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April 6

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
2000The father of six-year-old Elian Gonzalez arrives in the US, requesting Elain's return to Cuba.
1998Country music singer Tammy Wynette dies in Nashville, Tennessee, at age 55.
1996Actress Greer Garson dies in Dallas, Texas, at age 92
1994  The presidents of the African nations of Rwanda and Burundi are killed in a plane crash.
1994After 24 years on the bench, US Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun announces his retirement.
1992Futurist/author Isaac Asimov dies of heart and kidney failure at age 72.
1991Iraq agrees to UN conditions ending the Persian Gulf War.
1985William Schroeder becomes the first recipient of an artificial heart to be discharged from the hospital and allowed to live a normal life (Louisville, KY).
1931Little Orphan Annie debuts on the NBC radio Blue Network.
1917Congress approves a declaration of war against Germany, starting US involvement in WWI.
1909Robert Peary and Matthew H. Henson become the first men to reach the North Pole.
1896Athens, Greece, hosts the first Olympic Games of the modern era.
1869Celluloid, the first plastic material, is patented.
1862The Battle of Shiloh takes place during the US Civil War.
1830The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is founded by Joseph Smith in Fayette, NY.

George Washington
 The US Congress counts the ballots cast during the first presidential election.
 George Washington is unanimously elected president.
 (John Adams is elected vice president).
 (photo credit: NARA)


Born today:

1976  Candace Cameron - actress

1972  Jason Hervey - actor

1953  Janet Lynn - figure skater

1952  Marilu Henner - actress

1951  Bert Blyleven - baseball pitcher

1947  John Ratzenberger - actor

1944  Michelle Phillips - singer, model (The Mamas & The Papas)

1944  John Stax - bassist (The Pretty Things)

1942  Barry Levinson - movie director

1938  Roy Thinnes - actor

1937  Billy Dee Williams - actor

1937  Merle Haggard - country singer

1929  Andre Previn - pianist, composer

1892  Lowell Thomas - newscaster

1890  Anthony Fokker - airplane builder

1884  Walter Huston - actor

1810  Edmund H. Sears - songwriter (It Came Upon A Midnight Clear)



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