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What happened today in history?
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November 9

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1991Actor Yves Montand dies of a heart attack at age 70.
 
1989The Berlin Wall is opened for the first time in 28 years.
 
1970Former French president and WWII general Charles De Gaulle dies at age 79.
 
1967The music and pop culture magazine Rolling Stone begins publication.
 
1965A major electrical blackout hits the northeastern US and Canada, leaving millions of people without power for over 13 hours.
 
1953Cambodia gains its independence from France.
 
1953Poet Dylan Thomas dies in New York City at age 39.
 
1945Canada joins the United Nations.
 
1940British statesman Neville Chamberlain dies of cancer at age 71.
 
1938The children's magazine Jack and Jill begins publication.
 
1872A fire roars through Boston, consuming nearly a thousand homes and buildings.
 
1857The Atlantic Monthly magazine begins publication.
 
1620  The Pilgrims arrive at Cape Cod, MA, after a 66-day voyage aboard the ship Mayflower.
 

Born today:

1978  Sisqo - singer (Dru Hill)

1973  Nick Lachey - singer (98 Degrees), husband of singer Jessica Simpson

1969  Pepa Denton - rapper (Salt 'N' Pepa)

1954  Dennis Stratton - guitarist (Iron Maiden)

1951  Lou Ferrigno - actor, bodybuilder (The Incredible Hulk)

1948  Alan Gratzer - drummer (REO Speedwagon)

1948  Joe Bouchard - bassist (Blue Oyster Cult)

1944  Phil May - singer (The Pretty Things)

1942  Tom Weiskopf - golf champ

1941  Tom Fogerty - singer (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

1935  Bob Gibson - baseball pitcher

1934  Carl Sagan - astronomer

1931  Whitey Herzog - baseball player, manager

1930  Charlie Jones - NBC sportscaster

Spiro T. Agnew


1918  Spiro T. Agnew - US vice president (1969-73)
(photo credit: NARA)



1913  Hedy Lamarr - actress

1891  Clifton Webb - actor

1889  Claude Rains - actor

1886  Ed Wynn - actor

1841  Edward VII - King of England

 

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

(The Scorpion)

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