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October 6

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2003Petroleum giant ConocoPhillips announces the sale of its Circle K convenience stores to Canada's Alimentation Couche-Tard, Inc for $821 million.
 
2002Prince Claus of the Netherlands, husband of Queen Beatrix, dies at age 76 in Amsterdam.
 
1999Houston is awarded a franchise by the NFL, while Los Angeles is left out.
 
1997American biology professor Stanley B. Prusiner wins the Nobel Prize for medicine for his discovery of the infectious, virus-like proteins known as "prions."
 
1995Boeing workers begin a 69-day strike to protest the company's union contract offer.
 
1991Elizabeth Taylor marries husband #8, construction worker Larry Fortensky, at Michael Jackson's California home.
 
1990Country singer-guitarist Garth Brooks joins the Grand Ole Opry.
 
1989Actress Bette Davis dies in France at age 81.
 
1981Egyptian President Anwar Sadat is assassinated while reviewing troops on parade.
 


1979
Pope John Paul II

 Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to visit the White House.
 (photo credit: NARA)


 


1951
Josef Stalin

Soviet leader Josef Stalin announces that Russia has its own atomic bomb.
(photo credit: NARA)


 
1927Al Jolson stars in the premiere of the first talking motion picture, The Jazz Singer.
 
1892Poet Lord Tennyson Alfred dies in Surrey, England at age 91.
 
1884The Naval War College is established in Newport, RI.
 
1536  English priest William Tyndale is burned at stake for translating portions of the Bible from Latin into English.
 

Born today:

1965  Ruben Sierra - baseball player

1964  Matthew Sweet - singer, guitarist

1963  Elizabeth Shue - actress

1954  David Hidalgo - guitarist (Los Lobos)

1951  Kevin Cronin - singer, guitarist (REO Speedwagon)

1950  Thomas McClary - guitarist (The Commodores)

1949  Bobby Farrell - singer (Boney M)

1942  Britt Ekland - actress

1925  Shana Alexander - TV journalist, author

1914  Thor Heyerdahl - adventurer

1908  Carole Lombard - actress, married to actor Clark Gable

1906  Janet Gaynor - actress (Oscar® winner, 1928)

1905  Helen Wills Moody - tennis player

1902  Jack Sharkey - world heavyweight boxing champ (1932)

1846  George Westinghouse - Westinghouse Electric founder

1820  Jenny Lind - opera singer

1809  Alfred Tennyson - poet

1808  Frederik VII - King of Denmark (1848-63)

 

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