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March 7

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In the headlines today:
2007Bill Chinnock, founding member of what would become Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, dies at his Maine home at age 59.
1999  Movie director Stanley Kubrick (Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey) dies in England at age 70.
1970A total eclipse of the sun darkens skies around the world.

The Beatles: Sergeant Pepper (Capitol Records)
The Beatles record harmony vocals and sound effects for Lovely Rita, a song that will ultimately appear on their Sergeant Pepper album, at EMI Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)

1965Sweden's Queen Louise dies.
1957The Suez canal reopens after four months of closure by Egypt.
1955The TV special Peter Pan, starring Mary Martin, debuts.
1939Guy Lombardo and his band record Auld Lang Syne, released on the Decca label.
1933Clarence Darrow invents the game of Monopoly.
1926The first successful radio-telephone call is placed between New York and London.
1907The Wild Prairie Rose is chosen as the North Dakota state flower.
1876Alexander Graham Bell gets a US patent for his telephone.
1870The first coed grand jury is impaneled in Wyoming.
1831England's Royal Astronomical Society is incorporated.
1724Pope Innocent XIII dies.
1530The Pope refuses King Henry VIII's request for a divorce.
1307King Edward I of England dies.

Born today:

1980  Laura Prepon - actress (That 70's Show)

1967  Randy Guss - rock drummer (Toad the Wet Sprocket)

1966  Paul Davis - keyboardist (Happy Mondays)

1960  Ivan Lendl - tennis champ

1952  Lynn Swann - NFL wide receiver, sportscaster

1950  Billy Joe DuPree - NFL tight end

1950  Franco Harris - NFL running back

1946  Peter Wolf - singer (J. Geils Band)

1946  John Heard - actor

1946  Matthew Fisher - keyboardist (Procol Harum)

1943  Zombies: Best of the 60s (Disky Records)  

Chris White - bassist (The Zombies)
(photo credit: Disky Records)

1942  Tammy Faye Bakker - televangelist

1942  Michael Eisner - Disney chairman

1942  Michael York - actor

1940  Daniel J. Travanti - actor

1938  Janice Guthrie - auto racer (first woman Indy 500 racer)

1934  Willard Scott - TV weatherman (Today)

1930  Lord Snowdon - British photographer

1927  James Broderick - actor

1922  Andy Phillip - basketball Hall of Famer

1917  Lee Young - jazz drummer (Nat King Cole Trio)

1889  Ben Ames Williams - novelist

1875  Maurice Ravel - French composer (Bolero)

1872  Piet Mondrian - Dutch artist

1850  Thomas Masaryk - first president of Czechoslovakia

1849  Luther Burbank - botanist

1802  Edwin Landseer - English artist

1707  Stephen Hopkins - signer of Declaration of Independence

1693  Pope Clement XIII



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