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December 16

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1990Jean-Bertrand Aristide becomes Haiti's first president to be elected by the people.
 
1989Movie bad guy Lee Van Cleef (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly) dies at age 64.
 
1980Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Harland Sanders dies in Shelbyville, Kentucky, at age 90.
 
1963Kenya is admitted to the United Nations.
 
1960134 people are killed when a TWA plane and a United DC-8 collide in mid-air over New York City.
 
1953The Delaware Water Gap Bridge, linking New Jersey with Pennsylvania, opens to traffic.
 
1946Thailand is admitted to the United Nations.
 
1944The Battle of the Bulge begins as Germany launches a surprise counter-attack against Allied forces in Belgium, during WWII.
 
1922Florence E. Allen becomes the first woman justice of a state supreme court (Ohio).
 
1916Gregory Rasputin, a monk with considerable influence over the Russian court, is murdered by noblemen.
 
1870The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is lit for the first time.
 
1852The Evening Star newspaper begins publication in Washington, DC.
 
1838The Boers defeat the Zulus in South Africa.
 
1835The Wall Street area of New York City is destroyed by fire.
 
1809Napoleon Bonaparte and the Empress Josephine are divorced by an act of the French Senate.
 
1773The Boston Tea Party occurs when American colonists board a British ship and dump overboard more than 300 chests of tea to protest high taxes.
 
1653  Oliver Cromwell is named lord protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.
 

Born today:

1971  Michael McCary - R&B singer (Boyz II Men)

1961  Jon Tenney - actor

1959  Alison LaPlaca - actress

1949  Billy Gibbons - guitarist (ZZ Top)

1947  Ben Cross - actor

1946  Benny Andersson - pop singer (ABBA)

1943  Steven Bochco - TV producer, screenwriter

1941  Lesley Stahl - CBS news correspondent

1939  Liv Ullmann - actress

1917  Arthur C. Clarke - author (2001: A Space Odyssey)

1899  Noel Coward - actor, playwright, composer

1901  Margaret Mead - anthropologist, author

1775  Jane Austen - author (Pride and Prejudice)

1770  Ludwig Van Beethoven - composer

 

 

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

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