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December 17

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1999Singer Grover Washington, Jr., dies of a heart attack in New York City at age 56.
 
1994North Korea shoots down a US Army helicopter when it strays north of the demilitarized zone.
 
1994Actress Heather Locklear marries Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora.
 
1969A TV audience estimated at 50 million watch singer Tiny Tim wed Miss Vicky on the Tonight Show (NBC).
 
1969Project Blue Book, the US Air Force project investigating UFO sightings, concludes that there is no evidence of extraterrestrial visitors on earth.
 
1957The Atlas US intercontinental ballistic missile makes its inaugural test flight.
 
1945Honduras joins the United Nations.
 
1939The German battleship Graf Spee is scuttled by her crew, ending the Battle of the River Plate off Uruguay in WWII.
 
1925Colonel William 'Billy' Mitchell is convicted of insubordination at his US court-martial.
 
1903The Wright Brothers, Orville and Wilbur, make their historic manned airplane flight near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The flight lasts 12 seconds as the craft goes airborne for a distance of 120 feet.
 
1843Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is first published.
 
1830South American revolutionary hero Simon Bolivar dies in Colombia.
 
1819Colombia and Venezuela become one country.
 
1777France recognizes American independence.
 
1187  Paolo Scalari becomes Pope Clement III, following the death of Pope Gregory VIII.
 

Born today:

1961  Sarah Dallin - singer (Bananarama)

1958  R.E.M. - I Feel Fine (Capitol/IRS)  


Mike Mills - bassist, keyboardist (R.E.M.)
(photo credit: Capitol/IRS)
 

1953  Barry Livingston - actor (My Three Sons)

1951  Wanda Hutchinson - R&B singer (The Emotions)

1950  Joe Rizzo - NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)

1946  Eugene Levy - actor, comedian

1942  Paul Butterfield - guitarist, harmonica player (Paul Butterfield Blues Band)

1939  Eddie Kendricks - singer (The Temptations)

1938  Susan Watson - actress, singer

1938  Nat Stuckey - country singer

1929  William Safire - newspaper columnist

1894  Arthur Fiedler - conductor (Boston Pops)

1799  Joseph Henry - meteorologist

 

 

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

(The Archer)

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