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May 31

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
2000  Latin jazz musician and bandleader Tito Puente dies in New York at age 77.
1991Angola's 16-year-old civil war ends.
1977Construction of the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline is completed.
1962Convicted Holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann is executed in Israel.
1961South Africa gains its independence.
1926The Sesquicentennial Exposition opens in Philadelphia.
1917Indiana adopts its state flag.
1910The Union of South Africa is established.
1907The first taxi cabs in the US go into service in New York City.
1902The Boer War ends.
18892,300 people die when floodwaters cause the Connemaugh River Dam to break, flooding the town of Johnstown, PA.
1809Composer Franz Joseph Haydn dies in Vienna at age 77.

Born today:

1977  Scott Klopfenstein - trumpeter (Reel Big Fish)

1965  Brooke Shields - actress, model

1964  DMC - rapper (Run-DMC)

1961  Lea Thompson - actress

1952  Jean Lemieux - hockey player

1950  Tom Berenger - actor

1950  Gregory Harrison - actor

1943  Joe Namath - football quarterback, Hall of Famer

1943  Sharon Gless - actress

1942  Happy Hairston - basketball player

1941  Johnny Paycheck - country singer

1940  Augie Meyers - keyboardist (Texas Tornados)

1938  Peter Yarrow - folk singer (Peter, Paul and Mary)

1930  Clint Eastwood - actor; mayor of Carmel, California

1923  Prince Rainer III - ruler of Monaco, husband of actress Grace Kelly

1923  Ellsworth Kelly - artist

1922  Denholm Elliott - actor

1920  Edward Bennett Williams - Baltimore Orioles owner

1908  Don Ameche - actor (Oscar® winner, 1985)

1898  Norman Vincent Peale - evangelist, author

1894  Fred Allen - comedian, radio host

1857  Pope Pius XI - 259th Roman Catholic Pope

1819  Walt Whitman - poet


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