What happened today in history?
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April 12

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
1992  Amid great fanfare, Disneyland Paris (Euro Disney) opens in France.
1989Sugar Ray Robinson, former middleweight boxing champ, dies in Culver City, California, at age 67.
1989Activist Abbie Hoffman is found dead in his PA home at age 52.
1984NASA astronauts from the space shuttle Challenger make the first satellite repair in space.
1981The NASA space shuttle Columbia lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on its maiden voyage.
1966Surf music singer Jan Berry (Jan & Dean) is critically injured in an automobile accident.
1961Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to orbit the earth.
1949The first televised total lunar eclipse is broadcast.
1945US president Franklin D. Roosevelt dies of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, GA, at age 63.
1924Tubular steel golf club shafts are approved for championship play in the US.
1912Red Cross founder Clara Barton dies.
1861Confederate forces attack Fort Sumter, SC, beginning the US Civil War.
1693The first printing press arrives in New York City.
1606Britain adopts the Union Jack as its flag.

Born today:

1979  Claire Danes - actress

1971  Shannen Doherty - actress

1964  Amy Ray - singer (Indigo Girls)

1962  Art Alexakis - singer, guitarist (Everclear)

1958  Will Sergeant - guitarist (Echo and the Bunnymen)

1957  Vince Gill: Platinum & Gold Collection (RCA)  

Vince Gill - singer
(photo credit: RCA)

1956  Andy Garcia - actor

1956  Alex Briley - singer (The Village People)

1950  David Cassidy - actor, singer

1949  Scott Turow - author

1947  David Letterman - comedian, talk show host

1947  Dan Lauria - actor

1946  Ed O'Neill - actor

1944  John Kay - singer, guitarist (Steppenwolf)

1940  Herbie Hancock: The Essential Herbie Hancock (Sony)  

Herbie Hancock - keyboard player, composer
(photo credit: Sony)

1936  Charles Napier - actor

1932  Tiny Tim - singer

1931  Billy Vaughn - musician, bandleader, record executive

1926  Jane Withers - actress

1923  Ann Miller - actress

1913  Lionel Hampton - singer, songwriter, bandleader

1903  Sally Rand - dancer, actress

1777  Henry Clay - Secretary of State during Quincy Adams' administration



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