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May 9

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
2001Chocolate-scented postage stamps go on sale in Switzerland, commemorating the centennial of the trade organization Chocosuisse.
1994Nelson Mandela is named as South Africa's first black president.
1986  Tenzing Norgay, one of the first two people to climb to the summit of Mount Everest, dies.
1984By the clock it was the longest game ever played in major league baseball history: the Chicago White Sox beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6, in a 25 inning contest that took 8 hours and 6 minutes to complete.
1980A Liberian freighter rams a bridge in Tampa Bay, FL, killing 35 motorists.
1978The body of former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro, abducted earlier by the Red Brigades, is found stashed in a car in Rome.
1962Following the Decca Records refusal to sign the Fab Four, The Beatles instead sign a recording contract with EMI/Parlophone.
1937Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and his wooden sidekick, Charlie McCarthy, premiere their variety show on NBC radio.
1926Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett make the first airplane flight over the North Pole.
1913The 17th amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, allowing US senators to be elected by popular vote instead of by their state legislatures.
1754The first political cartoon appears in The Pennsylvania Gazette (Philadelphia, PA).
1502Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus embarks on his fourth voyage to the New World.
1386The Treaty of Windsor, between England and Portugal, was signed today.
Uncle Woody sez: This treaty is the world's oldest surviving alliance.


Born today:

1977  Dan Regan - horn player (Reel Big Fish)

1975  Tamia - R&B singer, songwriter

1962  Paul Heaton - guitarist, singer (The Housemartins)

1962  Dave Gahan - singer (Depeche Mode)

1950  Tom Petersson - rock bassist (Cheap Trick)

1949  Billy Joel - singer, keyboardist

1948  Calvin Murphy - basketball player

1946  Candice Bergen - actress, daughter of Edgar Bergen

1945  Steve Katz - music producer, guitarist (Blood, Sweat and Tears)

1944  Richie Furay - guitarist, singer (Poco, Buffalo Springfield)

1942  Tommy Roe - singer

1941  Pete Birrell - bassist (Freddie and The Dreamers)

1940  James L. Brooks - writer, film director (Oscar® winner 1984)

1939  Nokie Edwards - guitarist (The Ventures)

1939  Ralph Boston - long jumper (Olympic gold medalist 1960)

1937  Sonny Curtis - guitarist (Buddy Holly and the Crickets)

1936  Glenda Jackson - actress (Oscar® winner 1970)

1936  Albert Finney - actor

1933  Lloyd Price - singer

1928  Pancho Gonzales - tennis player

1918  Mike Wallace - CBS-TV investigative reporter

1914  Hank Snow - country singer

1882  Henry J. Kaiser - industrialist, Jeep manufacturer

1860  James Barrie - author

1800  John Brown - abolitionist



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