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November 18

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2006Cisco announces it will acquire cable set-top box maker Scientific Atlanta for $6.9 billion.
 

2003
Britney Spears: In The Zone (Jive Records)
 Britney Spears releases her In The Zone album.
 (photo credit: Jive Records)

 

2001Nintendo's Game Cube entertainment system goes on sale; some shoppers line up hours in advance of stores opening in hopes of obtaining a system before supplies run out.
 
1999Twelve students die when a gigantic bonfire collapses at Texas A&M University.
 
1987The Iran-Contra congressional committee issues its final report, stating that President Ronald Reagan is ultimately responsible for wrongdoings by his staff.
 
1969Joseph P. Kennedy, patriarch of the famous Kennedy clan, dies in Hyannis Port, MA, at age 81.
 

1959
Charlton Heston
 The world premiere of the epic screen saga Ben-Hur, starring Charlton Heston, is held in
 New York City.
 (photo credit: NARA)


 
1942The Thornton Wilder play, The Skin of Our Teeth, debuts on Broadway.
 
1932A tie occurs for the first time as votes are tabulated for the Acamedy Award for Best Actor; Fredric March and Wallace Beery each take home an Oscar.
 
1928Walt Disney premieres his first cartoon with sound, Steamboat Willie, starring Mickey Mouse.
 
1894A Sunday comics section in a newspaper is published for the first time (New York World).
 
1886Chester A. Arthur, 21st US president, dies in New York at age 56.
 
1883Standard Time Zones are established in the US and Canada.
 
1820The continent of Antarctica is discovered by Capt. Nathaniel Palmer.
 
1626  St. Peter's Basilica in Rome is dedicated by Pope Urban VIII.
 

Born today:

1974  Chloe Sevigny - actress

1969  Duncan Sheik - singer, songwriter

1968  Owen Wilson - actor

1965  Tim DeLaughter - singer, guitarist (Tripping Daisy)

1962  Kirk Hammett - guitarist (Metallica)

1961  Elizabeth Perkins - actress

1956  Warren Moon - football quarterback

1953  Scorpions: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Scorpions (Mercury / Universal)  


Herman Rarebell - drummer (Scorpions)
(photo credit: Mercury / Universal)
 

1950  Graham Parker - singer (Graham Parker and The Rumour)

1948  Jack Tatum - football player

1948  Andrea Marcovicci - actress

1947  Jameson Parker - actor

1944  Susan Sullivan - actress

1942  Linda Evans - actress

1941  Gary Bettenhausen - auto racer

1939  Brenda Vaccaro - actress

1936  Hank Ballard - singer (The Midnighters)

1923  Alan Shepard, Jr. - first US astronaut in space

1909  Johnny Mercer - songwriter

1908  Imogene Coca - actress

1901  George Gallup - researcher (Gallup Poll)

1899  Eugene Ormandy - orchestra conductor

1836  William Gilbert - playwright (Gilbert and Sullivan)

1789  Louis Daguerre - daguerreotype photo inventor

1786  Carl Weber - composer

 

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

(The Scorpion)

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