What happened today in history?
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February 24

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
1999R&B artist Lauryn Hill picks up a record five Grammy® awards, including Album of the Year and Best New Artist.
1990Publisher Malcolm Forbes dies in Far Hills, New Jersey, at age 70.
1990Singer Johnnie Ray dies in Los Angeles at age 63.
1983A US congressional report condemns the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII.
1981Buckingham Palace announces the engagement of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer.
1980The US hockey team beats Finland 4-2, to win the gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, NY.

The Beatles: Sergeant Pepper (Capitol Records)
The Beatles finish recording the vocal tracks for Lovely Rita, a song that will ultimately appear on their Sergeant Pepper album, at EMI Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)

1945US troops liberate Manila from the Japanese during WWII.
1903Cuba agrees to allow the US to operate a naval base at Guantanamo Bay.
1868The House of Representatives impeaches (but the Senate later acquits) US president Andrew Johnson, following his attempt to dismiss War Secretary Edwin Stanton.
1863Arizona is organized as a US territory.
1821  Mexico declares its independence from Spain.

Born today:

1983  Brandon Brown (Mista) - R&B singer

1966  Billy Zane - actor

1962  Michelle Shocked - singer

1958  Sammy Kershaw - country singer

1956  Eddie Murray - baseball All-Star (Orioles, Dodgers, Mets, Indians)

1956  Paula Zahn - Fox newscaster

1947  Rupert Holmes - singer/songwriter

1947  Edward James Olmos - actor

1945  Barry Bostwick - actor

1942  Paul Jones - harmonica player, singer (Manfred Mann)

1938  James Farentino - actor

1932  Michel Legrand - composer

1922  Steven Hill - actor

1921  Abe Vigoda - actor

1890  Marjorie Main - actress

1885  Chester Nimitz - US Admiral (signed the Japanese surrender papers ending WWII)

1874  Honus Wagner - baseball hall of famer (Pittsburgh Pirates)

1836  Winslow Homer - artist

1786  Wilhelm Grimm - coauthor Grimm's Fairy Tales



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