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November 1

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2000Serbia and Montenegro join the United Nations.
 
1999Football great Walter Payton, then the all-time NFL rushing yards leader, dies of cancer at age 45.
 
1989Thousands of refugees flee East Germany when the border into Czechoslovakia is reopened.
 
1979Mamie Eisenhower, wife of former US president Dwight D. Eisenhower, dies in Washington, DC, at age 82.
 
1959Montreal Canadiens goalie Jacques Plante becomes the first hockey player to wear a face mask.
 
1954Muslims in Algeria begin a series of guerrilla attacks against government targets, in a protest against French rule.
 

1950
Harry Truman DVD (SoundWorks)
 An attempt on the life of US president Harry Truman fails, as a pair of Puerto Rican men
 are apprehended at the Blair House in Washington, DC.

 (photo credit: SoundWorks)

 

1947The winningest race horse in history, Man O' War, dies at age 30.
 
1945Australia is admitted to the United Nations.
 
1864US post offices begin selling money orders as a safer alternative to sending cash through the mail.
 
1755Over 60,000 people die when a powerful earthquake and resulting tsunami combine to level buildings and swamp cities.
 
1604  William Shakespeare premieres his tragedy, Othello, London's Whitehall Palace theater.
 

Born today:

1975  Bo Bice - rock singer (2005 American Idol runner-up)

1972  Jenny McCarthy - actress

1963  Rick Allen - drummer (Def Leppard)

1962  Anthony Kiedis - singer (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

1962  Mags Furuholmen - keyboardist, singer (a-ha)

1960  Fernando Valenzuela - baseball pitcher

1959  Eddie MacDonald - bassist (The Alarm)

1957  Lyle Lovett - singer, actor

1951  Ronald Bell - saxophonist (Kool & The Gang)

1950  Dan Peek - guitarist, singer (America)

1947  Ted Hendricks - Football Hall of Famer

1945  Rick Grech - bassist (Blind Faith, Traffic, Family)

1944  Keith Emerson - keyboardist (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)

1942  Larry Flynt - Hustler magazine publisher

1941  Robert Foxworth - actor

1939  Barbara Bosson - actress

1935  Gary Player - golf champ

1926  Betsy Palmer - actress

1926  Lou Donaldson - sax player

1920  James J. Kilpatrick - journalist, columnist

1871  Stephen Crane - author

 

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

(The Scorpion)

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