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October 29

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2003Eleven of thirteen coal miners, trapped for five days in a flooded mine in southern Russia, are brought to the surface.
 
2003The Napster version 2.0 pay-per-download music site begins operations.
 

1998

 US Senator John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, becomes the US' oldest
 astronaut (age 77), as the space shuttle Discovery blasts off from Kennedy Space
 Center, Florida.
 (photo credit: NASA)


 
1994Francisco Martin Duran fires a gun 25 times at the White House, hoping to assassinate US president Bill Clinton.
 
197950 years after the great stock market crash, anti-nuclear protestors attempt to shut down the New York Stock Exchange.
 
1966The National Organization for Women is founded.
 
1956The Huntley-Brinkley Report nightly newscast premieres on NBC TV.
Uncle Woody sez: As a kid, I still remember the "Good night, David." "Good night, Chet. And good night for NBS news." banter as the pair (one based in New York, the other in Washington, D.C., signed off for the evening.

 
1956Israel launches an invasion of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula during the Suez Canal crisis.
 
1929Black Tuesday, where fearful investors crashed the New York Stock Exchange through the panicked selling of stocks, starts the Great Depression in America.
 
1924The ends of the Holland Tunnel meet under the Hudson River in New York City.
 
1923Turkey becomes a republic.
 
1912The size of the US flag is set by presidential order.
 
1901Leon Czolgosz, US president William McKinley's assassin, is put to death in the electric chair.
 
1863The International Red Cross is established.
 
1808The last punishment for witchcraft is administered in England.
 
1682William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania, lands at modern day Chester, Pennsylvania.
 
1618  Sir Walter Raleigh, explorer and colonizer, is executed for conspiring against King James I.
 

Born today:

1971  Winona Ryder - actress

1970  Toby Smith - keyboardist (Jamiroquai)

1970  S.A. Martinez - DJ, vocals (311)

1965  Peter Timmins - rock drummer (Cowboy Junkies)

1961  Randy Jackson - singer (The Jackson Five)

1955  Kevin Dubrow - singer (Quiet Riot)

1948  Kate Jackson - actress

1947  Richard Dreyfuss - actor (Oscar® winner, 1977)

1946  Peter Green - guitarist (Fleetwood Mac, solo)

1945  Melba Moore - singer

1944  Denny Laine - guitarist, singer (The Moody Blues, Wings)

1942  Lee Clayton - country singer

1922  Neal Hefti - composer (Batman theme)

1899  Akim Tamiroff - actor

1891  Fanny Brice - actress

1795  John Keats - poet

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Scorpio (The Scorpion)   Scorpio    

(The Scorpion)

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