiciary Act, which establishes the US Supreme Court and the position of Attorney General.
 
1780  Benedict Arnold escapes to the British after his attempt to betray West Point.
 
1621England's first newspaper is printed.
 

Born today:

1958  Kevin Sorbo - actor

1948  Phil Hartman - comedian, actor

1946  'Mean' Joe Greene - pro football Hall of Famer

1942  Gerry Marsden - singer (Gerry and The Pacemakers)

1941  Linda Eastman McCartney - photographer, singer (Wings); wife of The Beatles bassist Paul McCartney

1940  Phyliss Allbut - singer (The Angels)

1936  Jim Henson - Muppets creator, voice of Kermit the Frog

1931  Anthony Newley - actor, singer

1924  Sheila MacRae - comedienne, actress (The Honeymooners)

1921  Jim McKay - ABC TV sportscaster

1896  F. Scott Fitzgerald - author

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Libra (The Scales)   Libra    

(The Scales)

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