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October 7

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2003California voters recall incumbent governor Gray Davis, and elect actor Arnold Schwarzenegger to replace him.
 
2001A joint US-British operation sends cruise missiles and bombs into Afghanistan in an anti-terrorism campaign.
 
1999American Home Products Corporation agrees to pay up to $4.83 billion to settle claims arising from use of the diet drug fen-phen.
 
1995More than 80 people die as a magnitude 7.0 earthquake shakes Indonesia.
 


1995
Pope John Paul II
 Some 130,000 people attend an open-air Mass by Pope John Paul II in New York's
 Central Park.
 (photo credit: NARA)



 
1985Palestinian terrorists hijack the Italian cruise ship, Achille Lauro, killing one of the 400 passengers aboard.
 
1982The Andrew Lloyd Weber musical, Cats, opens on Broadway.
 
1981Hosni Mubarak is named president by the Egyptian parliament, succeeding the assassinated Anwar Sadat.
 
1971Oman joins the United Nations.
 
1968The film rating system is adopted by the Motion Picture Association of America.
 
1960Nigeria joins the United Nations.
 
1954Singer Marian Anderson becomes the first African-American to sign with the Metropolitan Opera Company.
 
1919KLM Royal Dutch Airline, the first commercial airline, is founded.
 
1894Physician and author Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., dies.
 
1849  Author Edgar Allan Poe dies in Baltimore, MD, at age 40.
 

Born today:

1976  Taylor Hicks (J-Records )  


Taylor Hicks - soul singer (2006 American Idol winner)
(photo credit: J-Records)
 

1968  Toni Braxton - singer

1968  Thom Yorke - singer (Radiohead)

1957  Michael W. Smith - singer

1956  Tico Torres - drummer (Bon Jovi)

1955  Yo-Yo Ma - cellist

1951  John Cougar Mellencamp - singer

1949  David Hope - bassist (Kansas)

1949  Kiernan Kane - country singer (The O'Kanes)

1945  Kevin Godley - drummer (10cc)

1943  Oliver North - Iran-Contra affair supporter

1935  Thomas Keneally - author

1934  Imamu Amiri Baraka - author

1931  Desmond Tutu - S. African bishop

1927  Al Martino - singer

1927  R.D. Laing - psychologist, author

1917  June Allyson - actress

1905  Andy Devine - actor

1888  Henry Wallace - 33rd US Vice President (1941-45)

1853  James Whitcomb Riley - poet

1728  Caesar Rodney - Declaration of Independence signer

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
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