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December 11

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1990Ivana Trump divorces real estate tycoon Donald Trump.
 
1985The General Electric Company announces it is buying rival RCA Corporation (parent company for NBC TV) for $6.3 billion.
 
1951Joe DiMaggio announces that he is retiring from baseball, after a 13-year career.
 
1946The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is established.
 
1946John D. Rockefeller, Jr. offers the United Nations six city blocks of land in New York City for the future UN world headquarters.
 
1941Just four days after Japan strikes Pearl Harbor, Germany and Italy declare war on the US; the US reciprocates.
 
1937Italy withdraws from the League of Nations, at the beginning of WWII.
 
1936King Edward VIII of Britain abdicates the throne to marry American Wallis Warfield Simpson.
 
1928Buenos Aires lawmen prevent an assassination attempt on Herbert Hoover, the President-elect of the US.
 
1816Indiana becomes the 19th state to join the US.
 
1792King Louis XVI of France appears before the Convention on charges of treason.
 
1719  The first American sighting of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) is recorded.
 

Born today:

1964  Justin Currie - vocalist, bassist (Del Amitri)

1964  Dave Schools - bassist (Widespread Panic)

1958  Nikki Sixx - rock bassist (Motley Crue)

1954  Jermaine Jackson - singer (The Jackson Five)

1949  Teri Garr - actress (Tootsie)

1946  Lynda Day George - actress (Mission: Impossible)

1944  Brenda Lee - singer

1941  Donna Mills - actress

1940  David Gates - singer (Bread)

1934  Curtis Williams - singer (The Penguins)

1931  Rita Moreno - actress (Oscar® winner, 1961)

1918  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - author

1916  Perez Prado - pianist, organist

1904  Marjorie Buell - cartoonist (Little Lulu)

1882  Fiorello La Guardia - New York City mayor (1933-45)

1803  Hector Berlioz - composer

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Sagittarius (The Archer)   Sagittarius    

(The Archer)

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