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What happened today in history?
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for
October 20

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1999 The US government sets rules to protect the privacy of children on the Internet.
 
1995 After six launch delays, the NASA space shuttle Columbia lifts off on a research mission.
 
1990 A Florida jury aquits three members of the rap group 2 Live Crew for violating obscenity laws during a concert the previous June.
 
1983 IBM releases the PC-DOS 2.1 microcomputer operating system.
 

1979
John F. Kennedy
 The John F. Kennedy Library is dedicated in Boston, Massachusetts.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1977   Three members of the southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd die in a Mississippi plane crash.
 

1968
Jacqueline Kennedy
 Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1964 Herbert Hoover, the 31st US president, dies at age 90.
 
1955 The Calypso song Day-o is released by Harry Belafonte. It was later renamed to The Banana Boat Song.
 


1944
Douglas Macarthur (Lerner Biographies)   

US Army General Douglas MacArthur keeps his famous promise and returns to the Philippines.
(photo credit: Lerner Publications)


 
1911 Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his dog sleds set out from their base camp for the South Pole.
 
1890 The Pike's Peak railroad is completed.
 
1803 The Louisiana Purchase is ratified by the US Senate.
 
1382 St. Mary's College is founded at Westminster, England.
 

Born today:

1971
 
Snoop Dogg (Priority Records)


 Snoop Dogg - rapper
 (photo credit: Priority Records)

1964  David Ryan - drummer (Lemonheads)

1964  Jim Sonefeld - drummer (Hootie and The Blowfish)

1958  Mark King - bassist, singer (Level 42)

1953  Tom Petty - singer, guitarist (Traveling Wilburys, solo)

1951  Al Greenwood - keyboardist (Foreigner)

1945  Ric Lee - drummer (Ten Years After)

1942  Earl Hindman - actor (Home Improvement)

1939  Jay Siegel - singer (The Tokens)

1936  Bobby Seale - civil rights activist, Black Panthers cofounder

1935  Jerry Orbach - actor

1932  William Christopher - actor (M*A*S*H)

1931  Mickey Mantle - baseball hall of famer

1928  Dr. Joyce Brothers - psychologist

1925  Art Buchwald - humorist

1922  Herschel Bernardi - actor, voice of Charlie Tuna in TV commercials

1913  Grandpa Jones - country singer

1905  Ellery Queen - mystery author

1888  Bela Lugosi - actor

1859  John Dewey - philosopher

1856  James Mann - US Congressman, author of the Mann Act

 

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

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