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November 12

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2003Actress Penny Singleton (Dagwood and Blondie films, voice of Jane on The Jetsons) dies in Los Angeles at age 95.
 
2001An American Airlines Airbus A300 jetliner, bound for the Dominican Republic with 255 aboard, crashes into a neighborhood in Queens, New York City, shortly after takeoff.
 
1984An out-of-this-world first: Astronaut Joseph Allen, tethered to the space shuttle Discovery, rescues a $35 million communications satellite from Earth orbit.
 
1975Comoros is admitted to the United Nations.
 
1968Equatorial Guinea is admitted to the United Nations.
 
1956Morocco, Sudan, and Tunisia join the United Nations.
 
1954Ellis Island, the US immigration processing center located in New York Harbor, closes.
Did you know? Since it opened in 1892, the Ellis Island immigration center had processed more than 20 million immigrants.

 
1944 The German battleship Tirpitz is sunk off the Norwegian coast.
 
1936The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic.
 
1927Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Communist Party, catapulting Josef Stalin to the top.
 
1920Kenesaw Mountain Landis becomes the commissioner of baseball's American and National Leagues.
 
1918The Republic of Austria is founded.
 
1915Haiti approves the treaty making it a US protectorate.
 
1912The bodies of the members of Robert Scott's Antarctic expedition are found.
 
1867Mt. Vesuvius erupts.
 
1439  Plymouth, England, becomes the first town incorporated by Parliament.
 

Born today:

1976  Tevin Campbell - singer

1970  Tonya Harding - figure skater

1968  Sammy Sosa - baseball player

1966  David Schwimmer - actor (Friends)

1964  David Ellefson - rock bassist (Megadeth)

1961  Nadia Comaneci - Olympic Gold Medal gymnast

1955  Leslie McKeown - singer (Bay City Rollers)

1952  Steve Bartkowski - NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons)

1945  Neil Young - singer, guitarist (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Buffalo Springfield; solo)

1944  Al Michaels - ABC-TV sportscaster (Monday Night Football)

1944  Booker T. Jones - keyboardist (Booker T. and the MG's)

1943  John Maus - bassist, singer (Walker Brothers)

1943  Brian Hyland - singer

1943  Wallace Shawn - actor

1942  Stefanie Powers - actress

1929  Grace Kelly - Princess Grace of Monaco, actress

1922  Kim Hunter - actress (Oscar® winner, 1951)

1920  Jo Stafford - singer

1908  Harry Blackmun - US Supreme Court Associate Justice

1866  Sun Yat-Sen - Chinese revolutionary leader

1840  Auguste Rodin - sculptor

1812  Elizabeth Cady Stanton - women's rights activist

 

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

(The Scorpion)

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