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December 28

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1999Clayton Moore, star of the 1950s TV show The Lone Ranger, dies in Los Angeles at age 85.
 
1981Elizabeth Jordan Carr, the first US test tube baby, is born in Norfolk, VA.
 
1973Gulag Archipelago, an expose' of the Soviet prison system, is published by Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
 
1945The Pledge of Allegiance is officially recognized by the US Congress.
 
1944The Broadway musical On the Town opens in New York City.
 
1937Maurice Ravel, composer of Bolero, dies in Paris.
 
1908Over 100,000 people die when a massive earthquake and resulting tsunami flattens Messina, Italy.
 
1902The first indoor pro football game is played at Madison Square Garden in New York.
 
1897Edmond Rostand's play, Cyrano de Bergerac, premieres in Paris.
 
1879Seventy-three people drown when a North Britain Railway train is blown off a bridge.
 
1869The Knights of Labor, a union of Philadelphia tailors, hold the first Labor Day ceremonies in the US.
 
1846Iowa is admitted as the 29th state of the US.
 
1832John C. Calhoun becomes the first US vice president to resign, stepping down over differences with President Andrew Jackson.
 
1694  Queen Mary II of England dies of smallpox after five years of joint rule with her husband, King William III.
 

Born today:

1989  Mackenzie Rosman - actress (Seventh Heaven)

1960  Chad McQueen - actor

1960  Marty Roe - country singer, guitarist (Diamond Rio)

1958  Joe Diffie - country singer

1958  Mike McGuire - country drummer (Shenandoah)

1955  Denzel Washington - actor

1950  Alex Chilton - singer, guitarist (The Box Tops, Big Star)

1947  Dick Diamonde - bassist (The Easybeats)

1946  Hubie Green - golf champ

1946  Edgar Winter - keyboardist, singer

1938  Charles Neville - singer, sax player (The Neville Brothers)

1934  Maggie Smith - actress

1921  Johnny Otis - bandleader

1914  Pop Staples, R&B singer, guitarist (Staple Singers)

1913  Lou Jacobi - actor

1905  Charley Weaver (Cliff Arquette) - actor, game show panelist, grandfather of actress Roseanne Arquette

Woodrow Wilson


1856  Woodrow Wilson - 28th US president
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1763  John Molson - Molson Beer founder

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Capricorn   Capricorn    

(The Sea-Goat)

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