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April 21

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:

Gibson Les Paul Custom electric guitarA Gibson Les Paul electric guitar , donated by U2 guitarist The Edge, fetches $240,000 at a Hurricane Katrina benefit auction held at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York.
(photo credit: Musician's Friend)
2007A US Navy pilot dies when his F-18 Hornet jet fighter, part of the Blue Angels aerial performance team, crashes during an air show at Beaufort, South Carolina.
1996  TV oddsmaker Jimmy 'The Greek' Snyder dies in Las Vegas, at age 76.
1980Scandal at the Boston Marathon: Rosie Ruiz is the first female to finish, but is later exposed as not having run the entire course.

Sandy Denny: No More Sad Refrains (A&M)
English singer Sandy Denny dies of a cerebral haemorrhage at a London hospital, following a fall down a flight of stairs at her parent's home.
(photo credit: A&M)

1975Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after ten years as president of South Vietnam.

The Beatles: Sergeant Pepper (Capitol Records)
The Beatles overdub sound effects and a high-pitched animal whistle to complete A Day In The Life, a song that will ultimately appear on their Sergeant Pepper album, at EMI Studios in London.
(photo credit: Capitol Records)

1962Seattle proudly unveils its new Space Needle to the world as The Century 21 Exposition opens.
1960Brazil moves its capital from Rio de Janeiro to Basilia.
1955Jerome Lawrence-Robert Lee's play, Inherit the Wind, makes its Broadway debut at the National Theatre in New York.
1910Author Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) dies in Redding, Connecticut, at age 74.
1836Sam Houston and his Texan troops defeat the Mexican army at San Jacinto, TX.
191825-year-old German fighter ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the 'Red Baron,' is killed over the skies of France during WWI.
1789John Adams takes the oath of office as the US' first vice president.

Born today:

1970  Nicole Sullivan - comedian

1958  Andie MacDowell - actress

1957  Robert Smith - guitarist, singer (The Cure)

1951  Tony Danza - actor

1951  Paul Carrack - keyboardist, singer (Mike and the Mechanics, Ace, Squeeze)

1949  Patti LuPone - actress

1948  Paul Davis - singer

1947  Iggy Pop - singer (The Stooges)

1947  John Weider - bassist (Family)

1947  Al Bumbry - baseball player

1935  Charles Grodin - actor, TV host

1926  Queen Elizabeth II - Queen of Great Britain

1916  Anthony Quinn - actor (Oscar® winner 1952, 1956)

1887  Joe McCarthy - winningest baseball manager (2125 wins/1333 losses)

1816  Charlotte Bronte - author



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